Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm
If anything, east Menlo needs to be MORE enfranchised, more inclusive. The City is notoriously BAD at disenfranchising Belle Haven. Of course, the residents need to care enough to step forward & participate.
There is NO way that the county will let Menlo annex Belle Haven - they have no good reason to. There are some good things happening there & a lot of good people, but that doesn't make headlines. This is your standard thug on thug crime - a lot of drama, bloodshed & waste - it's awful & disgusting.
Can you imagine: You work hard all week, busy raising your kids, getting your job done, housework, personal business, etc., & instead of relaxing as you deserve, your neighborhood is torn up by violent idiots???