The relationship between Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has been strained since the town announced in September it was thinking of hiring a consultant to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of fire district services in Atherton. The study would look at revenues the fire district receives from Atherton property owners, and how much it costs the district to provide services to the town.
The Atherton City Council and the fire district's governing board will hold a joint meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. in Atherton.
While a discussion of fire district finances is not on the agenda, several other matters are:
• How to educate the community about disaster preparedness, including information about an amateur radio network, local assembly points, and the Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT)'s disaster equipment caches.
• The recently completed Marsh Road project and future fire district access issues on the road.
• Traffic issues including the future of El Camino Real, bicycle paths, roundabouts and traffic-management measures.
• The fire district's plans for its Almendral Avenue station.
• How the fire district responds to medical calls.