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Letter to Redwood City Council opposing the Cargill project

Letter to Redwood City Council opposing the Cargill project

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Published by Sabrina Brennan
May 3, 2010

The Cities of Menlo Park, Belmont, and towns of Atherton, and Woodside also oppose the Cargill project.
May 3, 2010

The Cities of Menlo Park, Belmont, and towns of Atherton, and Woodside also oppose the Cargill project.

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May 3, 2010
TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF REDWOOD CITY:
San Francisco Bay is our natural treasure, and it is essential that we protect and restore it toensure that the Bay Area is a healthy place to live.The era of filling in San Francisco Bay is over – we stopped that destruction forty years ago.The bay’s salt ponds provide the best opportunity to restore a portion of the 150,000 of acresof valuable wetlands destroyed by previous generations.But now, a developer wants to turn back the clock, by proposing a massive development on1,400 acres of restorable salt ponds in Redwood City. Nothing so breathtaking in size or misguided in scope has been proposed in half a century.Salt ponds are not land to be paved – they are part of San Francisco Bay to be restored totidal marsh for wildlife habitat, natural flood protection for our communities, cleaner water, andrecreation areas for everyone to enjoy.The Bay Area should accommodate growth with truly sustainable development that preservesthe open space needed for our economy and quality of life. The Bay Area requires morehousing near existing transit corridors and services, like in downtown Redwood City.As current and former elected officials, we understand the pressures cities face and howessential San Francisco Bay is to our region. The bay belongs to all of us, and we all mustprotect it. We urge you to join us in actively opposing this project to develop on San FranciscoBay salt ponds.Sincerely,
[Affiliations for Identification Purposes Only] 
Margaret Abe-KogaCouncilmember, City of Mountain ViewSusan AdamsSupervisor, County of MarinTom AmmianoMember, California State Assembly (District 13)Former President, Board of Supervisors, Cityand County of San FranciscoJesse ArreguinCouncilmember, City of BerkeleyJohn AvalosSupervisor, City and County of San FranciscoJim BeallMember, California State Assembly (District 24)Former Supervisor, County of Santa ClaraFormer Councilmember, City of San JoseMary Jo BorakFormer Mayor, City of Menlo ParkDel BrittonMayor, City of St. HelenaRonit BryantMayor, City of Mountain ViewPatrick BurtMayor, City of Palo AltoThomas K. ButtCouncilmember, City of Richmond
 
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Laurie CapitelliCouncilmember, City of BerkeleyEfren CarrilloSupervisor, County of SonomaKeith CarsonSupervisor, County of AlamedaDavid CasasMayor, City of Los AltosPresident, Santa Clara County CitiesAssociationJudy ChircoVice Mayor, City of San JoseDavid ChiuPresident, Board of Supervisors, City andCounty of San FranciscoKansen ChuCouncilmember, City of San JoseRichard ClineMayor, City of Menlo ParkAndy CohenCouncilmember and former Mayor, City of Menlo ParkPaul CollachiFormer Mayor, City of Menlo ParkGeorge ComstockFormer Mayor, Town of Portola Valley
 
Kirke ComstockFormer Mayor, City of Palo Alto, andFormer Mayor, Town of Portola ValleyEllen CorbettCalifornia State Senator, District 10Fomer mayor, City of San LeandroSue CraneFormer mayor, Town of Portola ValleySharon CrullCouncilmember, City of St. HelenaShirley DeanFormer Mayor, City of BerkeleyRon DellumsMayor, City of OaklandMaryann Moise DerwinCouncilmember, Town of Portola Valley
 
Peter Drekmeier Former Mayor, City of Palo AltoTed DriscollVice Mayor, Town of Portola Valley
 
Jim DobbieVice Mayor, Town of AthertonMalcolm DudleyFormer Mayor, Town of Atherton
 
Sid EspinosaVice Mayor, City of Palo AltoA. Peter Evans,Councilmember, City of East Palo AltoCoralin FeierbachVice Mayor, City of BelmontKelly FergussonCouncilmember, City of Menlo ParkMike FerreiraFormer Mayor, City of Half Moon BayBob FranklinVice President, BART Board of DirectorsJohn M. GioiaChair, Board of Supervisors, Contra CostaCountyPaul GoerckeFormer Mayor, City of BrisbaneMatt GonzalezFormer President, Board of Supervisors, Cityand County of San FranciscoJim GradyFormer Mayor, City of Half Moon BayJanet Gray HayesFormer Mayor, City of San JoseMary HendersonFormer Councilmember, City of Redwood CityCaroll Ann HodgesFormer Mayor, Town of Woodside
 
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James JanzFormer Mayor, Town of AthertonBeverly JohnsonMayor, City of AlamedaCal JonesFormer Mayor, City of Menlo ParkAsh KalraCouncilmember, City of San JoseRebecca KaplanCouncilmember, City of OaklandWill KennedyCouncilmember, City of Santa ClaraPat KernighanCouncilmember, City of OaklandMike KernsSupervisor, County of SonomaChuck KinneyFormer Mayor, City of Menlo ParkSteve KinseySupervisor, County of MarinYoriko KishimotoFormer Mayor, City of Palo AltoLarry KleinCouncilmember and former Mayor, City of PaloAltoBarbara KondylisSupervisor, County of SolanoAlice Lai-Bitker Supervisor, County of AlamedaRich LarsenCouncilmember, Town of Los Altos HillsMark LenoCalifornia State Senator, District 3Former member, Board of Supervisors, Cityand County of San FranciscoLeland D. LevyFormer Mayor, City of Palo AltoSam LiccardoCouncilmember, City of San JoseRobert Lieber Councilmember, City of AlbanySally J. Lieber Former Mayor, City of Mountain ViewFormer California State Assemblymember (District 22)Doug LinneyBoard President, East Bay Municipal UtilityDistrictEvan LowMayor, City of CampbellEric Mar Supervisor, City and County of San FranciscoChristopher MartinCouncilmember, Town of RossPeter MasonCouncilmember, Town of WoodsidePaul N. “Pete” McCloskeyFormer Member of U.S. Congress, District 11Charles McGlashanSupervisor, County of MarinDianne McKennaFormer Member, Board of Supervisors, Countyof Santa ClaraFormer Mayor, City of SunnyvaleGayle McLaughlinMayor, City of RichmondRichard T. MerkFormer Mayor, Town of Portola ValleyJulia Miller Former Councilmember, City of SunnyvaleRoss MirkarimiMember, Board of Supervisors, City andCounty of San FranciscoJean (John) MordoCouncilmember, Town of Los Altos HillsBecky MorganFormer California State Senator, District 11Jack MorrisFormer Mayor, City of Menlo Park

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