The commission has voted 8-1, with Commissioner Adina Levin opposed, in favor of splitting the merged group back into the original groups. "I'm not sure splitting would solve the problem," she said.
Some of the reasons given were that meetings are long with nine members, and commissioners in the advisory group have sometimes felt their feedback is disregarded, according to commissioner Katie Behroozi. She expressed frustration in particular that the commission's recommendations to not allow Draeger's to use Menlo Avenue as a loading zone were not carried forward as strongly as she would have liked to the Planning Commission at its recent discussion of a three-story building planned at 840 Menlo Ave.
"We felt as though our time was being wasted," she said.
The council took no action on this item.
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