Rather than getting copies of plan sheets in the mail, those living in or occupying buildings within a certain distance of proposed developments will now get postcards instead from the city of Menlo Park directing them to a website posting the plans online. The city will also post notices on its website. Hard copies will be available upon request.
The change debuted on Sept. 13. City staff estimated in a memo that it will cut paper and postage expenses by 50 percent, and staff time by 60 percent.