City Council Weekly Digest

November 03, 2017 - This week's stories

 • City considers transition to district-based election system

 • We are recruiting a diverse group of community library advisors!
 • Police employees extend mindfulness into compassion cultivation 
 • Free Document Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event
 • City Welcomes New Member to the Vehicle Fleet
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City staff work together to create a “Spooktacular” City Hall-oween event

Upcoming events:

Nov 04 to Nov 11
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City considers transition to district-based election system

Starting in November 2018, the City of Menlo Park may transition from at-large to district elections. On August 21, 2017, the City received a certified letter from the law firm of Shenkman & Hughes claiming the City violates the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code §§ 14025-14032) because City Council members are elected at-large rather than by districts. Dozens of other local government agencies in California have faced similar challenges in recent years, and have generally been unsuccessful in defending the challenge...Click to continue

City considers transition to district-based election system

We are recruiting a diverse group of community library advisors!

The City of Menlo Park is looking for interested residents to serve on the Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee. This group will participate in the Library Needs Assessment project and continue to provide input to staff and consultants as the branch portion of the library system improvements moves forward. Active library users and those with bicultural/bilingual backgrounds are encouraged to apply...Click to continue

We are recruiting a diverse group of community library advisors

Police employees extend mindfulness into compassion cultivation 

The Menlo Park Police Department is continuing its efforts in mindfulness practice by attending Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) sponsored and facilitated by Stanford University and the Compassion Institute. This eight week, 16 hour course is held over eight weeks in two-hour sessions and teaches practical tools and exercises to help enhance awareness, compassion and resilience. The prerequisite for officers to attend this training is to attend...Click to continue

Police employees extend mindfulness into compassion cultivation

Free Document Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event

Menlo Park residents and businesses are invited to a free Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event. The event takes place this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 9 a.m.-noon at 333 Burgess Drive. Bring confidential files for on-site shredding and unwanted electronics for proper recycling. Residents will need to bring proof of residency such as a driver's license with a Menlo Park address or a utility bill. Businesses will need to provide a Menlo Park business license or business card...Click to continue

Free Document Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event

City Welcomes New Member to the Vehicle Fleet

The Department of Public Works recently replaced an important piece of heavy equipment in the City’s vehicle fleet. An updated 2017 model replaced the Department’s 2003 combination truck. The new combination truck can do more than clean and jet storm drain lines. It can also be used for power washing sidewalks while vacuuming up the water used in the pressure washing process. It can do minor root cutting while jetting out storm drain lines and can jet up to 700’ of line...Click to continue

City Welcomes New Member to the Vehicle Fleet

City staff work together to create a “Spooktacular” City Hall-oween event

Many city departments including Public Works, Community Services and Administrative Services worked hard to weave a web of wonder for children and parents alike at this year’s City Hall-oween event. City departments came together to create 11 magical landscapes of make believe for visiting trick or treaters and their families from Menlo Children’s Center’s Preschool and After School Programs. The 145 children paraded through the different city departments...Click to continue

City staff work together to create a “Spooktacular” City Hall-oween event

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