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Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Aug 20, 2014

Measure M freezes these definition:

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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It is interesting that there is not a single registered user who supports Measure M that is willing to pose a counter argument.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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Another day goes by without a single rebuttal by the supporters of Measure M.

Do they want informed voters or have they really chosen ignorance as their ally?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

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Another day goes by without a single rebuttal by the supporters of Measure M.

Do they want informed voters or have they just chosen ignorance as their ally?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

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Another day goes by without a single rebuttal by the supporters of Measure M.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:33 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Another day goes by without a single rebuttal by the supporters of Measure M.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 26, 2014 at 5:27 am

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Now imagine the Menlo Park City Council in 2024 considering an exciting proposal from a totally new kind of business to build a beautiful building in the downtown area which would bring property taxes and customers as well as provided new residences. At the last minute a resident of Allied Arts informs the City that if the proposal is approved then the resident will file a lawsuit against the City because the proposed development, in the eyes of the Allied Arts resident, "frustrates" the 2014 Measure M.

"Consistent with the Planning and Zoning Law and applicable case law, the City shall not adopt any other new provisions or amendments to the Policy Planning Documents that would be inconsistent with or FRUSTRATE the implementation of the voter-adopted development standards and definitions set forth in Section 3, above, absent voter approval of a conforming amendment to those voter-adopted provisions. "

Faced with the certainty of a lawsuit the proposed development is moved to Redwood City.

And the City Council sits in quiet frustration at its inability to renew the decaying downtown as this is the sixth such proposal that has been scared away by the "frustration" lawsuit tactic.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 7:10 am

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Day 7 and still not a single rebuttal by the supporters of Measure M.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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Peter:

Lanza tipped their hand. He said they will provide information "when they're ready" on another thread. My prediction is they will start flooding misinformation right before the election in November. Old campaign tactic, put out a bunch of BS right before an election when there is insufficient time to rebut said misinformation. Wait and see.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

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The voters should never forget that Measure M is ultimately an attack on good governance in the hopes that a low turnout election of poorly informed voters will allow a small minority to overturn years of work by the citizens of Menlo Park and their elected officials.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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It is clear that the Measure M supporters do not want informed voters. No attempt to even answer the questions that have been raised. No attempt to specify what might happen if Measure M passes.

Measure M is a Mistake and they have chosen ignorance as their only ally.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm

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Three weeks later and not a single response from the Measure M supporters.

It is clear that the Measure M supporters do not want informed voters. No attempt to even answer the questions that have been raised. No attempt to specify what might happen if Measure M passes.

Measure M is a Mistake and they have chosen ignorance as their only ally.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

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Peter, Great thread.

Vote NO on Measure M


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