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Are you looking for objective information about the state propositions that will appear in the upcoming election?

During this pros and cons presentation, representatives from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will present information to help you make your own decisions.

League of Women Voters Pro/Con presentations:

  • Are unbiased
  • Present opposing points of views on the issues
  • Are designed to give you the information you need to make up your own mind
  • No preregistration is necessary to attend.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Belle Haven Library (413 Ivy Dr.) from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

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Learn about the State of the City on October 11

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Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki invites residents to the annual State of the City event on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Park James Hotel (El Camino and Glenwood). Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the formal program starting at 6:30 pm. Valet parking is available for $12.50; limited street parking so alternative modes of transportation […]

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Menlo Together hosts first Menlo Park City Council Candidate Forum – more forums on the horizon

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Menlo Together is hosting the initial Menlo Park City Council Candidate Forum, moderated by Almanac editor Renee Batti. The event will take place on October 1 at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center Juniper Room at 700 Alma St. in Menlo Park at 7:00 pm. The City of Menlo Park has changed the way City Council […]

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Register to vote at the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 25

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Haven’t found the time to register to vote yet? Stop by either of the Menlo Park Library’s locations on Tuesday, September 25, which is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will provide you with registration materials, answer any questions, and then make sure your registration […]

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Menlo Park participates in international #CityHallSelfie Day

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The City of Menlo Park was among the municipal governments that participated in international #CityHallSelfie Day on August 15. Spearheaded by Oregon-based nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), the online campaign serves in assisting municipalities in engendering greater community support, trust and conversations around innovation and policy. The #CityHallSelfie phenomenon began in 2014 when various […]

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Menlo Park City Council approves balanced budget for fiscal year 2018-19

The Menlo Park City Council has approved a $143 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of assessing the city’s financial health, community priorities, infrastructure investments and day-to-day operations. At last week’s City Council meeting, city staff presented proposed additions to the draft budget that were […]

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4th annual Congressional App Challenge is underway

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced  the launch of the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Congresswoman Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), this competition is a nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software […]

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Congresswoman Eshoo hosts community town hall meeting on Social Security on April 3

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a Community Town Hall Meeting on Social Security on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:30 pm. The Representatives will present their plans to strengthen Social Security, including their legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act, which increases Social Security benefits, gives senior citizens a […]

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits SLAC in Menlo Park, tours site of X-ray laser upgrade

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Wednesday, where he toured the site of a superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the lab’s X-ray laser and met with employees in a town hall meeting. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share with the […]

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FairVote & Nirvana – all in one afternoon at Cafe Zoë on March 10

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Cafe Zoë and FairVote California are hosting an event on Saturday, March 10 at 2:30 pm to give the community a chance to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting, featuring FairVote Board Chair Krist Novoselic and Executive Director Rob Richie. FairVote California (FVCA) is a project of FairVote, which advocates for electoral reforms that give voters greater […]

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Advisory Districting Committee submits final recommendations, favors five voting districts

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The Advisory Districting Committee presented its results to the Menlo Park City Council: A recommendation for dividing the City into five voting districts A recommendation for dividing the City into six voting districts (with an at-large elected mayor) A recommendation for election sequencing for each map, taking into account the City’s practice of staggering elections […]

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