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November 02, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Menlo Watch Menlo Watch (November 02, 2005)

Budget committee meetings announced

Members of Menlo Park's city staff and the volunteer Budget Advisory Committee will meet November 3 and 10 to discuss how taxes, business development and efficiencies are taken into consideration when balancing the city's budget.

On November 3, the committee will discuss business development from 6 to 8 p.m. and taxes from 8 to 10 p.m. On November 10, it will discuss efficiencies from 6 to 8 p.m.

At its September 22 meeting, the committee suggested that additional information about the city's finances and expenses would be helpful in understanding the "Your city/your decision" budget survey results.

About 1,200 surveys were submitted to the city by the October 3 deadline. Results have not been announced.

Agendas will be available 72 hours prior to each meeting on the city's Web site at The location of each meeting will be listed on the agenda.
Tours of salt ponds offered

Free public tours of the salt ponds in Menlo Park will take place November 6 and 19, both from 1 to 3 p.m.

The tours are led by docents from the San Francisco Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. Tours are limited to 15 people, and are recommended for people ages 12 and over. Good walking shoes are recommended.

To register, call (510) 792-0222, ext. 43.
Free compost at Bayfront Park

Menlo Park residents are invited to help themselves to free compost and mulch, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 5, just inside the entrance to Bayfront Park in Menlo Park, near the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road.

The materials are made from the recycling of yard trimmings through the curbside collection program, and will be deposited by BFI/Allied Waste. Residents need to bring their own shovels and containers.

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