City of Menlo Park

Menlo Park small business, no-profits get eviction relief through the end of May

Last night, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a moratorium on evictions of small business and non-profits, including churches, if their gross receipts are less than $2.5 million. The moratorium is in effect through May 31 and could be extended. Kate Bradshaw covered the Council meeting for the Almanac; her report is available online.

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Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor reminds locals the importance of sheltering in place and lists county resources

Editor’s note: While this letter is addressed to Menlo Park residents, much of what Mayor Taylor addresses is applicable to Atherton, Woodside and  Portola Valley as most are Sana Mateo county mandates along with resources. Dear residents of Menlo Park, Thank you for following the health officer’s shelter-in-place order. It is encouraging to see our […]

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Virtual Recreation Center available to Menlo Park residents of all ages and interests

Given the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, the City of Menlo Park has launched a Virtual Recreation Center resource webpage for all ages. It includes six categories: Preschool, After school, Health and wellness, Sports, Arts and culture, and Seniors. Preschool offers kids activities including online fun educational games and crafts, story-time, free fitness videos and access to […]

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City Council member Ray Mueller to host virtual office hours on April 4

On Saturday morning April 4, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, City Council member Ray Mueller will be having City Council Office Hours online on Facebook,to answer any questions neighbors have regarding the City of Menlo Park and County of San Mateo’s response to Covid-19, as well as any others questions people may have generally […]

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Stay-at-home order with new restrictions extended through May 3

Editor’s note: This following notice is from the City of Menlo Park. On March 31, 2020, County of San Mateo Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow, along with along with six other Bay Area public health officers, extended the stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020, to preserve critical hospital capacity across the region. While the March […]

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An important letter to residents from Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor about COVID-19

Dear Residents of Menlo Park, Your patience, courtesy and adherence to the shelter in place order are very much appreciated. We are living a new normal in navigating our day-to-day lives, where things are changing rapidly every day due to COVID-19. What has not changed, I assure you, is the City of Menlo Park’s commitment […]

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Menlo Park closes additional recreation facilities, urges better social distancing

To reduce crowds at local parks and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Menlo Park is taking additional safety measures and closing all park restrooms, all public tennis courts and all public basketball courts. These new closures are in addition to the already closed playgrounds and skate park. These changes are effective […]

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Updates from city about construction and from county about staying home

In an updated announcement, the City of Menlo Park reminded residents today that construction remains suspended. “Building construction requires regular inspection services to ensure that completed work complies with both issued permits and applicable building standards, and waiving such inspections increases the risk of defective and unsafe construction,” read a statement. “The City has extremely […]

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Construction activity halted in Menlo Park – plus additional updates about local resources and restaurant offerings

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsome effective Friday, March 20, no construction activity is allowed within the city of Menlo Park, except for essential infrastructure projects as determined by the City Manager/Emergency Services Director, until further notice. Active construction sites are instructed to secure their site and cease all further […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller to hold virtual office hours on March 21

In an email, District Five City Council member Ray Mueller wrote: “On Saturday morning March 21st, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, I will be having City Council member office hours virtually on Facebook live. “Please consider sending me your questions in advance, by emailing me at [email protected], or posting them on the Facebook page. […]

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With shelter in place in effect, Menlo Park focuses on essential services

Yesterday, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow and six other Bay Area health officers issued a unified order for residents to stay home and limit activity to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve health care capacity across the region. The order requires all residents to stay home and limit […]

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