City of Menlo Park

“The Color of Law, Menlo Park Edition: The Hidden History Shaping Our Menlo Park Neighborhoods Today” is the topic of a talk scheduled for Sunday, November 17, from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St. Menlo Park.

How public policies that segregated America have affected Menlo Park will be discussed, along with how to move toward a more equitable future.

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“Getting downtowns moving with convenient and sustainable access” is topic on Nov. 6

Many downtowns in the Bay Area are facing some version of this challenge: Customers and workers, residents and visitors all need to be able to get downtown and parking can be a barrier. In this talk, experts will discuss a variety of strategies to improve access to downtown, reduce congestion, and improve the environment. -Billy […]

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Menlo Park City Council to conduct study session on news racks

The Menlo Park City Council will be conducting a study session at its October 29, 2019 meeting to consider regulating newsracks. The meeting agenda and staff report are posted for public review. The Study Session will take place at 6:30 pm at City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. The study session will start with a […]

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Menlo Together highlights upcoming talks about transportation and housing

Join Menlo Together for an eye-opening follow-up to the powerful talk by Richard Rothstein earlier this month on the Color of Law: Hidden History Shaping our Communities Today. We’ll uncover the local hidden history of Menlo Park. And two upcoming events will help you learn about opportunities to improve transportation, with timely connections to upcoming […]

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Road and lane closures coming to Marsh Road and Bay Road next two weekends

Marsh Road and Bay Road will have roadway and lane closures on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for the next two weekends, October 12 and 19, due to roadway maintenance. Marsh Road between Bay Road and Bohannon Drive/Florence Street will be reduced from two lanes each direction to one lane each direction on […]

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Funding for new Belle Haven library and community center proposed by Facebook

During a meeting of the Belle Haven Neighborhood Association on October 2, Facebook  offered to fund and build a new multigenerational community center in partnership with the Neighborhood Association, which will include new facilities for seniors, youth, and a new library. “This facility will enhance the accessibility, and quality of recreational and gatherings spaces available to […]

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Menlo Park adopts landmark climate policy preventing fossil fuel use in new homes & buildings

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a landmark climate action policy that will prevent or minimize the use of fossil fuels in new homes and buildings. The green building measure, known as a “Reach Code,” because it is reaching beyond California’s building requirements, is being considered by other cities in […]

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Pop up bike lane comes to Menlo Park for three days, Oct. 2-4

As part of the Safe Routes to School program, the City of Menlo Park plans to install a temporary bike lane on Chilco Street, between Hamilton Avenue and the railroad tracks in the Belle Haven neighborhood. For three days, October 2–4, the temporary bike lane will provide a vision of the new street design. City […]

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Check out the Menlo Park Transportation Master Plan open house – available online now

The second round of community engagement for the City of Menlo Park’s Transportation Master Plan is here. There are multiple ways to learn more about the project and provide input about how the City should prioritize transportation improvements. The primary way to provide input is through the online open house, which is available until Oct. […]

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Multiple credit rating agencies reaffirm Menlo Park’s AAA rating

On September 6, 2019, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings both affirmed ‘AAA’ ratings for the City of Menlo Park’s issuer default rating and $8.1 million general obligation bonds, series 2009A and 2009B. ‘AAA’ is their highest rating when evaluating creditworthiness of long-term debt issuances. In their affirmation, Fitch Ratings concluded that the rating reflects “the City’s […]

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Adult sports drop-in resumes regular schedule at two locations in Menlo Park

After a limited schedule due to summer camps and rentals, adult sports drop-in will return to its regular programming at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, beginning the week of September 3. Drop-In sports, offered at both the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium and the Onetta Harris Community Center, are a great way to get in a daytime workout […]

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