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News - August 8, 2012

Briefs: Workshops on where to build more housing

by Sandy Brundage

Kicking their housing update process into higher gear, Menlo Park will hold two community workshops to discuss where to include higher density housing zones and affordable units.

The workshops are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma St.) and Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the senior center at 100 Terminal Ave.

Go to to view the city's project website on the housing element update, which includes a list of 23 preliminary sites to be evaluated as potential high density zones. Several locations along Sand Hill Road near the I-280 intersection, parcels owned by Stanford University on El Camino Real, and 3.45 acres on Derry Lane are among those under consideration.

Commission vacancies

Civic-minded residents could enter the increasingly crowded race for a seat on the City Council this year .. or they could throw their hats into the ring for appointment to one of many positions open on Menlo Park's commissions.

Open commission seats: Three on Planning, two on Environmental Quality, one on Parks and Recreation, one on Library and one on Bicycle.

Applications are due Thursday, Aug. 9. Contact City Clerk Margaret Roberts at 330-6625 or to apply.