Town Square

Post a New Topic

City eases downtown parking rules for holidays

Original post made on Dec 2, 2011

Menlo Park police want to help Santa make his way to your house, so they will loosen up on parking enforcement from Dec. 5 through Jan. 3.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:00 AM

Comments (5)

Like this comment
Posted by Work and Live in MP
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm


Like this comment
Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

So they loosen up on parking enforcement in order to drive more business into the downtown. Why doesn't it register with our city council that if that works during the holiday it will work the rest of the year too? We might actually see some more of those vacant storefronts get filled.

Like this comment
Posted by Scholar
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Is this a Police decision, or City Council? Who is in charge? Menlo Voter is making sense, so is Work and Live. But be careful to criticize, because the powers might decide to take it all back. The restrictions on street parking is the larger problem, but are not being eased.

Like this comment
Posted by margaret carney
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

It would make more sense to have 3 hour parking for ALL of downtown Menlo Park for the Christmas season. I think having the different plazas with different hours will be confusing for most of us!

Like this comment
Posted by Long Time Menlo Man
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 3, 2011 at 7:40 am

The downtown parking regs were modified several years ago at the request of the downtown business owners. I remember not all business owners and downtown users were happy but the city found a solution somewhere in the middle. Good job city. In the end, more were OK with the solution than were not. If those who are not happy today want a change, survey ALL downtown business owners and downtown users and propose a change to the city.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 3,652 views

How Does Silicon Valley’s Culture Affect Your Marriage?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,087 views


Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.