The disclosures also reveal that City Council incumbent candidates Kirsten Keith, Rich Cline, and Peter Ohtaki accepted gifts from Greenheart's political action committee. These donations, among other things, are paying to put Keith, Cline, and Ohtaki's picture on a series of paid fake slate mailers that will be cluttering voters mailboxes in the coming weeks.
Developers like Greenheart received a huge windfall when the council more than doubled their allowed height and density for building. By accepting Greenheart's donations, no matter how large or small, the incumbent council candidates have lost the public's trust that they can and will fairly evaluate Greenheart's development proposal.
Greenheart's money can buy a lot of misinformation and maybe some council votes, but we know that they won't fool the people of Menlo Park who love our community and want to protect it. That's why I'm voting yes on M and for council candidates Kelly Fergusson, Kristin Duriseti, and Drew Combs.