City Council Weekly Digest

September 15, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Officers receive Crisis Intervention Training
 • The show never stops at the M-A Performing Arts Center
 • Civic Center Pond Cleaning Scheduled for Sept. 18
 • Annual Management Retreat

Upcoming events:

Sept 16 to Sept 23
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Officers receive Crisis Intervention Training

Officers Jason Poirier and Brent Hughes are Menlo Park’s most recent police officers to complete a 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program. Fifteen Menlo Park police officers are currently trained in CIT and all officers will be trained by 2018. CIT is a concept based on a successful and well-validated program that began in Memphis, Tennessee. CIT is a collaboration between law enforcement and county mental health services that train law enforcement officers to de-escalate potentially violent...Click to continue

Officers receive Crisis Intervention Training

The show never stops at the M-A Performing Arts Center

This September, treat yourself to one or more of the exciting program occurring at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. On Sept. 16 from 6-8:30 p.m., Darpana Academy of Performing Arts presents “Finding My Voice.” Dr. Mallika Sarabhai will be performing with her team will use the centuries-old Bharat Natyam dance form to focus on this century’s burning issues such as intolerance and global warming. This performance will be hosted in collaboration amongst three organizations...Click to continue

The show never stops at the M-A Performing Arts Center

Civic Center Pond Cleaning Scheduled for Sept. 18

On Sept. 18, the Department of Public Works will begin cleaning the pond at the Civic Center. To maintain water and habitat for wildlife, the pond will be cleaned in two stages. The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method will provide water for the wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be used to clean the pond. Staff will also clean the filter and inspect the pump and ...Click to continue

Civic Center Pond Cleaning Scheduled for Sept. 18

Annual Management Retreat

Sept. 21 & 22, the City of Menlo Park management team will be in San Jose for the annual management retreat. The currently unprecedented demand for city services and record-high vacant staff positions create management challenges and need for new service delivery strategies. Management staff will be discussing ways to build capacity within the existing ranks and further improve communication efforts. City Manager Alex McIntyre explained, “Management retreats are...Click to continue

Annual Management Retreat

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