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Event spotlights Menlo Park's troubled race-based housing history

Original post made on Nov 26, 2019

The Sequoia room at Menlo Park's Arrillaga Family Recreation Center hummed as about a hundred people in small groups discussed the racial history of zoning and housing policy in Menlo Park and other communities on Nov. 17.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:33 AM

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Posted by Anon1
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 26, 2019 at 12:49 pm

It's almost impossible to read the timeline on a phone--a lot of weird jumping around, especially if you try to zoom in. Frequently it takes me back to the very beginning (swipe to view/OK).

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Posted by Karen Grove
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 27, 2019 at 10:26 am

Karen Grove is a registered user.

Anon 1, if you want to see the timeline we posted at the event (which Kate used to create this wonderful interactive timeline), you can view it here: tiny.cc/MP_timeline. It should work on your phone.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

Really important for us to remember our local history. A lot of us can still remember the days of redlining and segregation in California.

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Posted by Housing Research
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

Fantastic bit of research! Thank you for writing and publishing. Many people have benefited from what we now know are discriminatory, or at least biased, housing practices.

I hope these can be counteracted somehow.

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Posted by Menlo Boomer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 8, 2019 at 5:19 pm

I think I speak for all the old-timers when I say I hope that our leaders will continue to: A) verbally denounce these outcomes, while simultaneously B) doing nothing of substance to allow a wide variety of housing to be developed. Symbolic gestures only, please!

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