Viewpoint - October 27, 2010

Letter: Yes on both L and T doesn't make sense

Logical inconsistencies fascinate me.

My recent afternoon "waddle" took me past a home that had both a yes on Measure T sign and also a yes on Measure L sign posted on the front lawn.

How any resident can logically support both escapes me.

Measure L would rein in pension costs. Thus, support for it presumably is based on concern about Menlo Park's structural budget deficit.

On the other hand, concern about Menlo Park's financial situation should logically result in opposition to Measure T.

Measure T would give away to the Bohannon interests for an extended period the valuable right to extensive development in the M-2 zone. The city would get nothing in return, either now or in the future, except for the illusion of increased tax revenue in the unlikely event, given the market outlook, any part of the Gateway project is ever built. In addition, until the development agreement expires, the city would be precluded from planning decisions that would yield revenue increases.

James Madison, Holly Avenue, Menlo Park


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