Menlo Balance circulating petition for ballot initiative on residential housing
There’s a petition being circulated by a relatively new organization — Menlo Balance — to get an initiative on the November ballot that prohibits the conversion of existing low-density residential parcels to other uses.
We recently spoke with two of the organizers — Nicole Chessari and Tim Yaeger — about it. “The initiative is to preserve what is already designated as residential so it can not be changed to commercial and industrial,” said Nicole.
Added Tim: “Our proposal is not to discourage housing but to put housing where it makes sense. We are trying to put it on the [November] ballot so all of Menlo Park can make a decision. That’s our goal — let all people have a democratic process.”
For more information and to find out how to sign the petition, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Nicole and Tim by Robb Most (c) 2022