City Council Weekly Digest

November 10, 2017 - This week's stories

 • New Traffic Signals and Ramps at Willow Road & 101 
 • Winter weather preparedness
 • San Mateo County Flood Park Draft Environmental Impact Report
 • Raising a reader in the Belle Haven community

 • Adding a layer of safety to our playgrounds

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New Traffic Signals and Ramps at Willow Road & 101 

This past week Caltrans turned on new traffic signals for the intersections of Willow Road and the ramps to and from U.S. 101. The layout of the on- and off-ramps also changed with both of the southbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the south side of the street and both of the northbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the north side of the street. This marks a major milestone in the interchange project’s process as the contractors move into the next phase of construction...Click to continue

New Traffic Signals and Ramps at Willow Road & 101

Winter weather preparedness

The City is prepared for the upcoming winter weather. In September, Public Works staff and the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority walked the length of the San Francisquito Creek. The purpose of the creek walk was to identify items such as downed trees and other large debris in the channel that could obstruct flows and pose a threat to public safety during large winter storm events. This year six downed trees were identified for the Menlo Park tree crew to cut into smaller pieces, this work...Click to continue

Winter weather preparedness

San Mateo County Flood Park Draft Environmental Impact Report

Representatives from San Mateo County Parks Department presented the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Flood Park Landscape Plan to the City Council at their meeting November 7, 2017. After public comment, Council members provided general feedback on topics that included safe routes to the park, traffic mitigations for emergency access, on-street parking concerns near the park, Bay Road and Ringwood intersection improvements and requests...Click to continue

San Mateo County Flood Park Draft Environmental Impact Report

Raising a reader in the Belle Haven community

With the collaboration of the City of Menlo Park Library and the  Raising A Reader Program, the families at the Belle Haven Child Development Center will receive resources that will help encourage families to develop, practice and maintain a habit of sharing books with their children. Menlo Park Library visits the Center weekly for storytelling to help build imagination in children as well as promote both language development and early literacy skills. To continue motivation and bring in the excitement of books, the Raising A Reader Program supplies...Click to continue

Raising a reader in the Belle Haven community

Adding a layer of safety to our playgrounds

Public Works maintenance staff routinely inspect the City’s playgrounds for safety compliance. One of the features that requires regular maintenance is the depth of woodchips beneath the playground. The woodchips are used as a groundcover below play equipment to absorb shock and prevent potential injury from falls. The woodchips are 100 percent virgin wood designed specifically for playgrounds and meet the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials...Click to continue

Adding a layer of safety to our playgrounds

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