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Viewpoint - July 14, 2010

Letter: Character of downtown Menlo fine the way it is

I oppose the city's "visioning" plan for downtown Menlo Park. I am a 24-year resident who enjoys the character of our downtown and do not want to see it changed.

The merchants are struggling with the downturn of the economy and this plan appears to be a good idea for someplace other than Menlo Park. We have Stanford Shopping Center down the block.

The impact on the businesses that are here will be devastating. Success is based on timing and good planning. The timing is totally wrong and the plan doesn't fit this community.

Bobbie Fakkema, O'Conner Street, Menlo Park

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