City Council Weekly Digest

October 27, 2017 - This week's stories

 • No matter the time it takes, water staff help keep the water flowing in Menlo Park
 • Menlo Park building inspector assists on Northern California Fires
 • Caltrans Hosting Bicycle Plan Workshop in Menlo Park
 • Community Funding Grants available
 • Youth community police academy culminates yet sparks future interest
 • Winter Preparation of the Atherton Channel complete
 • Emergency vehicle prioritization at Willow-101
 • In November, storytelling takes over
 

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Oct 28 to Nov 04
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No matter the time it takes, water staff help keep the water flowing in Menlo Park

Two water leaks over the weekend were reported to Menlo Park Municipal Water (MPMW) staff Saturday and Sunday. Water staff, who are on call 24/7 to address emergencies, responded and identified the water leaks resulting from pipe failures at Independence and Sharon Oaks Drives. With an aging water system (many of the water system’s pipes are over 60 years old), water breaks of varying size occur on a regular basis. Currently, the MPMW has a Water Supervisor and two...Click to continue

No matter the time it takes, water staff help keep the water flowing in Menlo Park

Menlo Park building inspector assists on Northern California Fires

As the wildfires continue to impact California, Menlo Park responded to the statewide request placed by the California Office of Emergency Services to help aide in the recovery process. Senior Building Inspector, Rini Bunje, was selected to help inspect damaged properties in Napa County the week of Oct. 16. Rini spent three days inspecting nearly 100 properties, working hard through rugged terrain and highly wooded areas. While inspecting damaged homes, she came across a hot spot...Click to continue

Menlo Park building inspector assists on Northern California Fires

Caltrans Hosting Bicycle Plan Workshop in Menlo Park

Please join Caltrans and Alta Planning + Design for a community workshop to discuss proposed priority bicycle improvements on state routes for the Bay Area! Share your ideas on local priorities for I-280/Sand Hill Road, El Camino Real, Willow Road from US 101 to Bayfront Expressway, Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road/US 101. Caltrans is developing the District 4 Bicycle Plan to improve bicycling on and across the State-owned transportation network. Your input will help shape future...Click to continue

Caltrans Hosting Bicycle Plan Workshop in Menlo Park

Community Funding Grants available

The City of Menlo Park invites organizations to submit proposals for the FY2017-18 Community Funding Grant Program. The purpose is to provide financial support to local nonprofit agencies whose programs respond to the human service needs of Menlo Park residents. This funding intent is to subsidize the recipient agency, not be the sole support of any organization. All recipients of financial assistance grants enter into a contractual agreement with the City detailing the specific objectives the grant funds will accomplish. Grant recipients...Click to continue

Community Funding Grants available

Youth community police academy culminates yet sparks future interest

After six weeks of presentations, demonstrations and interactive exercises, 21 participants completed the Menlo Park youth community police academy Oct. 21, 2017. The participants are commended for their commitment and active involvement in this 30 hour program learning about the various aspects of public safety. The curriculum consisted of presentations and practical, hands-on exercises in areas of laws of arrest, crime scene investigations, traffic enforcement...Click to continue

Youth community police academy culminates yet sparks future interest

Winter Preparation of the Atherton Channel complete

Public Works maintenance staff worked the previous two weekends (Oct. 14,15 and 21,22) preparing for the upcoming winter weather. In partnership with maintenance staff from Redwood City, crews cleaned the Atherton Channel along Haven Avenue. This annual maintenance is performed to increase the volume of the channel and to remove potential obstructions from the waterway. Under the permit requirements of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, a biologist supervised...Click to continue

Winter Preparation of the Atherton Channel complete

Emergency vehicle prioritization at Willow-101

New traffic signals at Willow and 101 were installed with emergency vehicle prioritization as part of a collaborative effort between Caltrans, City of Menlo Park, Menlo Park Fire Protection District and Menlo Park Police Department. City staff was able to expedite the delivery of an emergency vehicle preemption system so that the Caltrans team could have it in place when the temporary traffic signals were turned on. This system allows emergency vehicles to “preempt” the signal to get a green light to get to their calls quicker...Click to continue

Emergency vehicle prioritization at Willow-101

In November, storytelling takes over

The Menlo Park Library is planning a monthlong celebration of the oral tradition, with a Storytelling Festival featuring 7 celebrated professional tellers, over the course of 7 events, at the 2 library locations. Every Monday evening at 7 this November, a teller who is new to the library will perform. On selected afternoons, a favorite returning storyteller will share some tales. The performances are aimed toward adults, as well as children in elementary school and above. Listeners can delight to Asian folktales with...Click to continue

In November, storytelling takes over

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