Government

Challenge to Menlo Park residents – Draw a good map!

Menlo Park resident Jen Wolosin posted this on her local Nextdoor and sent it to InMenlo, suggesting it might be appropriate for a larger audience. We agree! ______________________ Do you like maps? Numbers? Puzzles? Democracy? The City of Menlo Park is empowering residents to draw and submit their own district maps for the upcoming November […]

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

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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10th annual “Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest kicks off

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, encourages Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents today to submit their bill ideas to his 10th Annual “Oughta Be a Law…Or Not Contest.” The deadline for contest entries is January 12, 2018. For the contest, Senator Hill will consider ideas from constituents for new legislation or […]

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Joe Simitian gives tips for successful advocacy at Junior League sponsored talk

The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP […]

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Pam Salvatierra’s newest project is helping to launch DemFems Silicon Valley

From the moment Pam Salvatierra moved to Menlo Park in 1994, she’s been active in her community. Maybe it’s collecting toiletries for the homeless. Or hosting a house party to spotlight the good work of some non-profit. And then there’s politics, specifically the state Democratic Party along with working to get specific candidates elected. So […]

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“City Council elections − How can we make them better?” is topic of a community meeting on Oct. 7

Update: The Menlo Park City Council passed a motion to move away from at-large elections at special council meeting on Wednesday evening. There’s good coverage of what the council did and next steps is in the AlmanacNews. Menlo Park elects City Council members at large, but other cities hold district elections. Learn what options exist for […]

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M-A senior Holly Newman reflects on her time as a Senate Page

Editor’s note: We visited with Holly Newman, now a M-A senior, before she left for Washington, D.C. last winter to serve as a Senate Page. Home now, we caught up with her to hear about her experience in the nation’s Capital. Holly left Menlo Park last January excited to get a taste of politics. What […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller named to State Tax Credit Allocation Committee

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller was named by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC). Mueller, a second-term Menlo Park City Council member, will fill the seat representing California cities on the 7-member Committee, which includes the State Controller, the State Treasurer, and the Governor’s Director […]

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Carol Mayer Marshall starts organization to help women get elected or appointed to office

Ask Menlo Park resident Carol Mayer Marshall who she is and her answer is swift: “I’m a politician and a feminist and an attorney.” She’s also a woman of firsts: The first woman Congressional Relations Director in any government agency, representing poverty program under Don Rumsfeld; the first woman Director, VISTA (Domestic Peace Corps), Nixon appointment with […]

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Conversation and coffee with your assemblyman and mayor on Tuesday, August 15

State Assemblyman Marc Berman and Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will be at the Woodside Bakery and Cafe in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center (325 Sharon Park Drive) for coffee and conversation from 8:00 to 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 15.. Coffee will be provided at no taxpayer expense. No RSVP is necessary.

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Eshoo kicks off third annual Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo announced the launch of the third annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in 2013, this competition invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer […]

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