City Council Weekly Digest

Mar. 31, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Police show support for National Autism Month
 • Large tree falls during latest storm
 • New Engineering Services Manager/City Engineer
 • Spring Session at OHCC offers options for all ages and interests
 • Caltrain schedule changes effective April 10
 • Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing at City Council meeting

Upcoming events:

Apr. 01 to Apr. 08
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Police show support for National Autism Month

Police show support for National Autism Month

Menlo Park police officers will wear an autism awareness pin on their uniforms recognizing April as National Autism Awareness Month. Every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and overwhelming challenges. A 2016 autism prevalence report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children in the United States fall within the autism...Click to continue


Large tree falls during latest storm

Large tree falls during latest storm

Last week, a mature coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) fell down near the Library. The entire tree uprooted during the windy storm, an event known as windthrow. Factors that led to windthrow included rain-saturated soil, strong winds and an increase of water weight in the canopy. With a trunk diameter of over 40 inches, it was one the largest oak trees on the Civic Center Campus. A portion of the tree trunk was saved and is being used as an outdoor table for the children...Click to continue

New Engineering Services Manager/City Engineer

New Engineering Services Manager/City Engineer

Azalea Mitch was promoted to the position of Engineering Services Manager/City Engineer in the Public Works Department. In this role, she will help oversee the Capital Improvement Program and Utilities functions and will play a key role in coordinating with other functions in the department, the overall organization and outside agencies. Azalea will also be joining the ranks of the City’s Management...Click to continue

Spring Session at OHCC offers options for all ages and interests

Spring Session at OHCC offers options for all ages and interests

An exciting spring session will be starting at Onetta Harris Community Center Monday, April 3, 2017. A variety of new classes is available, including, Parent and Me Gymnastics, Little Gym, Tiny Ninjas Martial Arts (Karate), Young Samurai Martial Arts (Karate), Happy Hour Yoga, Mindful Practices, Resistance/Weight Training, Adult Kickboxing/Self-Defense, Zumba...Click to continue

Public review of environmental document for proposed annexation and new office building

Public review of environmental document for proposed annexation and new office building

Stanford University is proposing to annex property, addressed as 2111 and 2121 Sand Hill Road, into the City of Menlo Park. The parcel is presently located in unincorporated San Mateo County and contains an existing 9,200 square foot residence and a 48,100 square foot office building, both to remain. The proposal includes a request to subdivide the property into two parcels, one containing the existing...Click to continue

Caltrain schedule changes effective April 10

Caltrain schedule changes effective April 10

Attention Caltrain riders, please be aware there will be a new schedule effective Monday, April 10. Some changes include renumbering of the morning southbound Baby Bullets, selected trains making additional stops, and schedule tweaks to improve connections with ACE, Capitol Corridor and VTA. Check out the Caltrain schedule to see how these changes may affect your travel plans...Click to continue

Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing at City Council meeting

Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing at City Council meeting

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7 p.m., the City Council will be hearing an update to the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing study at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The community is invited to attend to hear about the project background, see exhibits of the current alternatives and provide feedback. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers and will also be streaming...Click to continue

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