Today: Save the Bay to name opponents to Cargill project


Environmental advocacy group Save the Bay will stage a press conference at Bayfront Park at 1 p.m. today, unveiling a list of Bay Area public officials who oppose a proposal for a mini-city on bayfront land in Redwood City.

The people scheduled to speak include Save the Bay Director David Lewis, Menlo Park Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson, former Palo Alto council member Peter Drekmeier, and former state Assembly member Sally Lieber.

The conference will be held near the gate at the entrance to the park, at the end of Marsh Road in Menlo Park. The park is a dramatic choice of setting: it's adjacent to the salt ponds agribusiness giant Cargill has proposed to develop, and has been held up by Menlo Park environmental advocates as an example of the city's choice to restore, rather than develop, bayfront territory.

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Posted by Objective
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

Are the Cargill salt ponds really part of the bay now? They don't look like it.

If they aren't this develoment is not filling the bay at all, but returns part of the salt ponds to the bay.

Taking a position against the Cargill development prematurely exposes our council as anti development and anti business. They have stopped housing and playing fields in other parts of our city and now they want to stop them outside of the city.

No site seems to be environmentally friendly enough.

Really helpful in a recession.

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