Proposed ballot initiative to thwart apartments loses supporter on City Council

The Ravenswood City School District has proposed building housing on the former site of James Flood School. Google maps.

Daily Post Staff Writer

The Menlo Park City Council is waiting a month before deciding whether to place a controversial housing-related citizens initiative on the ballot, but one councilwoman came out strongly against the measure.

The initiative — called Menlo Balance — popped up in April by residents who want to keep multi-family housing and other larger developments out of single-family neighborhoods. The measure, which got over the 2,000 signatures required to land on the November ballot, could also reduce the chances of the former Flood School site from being developed into a maximum of 90 apartments.

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