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Menlo Park Updates

Oct 13

Disaster Assistance to the North Bay Wildfires

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

The City of Menlo Park is in active response to the North Bay wildfires. The Building Division (part of the Community Development Department) and the Menlo Park Police Department are aiding those affected by the recent tragedies.
The Menlo Park Police Department, through the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, responded to an emergency request for law enforcement mutual aid early Monday morning, Oct. 9. Due to the emergent nature of the request, it was decided to send our entire Special Investigations Unit (one sergeant and three detectives) to Santa Rosa to assist in the fire response. The SIU unit assisted for over 15 hours, providing evacuation assistance, general law enforcement assistance and looter patrol. Since Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Region II, has a standing request for law enforcement mutual aid, 24 hours/day. The Police Department continues to staff the request with two officers/day, traveling to the Santa Rosa area. The Police Department has made a commitment to continue to staff this request until Monday, Oct. 16, when State OES reassesses the need for mutual aid. 

The City of Menlo Park’s Building Division is prepared to respond to a request from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) for building inspectors. It is expected that the request will be made once fire-impacted areas are safe to enter. Once the request is made, the Building Division will assess and adjust the inspection schedule to allow up to three inspectors to provide aid. The inspectors will be assessing damaged buildings to determine if buildings are safe to live or work in, safe to enter to remove belongings or unsafe to enter. The goal is to get as many people back into their home.

Disaster Assistance to the North Bay Wildfires
Oct 12

Belle Haven and Marsh Road shuttles service update

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Nick Yee

The M2-Belle Haven and M3-Marsh Road shuttles are currently experiencing inconsistent service. We apologize for any inconvenience. Due to circumstances beyond our control, these routes may continue to experience occasional service disruptions. Staff is working with the service provider, MV Transportation, to ensure any negative service impacts are minimized and the issue is addressed as quickly as possible.

Please note the following potential service disruptions, including possible cancellation of the second bus on the M2-Belle Haven or M3-Marsh Road routes. We thank you in advance for your patience. 

M2-Belle Haven Route
  • 2nd bus may be cancelled
  • Service may only be available on Runs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
  • View the schedule for more details
M3-Marsh Road Route
  • 2nd bus may be cancelled
  • Morning service may only be available on Runs 1, 3, 5, 7
  • Afternoon service may only be available on Runs 2, 4, 6
  • These runs best preserve connections with Caltrain for passengers to/from San Francisco and San Jose
  • View the schedule for more details
For more information and schedules, please visit the City of Menlo Park’s website or call 650-330-6770. You may also reach our shuttle provider, MV Transportation, at 650-692-1003.

Oct 12

Circulation of Stanford General Use Permit Draft EIR

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Peter Ibrahim

Earlier this week, the City received a letter from Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian, on the circulation of the Stanford General Use Permit Draft EIR (DEIR). For context, Stanford had submitted an application to Santa Clara County for an additional 2.275 million sq. ft. of academic and academic-related development and 3,150 new housing units. 

The DEIR has been released and the comment period is open for 60 days. Santa Clara County is interested in hearing from our organization and encourages our review of the DEIR.

On Oct. 17, Santa Clara County staff will present the DEIR at the Menlo Park City Council meeting. Comments on the DEIR may be provided orally during the presentation, in writing, or at a public meeting hosted by Supervisor Joe Simitian Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palo Alto City Council Chambers. 

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Supervisor or Kristina Loquist at 408-299-5050 or by email

For more information on the Stanford General Use Permit and to access the DEIR, please visit Stanford's webpage