As a prelude to its regular Tuesday night meeting, the Menlo Park City Council has scheduled a housing element study session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.
The session, open to the community, will present a panel of housing experts to discuss what a housing element is and why the city needs one. The housing element, which determines housing unit requirements, is mandated by state law, but Menlo Park has taken its time formulating one.
Speakers include Duane Bay, director of the county department of housing; land use attorney Barbara Kautz; and Rich Napier, director of the City/County Association of Governments.
The study session starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. and will be followed by the regular meeting.