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Tonight: Discussion of Cargill project

 

Representatives of both Save the Bay and agribusiness giant Cargill will be on hand to discuss Cargill's proposal to build a virtual city on 1,400 acres of salt ponds at a meeting in Foster City at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.

Sponsored by the San Mateo County Democrats for America, the meeting will be held in the Carpenters' Hall at 1153 Chess Drive in Foster City.

Save the Bay Political Director Stephen Knight will speak, as will a representative for the developer, according to the San Mateo County Democrats.

Save the Bay recently held a press conference to announce that it had gathered signatures from 92 current and former Bay Area public officials who oppose the development proposal.

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Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of another community
on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Go NIMBY! I'm rallying the Teddy conservatives behind you! Let us know what else we can do


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Posted by Go Cargill
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm

To suggest we can build the housing we need downtown, rather than on the salt flats is a ruse. The Nimby's won't let that happen either.

This project also provides playing fields. Cohen and Fergussen promised MP more playing fields 6 years ago. Where are they?

Our 'leaders' are busy imposing their agenda on us by opposing projects in other cities prematurely. This takes time and money.

Who else is going to pay for the conversion of these industrial salt flats back to baylands? The taxpayers if our council majority has their way.

Go Cargill.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of another community
on Mar 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I was born and raised in Redwood City but it isn't on your list of communities that you want us to pick from. That's interesting.
It is always easy to complain, condem, and argue. Just ask Congress!!!
Before anyone does anything they need to be informed. Have you looked at the plan? Have you toured the site? Have you seen how much wetlands they are going to restore?
I have looked at it and I think that is why they call it the balanced plan. It takes into account the need to restore a lot of wetlands and provides the ability to make it happen.
The last development I saw was in South San Francisco where they made a dump, filled it with garbage, (IN THE BAY!!!), and then built office buildings and hotels on top of it. No wetlands at all!
GET INFORMED before you throw out judgements. Thats all I am saying!
Thank you!


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Posted by tom h
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

If this thing is allowed to pass we need all new representatives of the people .
What a scam this one is!


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