City of Menlo Park

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This is a kick-off event for the Peninsula Bikeway — an effort by the cities of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City. It will take place at Burgess Park on Sept.8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Communities on the Peninsula suffer from crippling congestion and associated air quality, safety and health challenges. The cities of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Redwood City and Palo Alto have come together to invest in  alternatives to help address these challenges.

Event includes:
– Fun activities for children and families
– Test  a pop-up separated bikeway
– Test ride an e-bike

The interim bikeway route covers almost 16 miles, and runs from Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View to Warwick Street in Redwood City travels along California, Bryant, Oak Grove, Laurel, Elena and Austin among others. The route takes advantage of existing facilities with a focus on including low-stress bike streets.

“Each route has its own challenges and opportunities, and we want to hear from our communities to gather ideas about where they’d like to see the bikeway and what key destinations it should connect,” said Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre. “Regardless of the location to be chosen, making this route convenient, comfortable and safe for everyone is our primary goal.”

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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 tabbed for optimized traffic flow pilot project

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Beginning this fall and continuing for the next 12-18 months, the Optimizing Urban Traffic (OUT) pilot project will be deployed in Menlo Park to optimize traffic flow along Marsh Road, Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road, east of U.S. 101. Specifically, the pilot will: – Implement proven technology to improve traffic flow; – Engage drivers of […]

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

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Menlo Park City Manager announces City Hall staffing changes

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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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More Menlo Park residents needed to serve on advisory committees

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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 […]

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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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