Tonight: Drought, Wallea Drive stop sign before Menlo Park council

The agenda for tonight's Menlo Park City Council meeting may sound a little familiar -- drought control and a neighborhood stop sign are scheduled for discussion.

The council is expected to vote on whether to implement mandatory emergency water conservation measures. The new regulations would include a ban on installing or expanding irrigation systems, using potable water for dust control and filling new swimming pools. The goal is to reduce water consumption by those served by the city's water district by at least 30 percent.

They will also consider the installation of stop signs on the north and south ends of Wallea Drive at San Mateo Drive. While the city's transportation staff and the majority of the Transportation Commission support the installation, some residents are asking for yield signs instead.

Other items on the Aug. 26 agenda: an update on the Belle Haven neighborhood action plan, and a vote on whether to expand enrollment in the Belle Haven Child Development Center from 84 to 96 children.

Review the complete agenda here. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

What's the status of the well for the country club's supposed water needs. One would hope that the City would reject the proposed project at least until the drought is over and the State comes up with its new ground water rules.

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Posted by Biker
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This posting should be more complete. It is faulty in its omission of key information. According to the staff report, the MAJORITY (not "some") of neighboring residents at both Commission meeting oppose stop signs, and the Bike Commission recommended yield signs on Wallea Drive and crossing warning signs on San Mateo Drive. This is incomplete reporting.

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

OK. It's now Wednesday. So, what happened at the Council meeting last night?

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