Perhaps for the first time in history, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD) monthly Board of Director's meetings will be made available to the general public both 1) on community access TV and 2)on the general public's computers.
This is a very exciting enhancement to the Community Engagement process. Critical decisions being discussed and made concerning the safety of the community will now be transparent. The Fire Board oversees a significant budget to provide a wide range of services to the community.
This is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. The process involves video taping the meeting, then taking a DVD copy to the Comcast media center. The schedule of delayed broadcasts will be soon published along with an announcement of the URL address.
The City of Menlo Park is located in one of the most technologically advanced areas of the world. One can be proud of the many advances made to enhance communication and the ability of decision makers to provide services to the public. This was been embraced by the City of Menlo Park by broadcasting its City Council meetings along with the meetings of the Planning Commission and the Transportation Commission.
Kudo's and thanks go to those that have helped to make this possible. It's just one more reason that makes the City of Menlo Park a very special place that many have chosen to call home.