Almanac

News - January 23, 2013

Plastic bags, streets policy before Menlo Park council

The Facebook development agreement is one item among many for the Menlo Park City Council to consider on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The single-use plastic bag ban returns to the agenda, giving the council one last opportunity to customize the countywide ordinance before voting on whether to approve it. As requested, city staff has added a provision stating that the council gets to vote on any future changes San Mateo County makes to the ban before the revisions can take effect in Menlo Park.

The council will also vote on whether to approve a new "complete streets" policy for Menlo Park. The policy is a requirement for obtaining funding from the One Bay Area grant program; the city has spent several months revising the policy to give Menlo Park local control over its implementation. For example, the revised policy allows city officials to avoid adding sidewalks to the Allied Arts neighborhood.

But all of that discussion comes after a 5:30 p.m. study session on understanding the financial impact of pensions.

Go to tinyurl.com/bcnneww to review the agenda and associated staff reports. The Jan. 22 meeting will be held in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields