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Menlo Park Updates

Apr 16

Rail Subcommittee meeting happening April 17, 2018

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Join the City Council Rail Subcommittee on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. to hear updates on rail related issues that may impact Menlo Park. The status of the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing study and the alternatives currently being considered will be presented and direction on next steps for the project may be provided by the Rail Subcommittee. There will be time allotted for the public to provide their comments and feedback on the Ravenswood Avenue Railroad Crossing project as well as any rail related topics on interest to the City. 

Please attend to voice your opinions and hear about various rail related issues. For more information, visit the City's rail project page, contact the Transportation Division.

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Apr 16

Over 30 apply for various commission/committee vacancies

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm by Clay Curtin

Serving on a City of Menlo Park commission or committee is one way members of the public can volunteer and get involved with their local government. Recruitment for commission terms expiring this April is already underway. In the past year, commissions have played an instrumental role in providing feedback on important City projects such as the library system improvements, community zero waste plan, Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan, Facebook Campus Expansion and more!

The City Council is expected to consider and make appointments for openings on various commissions and committees at its April 24, 2018, meeting. 

Commission/committee Vacancies Applicants
Complete Streets Commission 4 8
Environmental Quality Commission 3 3
Finance and Audit Committee 2 3
Housing Commission 1 7
Library Commission 4 7
Parks and Recreation Commission 1 1
Planning Commission 2 4

Applications are accepted year-round and kept on file in case of future vacancies. For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office.

Residents invited to apply for commission vacancies
Apr 16

Recommended Master Fee Schedule updates available

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm by Clay Curtin

Staff recommended updates to the City's Master Fee Schedule are available for viewing at City Hall. The Master Fee Schedule details fees and charges for services that are provided to our residents and customers. Staff recommended updates to fees for the fiscal years starting July 1, 2018, and July 1, 2019.

Based on guidance from City Council and reflective of the cost of services study session in February, most recommended fee updates show a modest increase to reflect the increased cost of providing services. Building and permit fees show a larger increase to compensate for not increasing since July 1, 2009.

Staff will present recommendations for review and potential adoption at the April 24, 2018, City Council meeting. The agenda and staff report will be published on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at menlopark.org/agenda.

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