The final roster for the upcoming Menlo Park City Council election holds few surprises, with six campaigning for three open seats.
Incumbents Rich Cline, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki will face Environmental Quality Commissioner Kristin Duriseti, Planning Commissioner Drew Combs and former council member Kelly Fergusson, the city clerk's office announced after the filing period closed on Friday (Aug. 8).
The candidates appear split into two camps, with the incumbents against a ballot measure that would change the city's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan. Ms. Fergusson has the backing of Save Menlo, the grassroots group championing the ballot measure. While Ms. Duriseti has yet to state her position, Mr. Combs said he is inclined to support the measure but plans to keep an open mind.
Links to their campaign statements and websites are available here.