A goal-setting meeting scheduled for Jan. 11, at which the Menlo Park City Council was scheduled to talk through priorities for its 2019 work plan, was canceled and rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Menlo Park City Council chambers, 701 Laurel St., in the Civic Center.
The Jan. 11 meeting was canceled because Mayor Ray Mueller was unable to attend. His father died and he will be traveling to be with family, he told The Almanac.
Goal-setting "does rely on the mayor's leadership and participation," Assistant City Manager Nick Pegueros explained.
For unrelated reasons, the back-up date that had been held for further goal-setting discussion, Jan. 25, was also canceled, according to Pegueros.
Pegueros said the new council members will be busy from Jan. 16 to 18 attending a training in Sacramento with the League of California Cities, followed by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, so rescheduling the meetings proved difficult.
The council's annual goal-setting meeting is usually held the last Friday of January, in advance of the launch of the city's budget-making process in early February, he said.