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For the week of December 16, 2019

This week's stories

• Affordable BMR homes purchased in time for the holidays
• Major construction activities on U.S. 101 express lanes expected in December
• Overnight parking enforcement deferred for the holidays
• Clean Cars for All grant program helps with electric vehicle and transit pass purchases
• Neighbors report coyote sightings in Sharon Heights


Upcoming public meetings

• Monday, December 16, 4:30 p.m.
  City Council special meeting agenda 
• Monday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.
  Library Commission meeting canceled
• Monday, December 16, 7 p.m.
  Planning Commission meeting
• Tuesday, December 17, 7 p.m.
  City Council reorganization meeting agenda  
• Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.
  Parks and Recreation Commission special meeting
  agenda

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Upcoming events

• Tuesday, December 17, 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  Safari Encounters
• Wednesday, December 18, 5-8 p.m.
  Off the Grid Food Truck Market
• Wednesday, December 18, 7 p.m.
  From Menlo Park to Botswana: A Peace Corps Odyssey
• Friday, December 20, 3 p.m.
  Teen Gaming
• Saturday, December 21, 2 p.m.
  “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker” by Menlowe Ballet
• December 23-27, All Day
  City Hall closure 
• View all events
  City calendar

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Affordable BMR homes purchased in time for the holidays!

The City of Menlo Park recently coordinated the sale of three below market rate (BMR) townhomes located on Encinal Avenue. The property, formerly known as the Roger Reynolds Nursery, was recently redeveloped the Marquis by Pulte Homes and includes 24 new townhomes. As part of the City’s BMR requirements for residential development, three townhomes were required to be sold to qualifying BMR households. Each unit had to be of similar size and designed to...Click to continue 


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Major construction activities on U.S. 101 express lanes expected in December

During the month of December, major construction activities will continue on U.S. 101 express lanes from I-380 in San Bruno to the San Mateo County/Santa Clara County. This includes work in Menlo Park from the Santa Clara County border to US 101/ Whipple Avenue affecting freeway shoulders and median, freeway ramps and potentially local city streets adjacent to the freeway. Minor activities will also occur north of Whipple Avenue on the freeway...Click to continue

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Overnight parking enforcement deferred for the holidays

The City would like residents and their guests to enjoy suspended residential overnight parking enforcement. We understand that many residents are expecting guests from out of town and hosting events during the holiday season. As a courtesy, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced beginning Friday morning, December 20, 2019, through Thursday morning, January 2, 2020. Overnight parking enforcement will resume at 2 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2020. At that time...Click to continue


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Clean Cars for All grant program helps with electric vehicle and transit pass purchases

Are you interested in trading in your old car for a new electric vehicle? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is inviting income-qualified Bay Area residents to apply for the Clean Cars for All grant program that provides incentives to retire older vehicles and replace them with a clean air vehicle or Clipper Card for public transit. Residents may choose one of the following clean air transportation options to replace their scrapped vehicle...Click to continue
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Neighbors report coyote sightings in Sharon Heights

Coyotes are an increasingly common sight in suburban San Mateo County, especially in neighborhoods near parks, open spaces and the I-280 corridor. Several sightings have been reported in Sharon Park, and along Lassen Drive, Trinity Drive, Monte Rosa Drive, Siskiyou Drive and Siskiyou Place. Residents are encouraged to contact Animal Control if a coyote or other wildlife comes into direct contact with humans and/or pets and involves a bite or attack...Click to continue


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