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Belle Haven after-school program buys time

Original post made on May 31, 2012

Where Menlo Park staff saw a win-win, parents saw a lose-lose. The Menlo Park City Council decided on May 22 to give parents a year to make their case as to why the city shouldn't let a nonprofit take over its Belle Haven after-school program.

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Posted by menlo voter
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 31, 2012 at 9:32 am

Prevention is the best medicine. Perhaps if the mayor spent more time and resources working with these children we would need less police in the future.


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Posted by SaraMP
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on May 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Access to affordable, high-quality childcare is one of the things that makes Menlo Park so attractive to families. Dismantling Belle Haven's childcare program is amazingly shortsighted. The city needs to do better by its most vulnerable residents. Sending little kids off to be warehoused by the Boys & Girls Club is a shameful plan.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I agree w/both commenters. I truly hope that when this is revisited, it's not an option to get rid of it.

Does Menlo really need more cops? Are some retiring or leaving the dept., leaving a deficit of officers?