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Menlo Park: Initiative consultant swaps out traffic analyst

Original post made on May 29, 2014

Reading through the unwieldy pile of documents related to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan and the proposed initiative that would modify the plan is a time-consuming chore, but a necessary one.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:34 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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Good move by City staff and Lia Wise. This analysis is going to be squeaky clean of any conflicts.


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Posted by full disclosure
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

Attn: Ms: Brundage:

The story does not reveal who found the conflict of interest with Fernandez, notified the press, the council and city staff. Don't you think that is a very important detail, omitted from your coverage?

To Peter Carpenter, who as an Atherton Resident continues to fill up the blog, and makes unfounded conclusions; pray tell what makes you think this analysis of the SP will be "squeaky clean", and not just an endorsement of what the City staff wants you and everyone else to believe.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:57 am

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"what makes you think this analysis of the SP will be "squeaky clean", and not just an endorsement of what the City staff wants you and everyone else to believe."

Because the council and the city have bent over backwards to pick a consultant with no ties to any of the interested parties and with good professional credentials. And I have read the scope of work and it reflects an unbiased approach to the issue.

What did you think when you read the scope of work?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Full disclosure asks "The story does not reveal who found the conflict of interest with Fernandez, notified the press, the council and city staff. Don't you think that is a very important detail, omitted from your coverage?

Evidently full d didn't fully read the story:

"Jim Cogan, the city's economic development manager, told the Almanac earlier this week that the consultant notified Menlo Park on Thursday, May 22, as soon as the information surfaced, and promptly switched to a new traffic analyst, William Riggs.

Mr. Cogan said that Lisa Wise had never discussed Menlo Park with Mr. Fernandez, which is why she wasn't aware of the connection until spotting his name in the specific plan documents."


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