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Menlo Park Updates

Jul 21

Volunteers needed for Transportation Master Plan Committee

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Kevin Chen

The City is looking for two community volunteers to serve on the Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee. The 11-member, City Council appointed Committee will provide advisory input and recommendations to the project team regarding the outreach process and draft Master Plan materials and submittals . The committee members will also be the community ambassadors to encourage public engagement at future project related workshops/meetings and planning activities. 

The Transportation Master Plan will provide the ability to identify appropriate projects to enhance the transportation network, conduct community engagement to ensure such projects meet the communities’ goals and values and prioritize projects based on need for implementation. When completed, the Plan will provide a detailed vision, set goals and performance metrics for network performance and outline an implementation strategy for improvements to be implemented locally as well as for local contributions toward regional improvements.

Recruitment is open until Aug. 16, 2017. Click here for the application and more information.

Volunteers needed for Transportation Master Plan Committee
Jul 21

Welcoming Back the New Sustainability Manager

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Chip Taylor & Peter Ibrahim

City Manager Alex D. Mcintyre is happy to announce the appointment of Rebecca Lucky, (formerly Rebecca Fotu) as the new Sustainability Manager. Rebecca previously served as the City’s Environmental Programs Manager until June 2014. She will start in August.

Ms. Lucky is returning to the City of Menlo Park after a three-year hiatus with New Zealand’s National Government. She was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry for the Environment, and worked on freshwater management, Resource Management Act Reforms, Marine Protected Areas Reform, and permitting standards for marine farms.

During her first stint with the City, Ms. Lucky worked on the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), including reduction target options and strategies. She also instituted the Reusable Bag and Polystyrene Food Ware Ordinance currently in place, and was innovative in increasing community participation in water and energy conservation programs. She also spearheaded cost saving solar installations at City facilities and secured grant funding for electric vehicle charging stations.

Ms. Lucky said “I am thrilled to return to this progressive City again with the most knowledgeable, passionate and engaged community I know. New Zealand was a great and unforgettable adventure both personally and professionally, and has given me a deeper appreciation of how solutions to large-scale complex environmental problems rely heavily on collaboration and local efforts.”

She is a mother to two little girls, who in her spare time loves visiting local art galleries, museums and second hand shops. She is an avid runner and recently completed two half marathons in New Zealand, and hopes to run in a full marathon soon. 

 “We are excited to have Rebecca back. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she brings a rare dedication to public service, which has helped and will continue to propel Menlo Park forward as a regional leader in sustainability.” said Mcintrye.

Welcoming Back the New Sustainability Manager
Jul 21

City kicks off $4 million street resurfacing project

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Azalea Mitch

The City is responsible for maintaining over 96 miles of streets, many of which experience varying degrees of wear depending on the volumes of traffic, drainage patterns and soil conditions. To determine street repair needs, the City uses a software based Pavement Management System and works with consultants who inspect and assess the condition of the City’s streets every two years. The software is used to analyze and identify street sections within the City’s network that are most in need of maintenance and rehabilitation. 

This year, the City is reconstructing and/or resurfacing 33 street sections located throughout the City that were determined to be in poor condition. This project begins at the end of July 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2017. City staff is working on minimizing traffic impacts through the duration of this construction. Thank you for your patience. For a list of the streets, up to date status of the construction and anticipated impacts to traffic, please check the City’s Construction News Updates.

City kicks off 4M Street Resurfacing Project