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Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values

Original post made on Dec 13, 2018

A lot of people talk about Menlo Park as if we're collectively headed to hell in a handbasket. I don't see it that way.

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Posted by SB 90
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

Interesting - another guest editorial from Menlo Together - First Karen Grove, now Rachel Horst.

Where does Menlo Together stand on Senator Weiner’s Bill, SB 90, that would take away local control and authority in approving the densification of Housing stock within a half mile of train stations and bus routes?

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Posted by Reality Check
a resident of another community
on Dec 14, 2018 at 11:34 am

Reality Check is a registered user.

@SB 90 appears to have the wrong bill number. It sounds like s/he is referring to SB 50:

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"Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 50: the More HOMES Act (Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, and Stability). SB 50 creates new zoning standards for the construction of housing near job centers and public transportation, while protecting against the displacement of renters and vulnerable communities living in those areas. SB 50 eliminates hyper-low-density zoning near transit and job centers, thus legalizing apartment buildings in these locations so that more people can live near transit and near where they work. It also reduces or eliminates minimum parking requirements for new developments."

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Posted by Menlo Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jan 6, 2019 at 2:10 pm

"Far worse, some of our neighborhoods are losing residents at an alarming rate"

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