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Menlo Park Updates

Feb 17

State Water Board extends emergency drought regulations for now

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm by Nicole Acker

By: Justin Murphy

On Feb. 8, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution extending the current drought regulations. The regulation will remain in effect for 270 days unless the State Water Board determines that it is no longer necessary due to changed conditions or the Board renews the regulation due to continued drought conditions. Given the wet weather this winter, the drought conditions are improving. As such, the resolution also includes language (1) directing the Executive Director to consider promptly modifying or repealing the regulation if the Governor lifts the declaration of a drought state of emergency, and (2) requiring the Board to meet in May 2017 to consider repealing the regulation based on hydrologic and supply conditions at the end of the rainy season if the regulation remains in effect on May 1st.

Drought map
Feb 17

Medication disposal kiosk available in police lobby

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm by Nicole Acker

By: Nicole Acker

The City of Menlo Park has partnered with MED-Project to offer a free, safe, and convenient location for residents to dispose of unwanted or expired medication from households by way of the San Mateo County Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance. San Mateo County entered an agreement with MED-Project LLC to provide kiosks throughout the County for disposal of household pharmaceutical products.

A Med-Project secured kiosk is now located in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department at 701 Laurel Street. Drop-offs can be made in the lobby during regular business hours. No after hour drop offs can be made at the police department. Contact MED-Project for optional drop off facilities and take back events.

The kiosk accepts medications in any dosage form in their original container or sealed bag. No herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics or other personal care products; compressed cylinders, aerosols, and inhalers; medical devices; sharps; illicit drugs; or iodine-containing medications will be accepted. Staff will be on hand to assist with any questions.

MED-Project is a pharmaceutical product stewardship organization that is financed by the pharmaceutical producers operating in several jurisdictions. The mission of MED-Project is to implement an accessible, convenient, and comprehensive program for the collection of household generated pharmaceutical waste.

Med Project Box Front
Feb 17

Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan community outreach set for March

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm by Nicole Acker

By: Derek Schweigart

At their meeting on Feb. 7, 2017, Council approved an agreement with Callander Associates Landscape Architecture to work with the City in the development of the Bedwell Bayfront Park (BBP) Master Plan. Included in the project scope of work is the development of a public outreach plan that is consistent with the City’s Community Engagement Model. The outreach plan consists of project review by City Commissions and City Council, stakeholder coordination, workshops and community meetings, project web site, and the formation of an oversight and outreach committee.

The BBP Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee will be responsible for providing advisory input and recommendations to the consultant and staff regarding the outreach process and concept plans (i.e. alternatives); and reaching out to other community members to include them in the broader planning process through participation in the community workshops and other planning activities. City staff and Callander are proposing the following committee composition to include representatives from:
For more information on the BBP Master Plan project, contact Assistant Community Services Director Derek Schweigart.

Bedwell Bayfront Park Sign