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For the week of January 13, 2020

This week's stories

• Police focus on vehicle code violations that impact safety, congestion
• Environmental review of Menlo Portal project begins
• Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Upcoming public meetings

• Tuesday, January 14, 7 p.m.
  City Council meeting agenda 
• Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m.
  Finance and Audit Committee meeting agenda
• Wednesday, January 15, 6 p.m.
  Sharon Road Sidewalk community meeting

City pond aerial

Upcoming events

• Friday, January 17, 3-5 p.m.
  Teen Gaming
• Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 Voting in the primaries: What you need to know
• View all events
  City calendar

Menlo Park Caltrain Station

Police focus on vehicle code violations that impact safety, congestion

Over the past several years, traffic has dramatically increased in Menlo Park and the entire region. To address some of the negative impacts caused by this increase, the Police Department is launching an educational campaign focused on vehicle code violations that have the greatest impact on safety and congestion. Over a two-week educational period, officers will stop violators but issue warnings and distribute education material, followed by strict enforcement of any violation...Click to continue

Do Not Block Intersection traffic sign

Environmental review of Menlo Portal project begins

On January 7, City staff released a notice of preparation (NOP) and initial study (IS) for the proposed Menlo Portal project located at 115 Independence Drive and 104 and 110 Constitution Drive. The notice of preparation is part of the environmental review process and identifies that a focused environmental impact report (EIR) will be prepared for the project. The proposed project includes redevelopment of three parcels with approximately 335 multifamily dwelling units...Click to continue

Menlo Portal project rendering

Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

The City of Menlo Park has released this year’s application for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) program. The grant is for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. Ten organizations will be awarded between $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances between July 2020 to June 2021. The Performing Arts Center seats 492…Click to continue


Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

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