Posted by Fact Checker, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Mr. or Ms. Benefit: Mr Cline had nothing to do with the decision to give the Sequoia School District a 2.6M contribution to the building of the theatre. Nothing. Nada. The idea came from Council Member Lee Duboc (2002 - 2006) who offered the money to the school district unsolicited. Winkler, Jellins and Collacchi joined her in the vote. I don't recall if Kinney voted for it but, it was probably unanimous. Imagine, $2.6M from the General Fund! The money could have been used to get the Belle Haven Police Sub Station built. On the East side of the freeway the shootings and the deaths mount but on the West side the theatre lives on.
Lets give our new council member, Ms. Carlton a hand for thinking outside the box! I hope she also has some good ideas for how to make the Stanford Medical Center project on El Camino Real a more integrated development than what seems to be the University's initial proposal.