It's business as usual between now and the holidays when it comes to Menlo Park's public meeting schedule. Here are a few upcoming gatherings to look out for.
Thursday, Dec. 6
● The city of Menlo Park is hosting a pop-up event to collect feedback about Menlo Park's parks and recreation facilities master plan in the works. The event will move to different locations in Belle Haven throughout the day.
If you go:
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave.
- 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Belle Haven Elementary after-school program, 415 Ivy Drive
- 4 to 7 p.m. at the Onetta Harris Community Center, 100 Terminal Ave.
Read more: April 25: Menlo Park launches master plan process for parks
● The Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee, which is helping the city with the development of its first-ever transportation master plan, will meet to talk about the recommendations in the draft plan. The focus of Thursday's meeting will be to evaluate a proposed "scoring" system to figure out which of the 170-plus transportation projects recommended in the plan should take top priority. Access the agenda here.
Read more: Sept. 26: Menlo Park's big transportation plan won't resolve traffic woes, top consultant says
If you go: Runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St.
Monday, Dec. 10:
● The Planning Commission is scheduled to meet. The commission usually meets in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11:
● The City Council is scheduled to host its annual "reorganization" meeting, at which newly elected members Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash will be sworn in and a new mayor chosen.
Wednesday, Dec. 12:
● The Housing Commission is scheduled to meet starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center.
● The Complete Streets Commission is scheduled to meet starting at 7 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers.
Monday, Dec. 17:
● The Library Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St.
● A community meeting is scheduled for people to learn more and provide feedback about MidPen Housing's proposed redevelopment of the Gateway apartments at 1345 Willow Road.
Read more: Sept. 13: MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project
If you go: Runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
● A special City Council meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. According to City Clerk Judi Herren, it is closed-session only (not open to the public).