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Menlo Park: Council talks about how city can be more racially equitable

Original post made on Jul 20, 2020

The Menlo Park City Council, in its second meeting of the week, pushed for a series of steps to tackle institutional bias in city policies and practices, including within the police department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:17 AM

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jul 20, 2020 at 11:35 am

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Posted by Help MP
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Thank you, Vice Mayor Combs. We want all local businesses to survive, not just restaurants. Blocking Santa Cruz 24/7 was a flawed plan favoring one type of business. Restaurants benefit from evening closures, whereas stores and services need street access during the day. I'm glad the City is learning and adjusting. Hopefully, it's not too late for some businesses.

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Posted by Nikki Stitt Sokol
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Disappointed to see the downtown plan rolled back so quickly. In my humble opinion, the whole downtown should have been blocked off and then it would have been less confusing and more inviting to pedestrians. This is another example of a compromise position making the overall plan untenable. I worry that a three-week half experiment during a pandemic ruins our chances at a permanent vibrant pedestrian Downtown permanently.

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Posted by John Ullom
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Here is an example of racism and chauvinism perpetuated against Virginia Chang Kiraly and Robert Jones: -- Web Link

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Posted by Chuck Chuekavich
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:50 pm

What a waste of time and resources.
If the City wants to clean things up start with getting competent people on City Council. I've lived here 40+ years and have never been so embarrassed about the misspending and lack of accountability.

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Posted by Steve Taffee
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:43 pm

One step that the city should take is eliminate zoning for single family dwellings to encourage more diverse neighborhoods. Until neighborhoods become more diverse white privilege will continue to benefit from decades of government sanctioned red lining, exclusionary home loan programs, and other practices that led to segregated neighborhoods. Dismantling systems of racial and economic exclusion isn't easy given the long time it's been in place.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm

Too little too late.

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Posted by Whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm

Never going to happen in any towns around here, well except for maybe Bezerkley.
In any case your asking for a SCOTUS case for something like that to happen, or a Communist takeover.

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