The Almanac invited two former Menlo Park councilmen -- John Boyle and Heyward Robinson -- to discuss Measure M, which is on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Measure M, an initiative backed by the grassroots group Save Menlo, would change Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino specific plan to restrict the amount of office space in any individual development within the specific plan area to 100,000 square feet; limit net new office space in that area to 240,820 square feet; and cap overall new, nonresidential development in the area to 474,000 square feet.
The measure would redefine open space to mean only areas no higher than 4 feet off the ground, thereby preventing balconies and rooftop areas from counting as open space.
If passed, the measure would require a city-wide vote to make changes to its regulations as well as to approve projects that would exceed the nonresidential development caps.
Mr. Robinson favors Measure M and Mr. Boyle opposes it.
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