Menlo Park parents unhappy with a shortage of after-school child care options in the community have organized a public meeting next week with Mayor Kelly Fergusson, Councilman John Boyle and the city's community services director.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Fireside Room of the city's recreation center in the Civic Center, between Laurel and Alma streets.
Katherine Bailey, one of the meeting's organizers, said the lack of after-school options "is unacceptable in a city so rich with resources and ingenuity."
Mayor Fergusson said the city has been getting more and more letters about this issue, and she and Mr. Boyle decided that, "instead of responding to the parents one on one, let's all get together and provide an informal forum so we can hear the concerns."
She said she hopes a representative of the school district will also attend, noting that after-school child care is "a community-wide issue."
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