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Menlo Gateway Project
City of Menlo Park
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 7,612 / 64.5% Yes votes ...... 4,189 / 35.5% No votes
Index of all Measures
Results as of Jan 6 3:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (21/21)|
65.3% Voter Turnout (226,259/346,516)
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Shall the voters affirm the decision of the Menlo Park City Council to approve the Menlo Gateway project and amend the City's General Plan to permit construction of offices, research and development space, a hotel, health club and restaurant on property located east of Highway 101 near Marsh Road?
|Arguments For Measure T||Arguments Against Measure T|
|Yes on MEASURE T: Millions in Annual City Revenues. Thousands of Jobs and a State-of-the-Art Business District East of 101.
Menlo Park has a proud heritage of environmental stewardship, business innovation, and economic vitality. Today, new economic uncertainties require our city to tap into that spirit and secure our future.
Menlo Gateway is a new office and hotel project East of U.S. Route 101 in Menlo Park that promises to bring millions of dollars in annual revenue and thousands of local jobs, revitalizing our business district, and creating vast opportunities for new, local innovative companies.
Menlo Gateway will:
Menlo Gateway has been through three years of public scrutiny including six community meetings, seven Planning Commission meetings, and more than 15 City Council meetings. Each of these groups comprised of residents and neighbors determined the project offered acceptable benefits and mitigations that outweighed the impacts.
We encourage you to join neighbors and residents and vote YES on MEASURE T to approve the Menlo Gateway and help secure new revenues and jobs for Menlo Park.
/s/ Richard Cline, Mayor, Menlo Park
/s/ Fran Dehn, President/CEO, Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce
/s/ Matt Henry, Resident
/s/ Kristen Kuntz-Duriseti, Chair, Environmental Quality Commission
/s/ Chris Thomsen, Trustee, Sequoia Union High School District
Do not believe the hype.
This is not a good deal for Menlo Park. Vote NO.
/s/ James R. (Jim) Madison, Community Volunteer
/s/ Calvin M. Jones, Former Mayor
/s/ Andrew Cohen, Council Member
/s/ Vincent Bressler, Planning Commissioner
/s/ Morris Brown, MP Resident
|Vote NO on T - Menlo Park's leaders negotiated a bad deal.
Menlo Park gives too much for too little. Menlo Gateway is too big. The 1.7 million square feet of office, hotel, and parking structures is a six-fold increase over the current allowed maximum. The density bonus adds $40-60 million yearly to Bohannon's cash flow, in exchange for a small fraction trickling down to the city.
/s/ Andrew Cohen, Councilman
/s/ Jack Morris, Former Mayor
/s/ Paul Collacchi, Principal Office & Treasurer
/s/ Charlie Bourne, Transportation Commissioner
/s/ Patti Fry, Former Planning Commission Chair
FACT: No project in Menlo Park's history has delivered the revenue, the jobs, and the environmental mitigations that Menlo Gateway promises.
FACT: Menlo Gateway is projected to net Menlo Park $1.4 million annually and another $600,000 for schools in Menlo Park.
FACT: The Belle Haven community and the Bedwell Bayfront Park would stand to benefit from $1.75 million for capital improvements.
FACT: Menlo Gateway is located far from residental neighborhoods and adjacent to U.S. Route 101.
FACT: Menlo Park negotiated a revenue guarantee for the life of the agreement.
FACT: Menlo Park negotiated the hotel portion of the development be completed first to bring in the highest revenue return the quickest.
FACT: Menlo Park negotiated $300,000 in penalties should Menlo Gateway wish to delay the project start.
FACT: Consultants hired by the city at the urging of project opponents evaluated the market and endorsed the terms of the Menlo Gateway agreement.
FACT: Menlo Gateway is supported by the local high school district, the City Council, the Planning Commission, the Belle Haven Homeowners Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and a long list of civic leaders.
These leaders are residents and neighbors, many with children in our schools, who have the same interests and share the same resources and they vote YES on Measure T.
We urge you to join your former Mayors and neighbors and vote YES on Measure T.
/s/ Gail L. Slocum, Former Mayor
/s/ Charles M. Kinney, Former Mayor
/s/ Patty Boyle, Chr, MP Housing Commission
/s/ Ted Schlein, Managing Director, KPCB
/s/ Allan Bedwell, Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park