Atherton's City Council and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board of directors will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, April 29, to discuss issues that include finance and coverage.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, located at 150 Watkins Ave.
A report on distribution of the town's property taxes shows that the fire district gets considerably more revenue from residents' property taxes than Atherton does. While only a little more than 8 cents of each property tax dollar goes into to the town's general fund, nearly 14 cents goes to the fire district, according to the report. Local schools get even more, with the Menlo Park City School District receiving more than 16 cents of each Atherton property tax dollar and the Sequoia Union High School District receiving more than 15 cents.
The fire board and council will also discuss emergency preparedness, the planned civic center and the possibility of creating a joint emergency operations center in the new police department offices.
Since the meeting is a study session, no official action will be taken by the council or fire board.