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A Civil Look At Civics

By Erin Glanville

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About this blog: While state and federal politics dominate the headlines, local issues have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. This blog will attempt to shine a light on topics of public interest and facilitate greater participation in the ...  (More)

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The Privacy Balance
May 18, 2014 8:42 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,784

The Menlo Park City Council made a difficult but prudent and thoughtful decision this week when they adopted an ordinance putting stronger limitations around the... More
Giving Thanks For My “Other” Mother
May 9, 2014 9:44 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,590

My husband's family is, and was, like a big, noisy city. He grew up surrounded by parents, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles galore, close family friends and... More
Municipal Projects: Why Do Things Cost So Much?
May 2, 2014 10:34 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,552

I occasionally experience "sticker shock" at the proposed cost of city projects. I'm not the only one. A few months ago, the City Council seemed equally as perplexed... More
Live! Menlo Park’s New Website
Apr 21, 2014 7:52 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,932

The City of Menlo Park has gone live with a redesigned website that the city hopes will provide residents, city officials and staff with enhanced... More
Unincorporated 94025 Program Fees: Exploring The Case For Change
Apr 1, 2014 11:28 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 4,013


It was just after midnight when Molly Kossow, a resident of the unincorporated Menlo Oaks area of Menlo Park, went to register her daughter for gymnastics and... More
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