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Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 20, 2012

Menlo Park signs off on Facebook terms

City to gain annual payments, community improvements

by Sandy Brundage and Barbara Wood

One by one, the public speakers at Menlo Park City Council's Tuesday night meeting said in no uncertain terms what they thought about the proposed development agreement with social-networking giant Facebook. And what they thought was all good.

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Almanac Staff Writer Sandy Brundage can be emailed at sbrundage@almanacnews.com.

Comments

Posted by moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I think I read pretty closely, but who is counting the "car trips"? And how?

And does the job come with health insurance benefits? Because I could really use health insurance.

As far as "Counting Blue Cars," I'd be happy to make them a subset of my tally. No extra charge.


Posted by Steve C, a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Were there really people who didn't think this was a good thing for Menlo Park?


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Steve - no one thought it was a bad idea for Menlo. But Menlo has shown lousy leadership in FB dealings with regard to neighboring cities impacted by FB's presence & growth. Additionally, given the desire for the employees to cycle & reduce car trips, planning has certainly been needed to deal w/these issues, which are fairly complicated given FB's new location east of 101 & the lack of safe cycling routes.


Posted by Laura Caplan, a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I find it interesting that no one asks the residents of North Fair Oaks (unincorporated Menlo Park) what we think. You don't even have it on your list of neighborhoods. But as we are just off Marsh Road at Middlefield, and area that already has huge traffic problems, we are likely to see more with FaceBook swelling the local work and commute population. Yet no one has come to us offering mitigation or traffic easement money.

Laura