City of Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park still has openings on two important, but limited time commitment, advisory committees. The City currently has vacancies for up to nine seats on the Advisory Districting Committee and three seats on the Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee.

The Advisory Districting Committee will be responsible for reviewing and recommending the City’s first ever City Council district boundaries. The City Clerk will fill the first three seats of this committee by random draw from a pool of qualified candidates. Those three members will then select up to six additional committee members.

The Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee will participate in the library needs assessment project and provide input to staff and consultants as the branch portion of the library system improvements moves forward.

Generally, to serve on a Menlo Park committee or commission, applicants must live inside the Menlo Park city limits and be a registered voter. Some advisory committees have additional requirements so refer to the application packet for more details.

Anyone interested in serving can view more information or download an application online at menlopark.org/commissions or menlopark.org/districtingcommittee.

They also can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 701 Laurel. St., or applicants can call the City Clerk’s office at 650-330-6615 to have an application emailed or mailed.

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5 things you need to know about the change to district elections in Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park is changing the way City Council members are elected, from at large elections to “by district” elections. Here are some important things to know about this change. It’s happening Once notified of a legal challenge (received the letter in August 2017), the City Council adopted a Resolution of Intention to […]

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Special City Council meeting on at-large and by-district elections set for Nov. 29

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The City Council will hold a Public Hearing to review and consider options regarding at-large and by-district elections on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.). These hearings are very important to our community as they will determine how we elect City Council going forward. Here is some background […]

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City of Menlo Park offers series of festive holiday events in December

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Kick off the holiday season on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Fremont Park. Enjoy live entertainment from digital artist Jeremy Sutton and music by the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, free hot cocoa, a visit with Santa and his elves and Mayor Kirsten Keith lighting […]

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Menlo Park building inspector assists on Northern California fires

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As the wildfires continue to impact California, Menlo Park responded to the statewide request placed by the California Office of Emergency Services to help aid in the recovery process. Senior Building Inspector, Rini Bunje, was selected to help inspect damaged properties in Napa County the week of Oct. 16. Rini spent three days inspecting nearly […]

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City of Menlo Park leverages grants program to reach its goal of using M-A PAC 55 days a year

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The City of Menlo Park’s long-awaited goal of achieving over 55-days use of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (M-A PAC) has been reached! As part of the joint-use agreement with the Sequoia High School District, the City is allotted a minimum of 55 annual program days at the Performing Arts Center. Since the theater opened […]

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National Night Out block parties are spread across Menlo Park on August 1

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Menlo Park residents have their pick of block parties, spreading from west to east across the city. According to Menlo Park Police Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda, the options include: Join a potluck at the Sharon Park duck pond starting at 5:00 pm Take part in games and eat some food at East Creek Place starting at 4:30 […]

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Commander William Dixon and Menlo Park Police Department spearhead innovative approach to homelessness

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Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in Beyond Homelessness, a special project produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week.  At any given time, there are a dozen or so homeless people in Menlo Park. Commander William Dixon of the Menlo Park […]

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Jen Mazzon advocates for sanctuary city status for Menlo Park

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Update: The actions taken by the Menlo Park City Council on April 18 are chronicled in this article in the Almanac. For Jen Mazzon, who’s lived in Menlo Park most of her life, it’s all about local families. That’s the reason she’s created a website featuring a petition to support the city of Menlo Park passing […]

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Menlo Park calls upon federal court to block Trump executive order that strips city of federal funds

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Today, a Northern California federal judge will consider a motion asking the court to place a nationwide preliminary injunction on President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order that threatens to take away all federal funding to cities and counties deemed as “sanctuary” jurisdictions, according to a press release issued by the City of Menlo Park. The hearing […]

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Menlo Park Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

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In response to the increase of residential burglaries in the Willow’s neighborhood in the past months, the City of Menlo Park will host a community meeting on January 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive). Mayor Kirsten Keith, MPPD Chief Bob Jonsen and police staff will be in attendance […]

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