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Menlo Park: Fifth person pulls papers in council race

Original post made on Jul 25, 2014

A fifth potential contender has pulled nomination papers for November's Menlo Park City Council race -- Kristin Duriseti, who has served on the Environmental Quality Commission for the past six years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:11 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

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Kristin Duriseti works at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment.

As an employee of Stanford she would be recused from decisions re Stanford University including the 500 ECR project.

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Posted by slate
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:01 am

At the last council meeting, Brielle Johnck praised former council member Kelly Fergusson for pointing out, "We don't need to dangle a carrot, and certainly not this big of a carrot, don't worry, developers will come," regarding the generous FAR available to Stanford and other developers. Council member Fergusson's husband works for Stanford, so she was also recused from specifica discussions on Stanford's project.

The perfect candidate for the Lanza/Fry slate would be recused from every development discussion. There would be no need for council to meet, other that to queue up development ballot initiatives.

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Posted by Sam Tyler
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

If the Stop Growth initiative passes, we won't NEED a City Council because the initiative sends all future changes to the Specific Plan directly to the voters. So much for representative government.

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