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Menlo Park buys property fire district wants for station

Original post made on Nov 5, 2019

Following a private discussion about potential liabilities, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously authorized the spending of $3.6 million to acquire a vacant property formerly home to a gas station at its Oct. 29 meeting.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm

The fire district owns too much property anyway. In that industrial area the fire district can take what they want from Facebook., and pay them at a fair price. Pick a great place to add another station. Use your governmental power.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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The Fire District has an obligation to maintain its current levels of service as the square footage and population in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park are allowed by the cities to explode without any consideration of the need for increased public safety services.

And in the meantime the City Of Menlo Park has actively opposed the Fire District's efforts to expand Station 77.

Under these circumstances the Fire District MUST find sites East of 101 to increase its response capability. Failing to do so will mean that response times will increase and property loses will increase and life safety will decrease.