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on Oct 5, 2012
Can't make it. Hope there will be an article about it later detailing the candidates positions.
The candidate forum is being rescheduled. Watch for a new date early next week.
In the meantime, you can read the visions and opinions of all five Candidates for Menlo Park City Council regarding crucial transportation and land use issues that affect the environment, economy, and quality of life.
* Where should Menlo Park add new Housing in its housing element?
* How can Menlo Park make our Safe Routes to School programs more effective
* How can traffic congestion in Menlo Park be addressed in the upcoming revision of the city's General Plan?
* What should be the future of El Camino - 6 vehicle lanes, or adding sidewalk curb extensions and bike lanes
* What should be the city's goals for future zoning updates in the M2 industrial area near Facebook?
Read answers to these and more questions here: Web Link
Seems as though all the candidates want to put housing on El Camino. That's about the last street on El Camino that needs more traffic. Let's not fool ourselves about people taking the bus. They don't. It's way too slow. And Caltrain? It's great(a)if you're going to San Francisco(b)during commute hours. Otherwise, it's just another traffic impediment.
I don't see any of the candidates showing any understanding our appreciation of these issues, and one of them has served on the counci for two terms already!
I'd like to see just a glimmer of understanding from one of them. If you had housing, then you also need more schools, parks and recreational spaces, stores, No one is even talking about where the kids of these thousands of new residents are going to attend school; the MPCSD superintendant says the schools are at capacity. "Let's put more housing on El Camino is not the answer to any question.More problems, fewer answers, empty rhetoric from every candidate.
Thanks for the link, Adina.
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