Tonight: Affordable housing panel in Menlo Park


Tonight (May 28), a panel of housing experts will talk about a range of related issues, including affordability, regional planning and how to prevent people from being forced out of their neighborhoods.

The discussion is on the meeting agenda of the Menlo Park Housing Commission.

Participating on the panel are:

■ Wayne Chen, housing division manager for the city of San Jose.

■ Pilar Lorenzana-Campo, deputy policy director for the Housing Association of Northern California.

■ Libby Siefel, principal at Seifel Consulting Inc.

■ Daniel Saver, Community Legal Services.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center at 100 Terminal Ave. in Menlo Park.

— Sandy Brundage

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Posted by Water
a resident of another community
on May 28, 2015 at 11:04 am

Daniel Saver knows his stuff. But even he can't save Menlo from itself. The Palo Altofication of Menlo has been under way for too long.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

I would like to see the City of Menlo Park make it easier for people, particularly seniors, to build small second units on their property. Not only would this help with the housing shortage but would also provide additional income. The fees are so high that it is nearly impossible to build these units. Second units benefit the city so a reduction in fees is warranted. Other cities have waived their fees to encourage second units but Menlo Park just keeps increasing the fees.

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