Viewpoint - November 10, 2010

Letter: What happened in Menlo Park election?

I am puzzled by last week's elections results. Why did the Menlo Park voters choose new candidates over the incumbents?

Rich Cline and Heyward Robinson have brought a level of quality to the council that is quite remarkable. How Rich made it, and how Heyward didn't quite make it is puzzling, considering how dedicated and involved they've been with issues that reflects the majority of voters: the downtown revisioning process, high-speed rail and the Bohannon project.

Heyward's council record promotes values that this community is proud of when it comes to alternate forms of traffic, development, green and environmental standards.

So, what happened, really? I wonder how visible Heyward's work was to the community. What I especially get from this, is that I should get more involved, discuss city issues with my neighbors, and make sure the council members' work is more visible.

I'm grateful for Rich to be re-elected as his respectful leadership will continue setting a model.

Laure Laprais, Oak Court, Menlo Park


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