Menlo Park City Council members have agreed to hold a study session so the public can weigh in on whether the council should enact an ordinance that would require sprinklers in most new (not existing) Menlo Park homes.
Interim City Manager Kent Steffens said the study session could take place as early as August.
The sprinkler issue has been divisive since it surfaced in 2004. Fire district officials and other proponents say sprinklers are crucial to improving fire safety and saving lives, but opponents have argued the installation costs don't outweigh the safety benefits.
Where do you stand on the fire sprinkler debate?
Here's a link to the Almanac's most recent story: Web Link
And here's a link to a 2004 story, after the council voted to turn down the ordinance: Web Link