Council Subcommittee Violates Process
Original post made by disappointed resident on Aug 6, 2013
It remains to be seen if the subcommittee will honor the hundreds of concerned constituents who expect evidence that their safety and quality of life concerns are being addressed. It's just that much more difficult to imagine when the subcommittee members ignore the letter and spirit of their own process rules.
on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm
What else is new? This is Menlo Park, after all.
on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
The subcommittee held meetings and clearly succeeded in getting Stanford to make a major change in its proposal. The purpose of the subcommittee was not to hold an endless series of meetings but to facilitate a better outcome - and it achieved that objective.
Too bad that the small number of people who want to only protect their own narrow self interests were not permitted to drag this on forever.
It is time to move on.
on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:51 am
Excuse me, but the Council subcommittee's work isn't done yet. The traffic impact analysis hasn't been completed.
Believe me, traffic impacts will affect all of us. We should be thankful a small group has tackled this on their and our behalf. The intersections of El Camino and Middle and El Camino and Ravenswood are horrendous already. Imagine thousands more trips every day from the Stanford project.
The subcommittee should complete its work, and part of that is to live up to the charter they themselves established. This time, they should work more closely with the neighborhood representatives.