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Clear Conflict of Interest With Developers Donations

Original post made by Mary Ellen, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park, on Oct 30, 2006

As I sent to the City Council:

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Posted by Developer Watchodog
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 30, 2006 at 2:25 pm

Howard Crittenden, the owner of the Park theater also made large donations in the first filing period.

He gave $1,000 each to Boyle, Duboc, and Winkler, and another $1000 to a PAC, called "Menlo Park Matters, that is friendly to the BDW slate.

Also a notable large donation from filing period #1.

$7,500 -- CREPAC: California Real Estate Political Action Committe base in LA. They gave $2500 to each of Boyle, Duboc, and Winkler. Remember Ordinance 926, the pro-developer zoning ordinance that would eliminate neighbor input in the home design process and make it easier for developers to build monster homes. They're baaaaaaaaack!!

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Posted by Developer Watchdog
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 30, 2006 at 3:06 pm

Just to confirm the accuracy of the Derry Referendum flyer mentioned above. From the August 31st Palo Alto Daily News:

Zoning Rules Reach New Heights by Banks Albach

... "The O'Brien group is to pay $100,000 for study into the redevelopment of El Camino Real between Valparaiso and Santa Cruz Avenue with includes the Park Theater."