City Council Weekly Digest

Apr. 07, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Changes to the Belle Haven School library operations
 • Mayor and police to host community meeting at the Neighborhood Service Center
 • Expansion of the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts
 • Police staff honored with Lions Clubs’ police service award
 • High Speed Rail Community Meetings
 • National Library Week April 9 - 15
 • 3 day, team building, backpacking excursion

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Apr. 08 to Apr. 15
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Changes to the Belle Haven School library operations

Changes to the Belle Haven School library operations

Belle Haven Elementary School and Menlo Park Library have been successfully sharing the library at the Belle Haven School since the beginning of September 2016. The branch library is now open six days a week rather than the five days it had been open previously. Public opening hours now take place Monday through Saturday. Monday thru Wednesday the library is open from 3:15 p.m. until...Click to continue

Mayor and police to host community meeting at the Neighborhood Service Center

Mayor and police to host community meeting at the Neighborhood Service Center

Mayor Kirsten Keith and Police Chief Bob Jonsen will host a community meeting Tuesday, April 11, at the Neighborhood Service Center, 871 Hamilton Ave. in Menlo Park. At the beginning of the year, a community meeting was held in the Willow’s neighborhood in response to concerns of residential burglaries, which generated interest for more community meetings. In March, community meetings...Click to continue

Expansion of the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Expansion of the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Since 2012, the City of Menlo Park has awarded five organizations $500-$1000 annually with grant funding toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (M-A PAC) through the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA). The program was designed to help subsidize the rental cost for organizations in an effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. Since its inception, the MPGA has awarded roughly $25,000 across 16...Click to continue

Police staff honored with Lions Clubs’ police service award

Police staff honored with Lions Clubs’ police service award

The Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs held its annual Police and Firefighters awards banquet Friday, March 31. At this annual event, Peninsula law enforcement and fire agencies recognize their men and women for their service to the community, valor and heroism. The Menlo Park police department’s social media team, Officer Mary Ferguson, Dani O’Connor and Nicole Acker, were recipients...Click to continue

High Speed Rail Community Meetings

High Speed Rail Community Meetings

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) will host community open house meetings Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13, from 5:00 – 8 p.m. in Mountain View and San Mateo to provide information and gather input on the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section. More information on the meetings is available here. CAHSRA is currently preparing environmental clearance documents for the Project, and draft environmental documents are expected...Click to continue

National Library Week April 9 - 15

National Library Week April 9 - 15

Mayor Kirsten Keith delivered a proclamation supporting national Library Week to members of the Library Commission at the Council's April 4 meeting at the Onetta Harris Senior Center. "Libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people", she said, adding "I encourage all residents to visit the library this week and explore what's new". National Library Week runs from April 9 through April 15. Check out the library's...Click to continue

3 day, team building, backpacking excursion

3 day, team building, backpacking excursion

Over the weekend of March 31, 2017, a group of multidepartment City Staff banded together to hike the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, starting at the edge of Castle Rock State Park and finishing at the Pacific Ocean. The 3 day trek spanned a total distance of 31 miles and carried the group through the Santa Cruz Mountains which were still recovering from the winter months of heavy rainfall. Together, the group worked around fallen trees, crossed trails that...Click to continue

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