City Council Weekly Digest

January 12, 2018 - This week's stories

 • Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

 • Field closures during wet weather
 • Advisory Districting Committee selection begins January 16, 2018
 • Main Library Siting meeting #2
 • Rain delays in Willow-101 bridge demo work
 • Police explorers extend thanks for coat drive contributions

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Jan 13 to Jan 20
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Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

The Menlo Park Community Services Department has released the application for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for the 2018-19 year. The grant is for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. We are pleased to announce that 10 organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of...Click to continue

Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Field closures during wet weather

The Department of Public Works closely monitors the condition of the sports fields during the rainy season. The fields are closed whenever a ½ inch or more of rain has fallen in the previous 24 hours. During inclement weather, the fields are temporarily closed to prevent damage to the fields and to alleviate safety concerns. The Field Condition Hotline is 650-330-2590. Field users are encouraged to call the Field Condition Hotline to check the status of the fields. If field and/or weather conditions...Click to continue

Field closures during wet weather

Advisory Districting Committee selection begins January 16, 2018

The City received 29 applications for the Advisory Districting Committee before the January 8, 2016 deadline. The City Clerk’s Office is now vetting those applications in preparation for the next step, which is committee member selection. At the January 16, 2018, City Council meeting, the City Clerk will select the first three members of the committee through a random draw of the eligible pool of candidates. Those three members will then meet sometime between...Click to continue

Advisory Districting Committee selection begins January 16, 2018

Main Library Siting meeting #2

Community members are invited to give their input on the location and uses of a new Main Library on the Burgess Campus. We will continue the conversation we began in December regarding the best site on the campus for a potential new library, and additional civic and community uses that could be included with the project. City staff will present a short overview of the project and will be present to answer any questions that arise. Noll and Tam Architects will present refined options from...Click to continue

Main Library Siting meeting #2

Rain delays in Willow-101 bridge demo work

Rain last week caused delays in some of the Caltrans bridge demolition work at the Willow Road-U.S. 101 interchange and some activities are now scheduled for the coming week. Caltrans crews are currently demolishing the outside portions of the existing Willow Road bridge, including removing large beams from the underside of the bridge and removing concrete. The nature of these activities require closure of freeway lanes for safety of the traveling public, so some of this work will be done overnight when traffic volumes...Click to continue
Rain delays in Willow-101 bridge demo work

Police explorers extend thanks for coat drive contributions

The Menlo Park police explorers coordinated their 6th annual One Warm Coat drive from Nov. 6, 2017, to Jan. 6, 2018. As a result, 135 coats and jackets were collected and donated to local shelters for adults and children. Police explorers appreciate the generous donations which allowed them to fulfill one of their community outreach goals. The need has never been greater as the weather has been cold and rainy. Thank you for...Click to continue

Police explorers extend thanks for coat drive contributions

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