Editorial: Key election issue: Addressing Bayfront area's general plan | August 15, 2018 | Almanac | Almanac Online |


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Editorial: Key election issue: Addressing Bayfront area's general plan

Whether or not Menlo Park residents supported the general plan changes approved in late 2016 governing growth in the city's eastern region, it's likely that few could have predicted that the 25-year plan's cap on office space would be on the verge of max-out less than two years later. An argument can be made, however, that the city's paid staff, consultants and elected leaders, as they worked through the details of the plan, were less than attentive to the tendency of developers to push for projects that will maximize profit even when it's at the expense of the well-being of communities their projects will impact.

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