Viewpoint - April 6, 2011

Letter: No need for mayor to bring up Derry project

Shame on Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline for recently dredging up the divisive Derry project in his census data comments and claiming the referendum accomplished "nothing." In reality, it led to reducing the prospective density to a reasonable level.

Menlo Park planning should not be focused on growth and how many residents we can crowd in. Instead, our primary concern should be the livability of our city, regardless of whether folks have homes in Belle Haven, in apartments close to the train tracks, or in the hills of Sharon Heights.

(The Derry project, to build 135 units of new housing on Oak Grove Avenue near the Caltrain station, was put aside during the economic downturn.)

James Madison, Holly Avenue, Menlo Park


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