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Original post made by Kevin Harris, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Oct 20, 2007

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Posted by standard lots too
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 20, 2007 at 10:15 am

This is an example of what's been going on for many years with development pressures leading to McMansions that are out of character with existing homes and neighborhoods. Neighbors of standard lot properties have zero ability to defend their own trees, privacy, sunlight. At least these neighbors have a voice. Let's hope the Council listens on this project, and gets behind some true reform of the city's rules so others have a chance to defend their own quality of life.

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Posted by j
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 21, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Anything goes with the current Council. The only difference between a few months ago and today is that the Council will be held accountable for their misdeeds.

Every rock will be turned to find out what connections exist and between whom.

This particular developer will adversely affect the neighboring land owners, the environment and the atmosphere of Menlo Park that we all enjoy.

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Posted by K
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:40 am

"Anything goes with the current Council"?

Anything does NOT go. Development is controlled by zoning and enforced by Planning. Maybe YOU don't like development/remodeling in ANY form. I don't mind it. What I really do mind is when someone follows ALL the rules and still get strung up on the nearest tree just 'cause someone else doesn't like change, or respect property rights.