City Council Weekly Digest

May 12, 2017 - This week's stories

 •  Willows neighborhood traffic study community meeting
 •  Facebook hosts a series of free community festivals
 •  Willow Oaks Park improvements coming and we need your opinion
 •  Bay Area Bike Plan Workshops by Caltrans
 •  Bay Area Plan 2040 Meetings on transportation and housing
 •  Seeking Comments on Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
 •  Staff attends BOOST Conference
 •  Kites filled the sky above Menlo Park last Saturday
 •  Seniors celebrate Cinco De Mayo with two days of festivities

Upcoming events:

May 13 to May 20
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Willows neighborhood traffic study community meeting

Willows neighborhood traffic study community meeting

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Laurel School Upper Campus Library, 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park, the City will host a discussion regarding the various traffic impacts in the Willows neighborhood. City staff will give an update on the construction of the Willow/101 interchange project and upcoming study on ways to reduce...Click to continue

Facebook hosts a series of free community festivals

Facebook hosts a series of free community festivals

Any plans for the weekend? Well, as a Menlo Park resident you are invited to a free community festival May 13. Facebook is hosting a series of themed events, happening May through October that will help fundraise and support various nonprofits in the community. Two different city departments will participate at each festival with staff...Click to continue

Willow Oaks Park improvements coming and we need your opinion

Willow Oaks Park improvements coming and we need your opinion

The Departments of Community Services and Public Works encourage the public to attend the next meeting regarding the Willow Oaks Park Improvements. The Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to discuss this project Wednesday, May 24, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Cypress Room at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located at...Click to continue

Bay Area Bike Plan Workshops by Caltrans

Bay Area Bike Plan Workshops by Caltrans

Join Caltrans District 4 for a community workshop to share your ideas on how to improve bicycle safety and mobility in the Bay Area. Caltrans is developing the District 4 Bicycle Plan to improve bicycling on and across the State-owned transportation network of freeways, expressways and other State routes in our region. This plan will help...Click to continue

Bay Area Plan 2040 Meetings on transportation and housing

Bay Area Plan 2040 Meetings on transportation and housing

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) want to hear from you at a series of public open houses to discuss how to plan for our region’s future growth. After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is out for public comment. Lend your voice to the discussion on future actions and transportation funding...Click to continue

Seeking Comments on Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Seeking Comments on Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability is seeking comments on their Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment. This effort represents Phase I of a multifaceted approach that focuses on assessing the risk of sea level rise to the Bayshore and North Coast areas within San Mateo County. The study evaluated the impacts of sea level rise...Click to continue

Staff attends BOOST Conference

Staff attends BOOST Conference

The childcare division from the Belle Haven Afterschool Program and Menlo Children’s Center had staff attend the annual BOOST Collaborative Conference. Here staff collaborated, learned, connected, built and explored new avenues to expand the city of Menlo Park’s after school programs. BOOST is one of the most acknowledged symposiums, with thousands of...Click to continue

Kites filled the sky above Menlo Park last Saturday

Kites filled the sky above Menlo Park last Saturday

2017 Kite Day, at Bedwell-Bayfront Park, brought out hundreds of residents, warm sun and lots of cool wind. Event attendees spread out in the park in an effort to find the best spot to fly their kites. Participants also enjoyed snow cones, hot dogs and entertainment such as a bounce house, rock wall and a spin art booth. “Mega Fish” the 46-foot giant kite...Click to continue

Seniors celebrate Cinco De Mayo with two days of festivities

Seniors celebrate Cinco De Mayo with two days of festivities

A larger than ever crowd flooded into the Menlo Park Senior Center last week to enjoy two days of festivities planned for Cinco De Mayo. On May 4, the folkloric students entertained the crowd with their colorful outfits and dances, while over 80 people enjoyed a traditional home cooked meal with their friends. May 5 drew in a sold-out crowd of 135...Click to continue

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