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Following Ray Mueller's electoral victory, Menlo Park seeks replacement for District 5 council seat

Original post made on Dec 5, 2022

Following Council member Ray Mueller’s election to the San Mateo Board of Supervisors and subsequent resignation, the Menlo Park City Council is seeking applications to finish out his term and represent District 5.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 5, 2022, 10:26 AM

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Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 5, 2022 at 12:31 pm

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Attention Menlo Together members living in District 5

Posted by Frozen
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 5, 2022 at 12:45 pm

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Isn't Karen Grove in district 5? I think we have our new council member!

But don't worry, folks: the council is going to continue doing what's best for residents, whether or not it fits with their personal ideology.

Posted by dana hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 6, 2022 at 9:19 am

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The Council decision to select a new council member on its own in the month of December is a terrible idea!!! Clearly the City Council needs to find an option that does allow residents of District 5 to consider candidates AND have a significant say in who is selected to represent us for the next TWO years. The two poor alternatives described here are UNACCEPTABLE. The Council needs to be creative. Why not simply develop a TRANSPARENT formal process for creating a list of candidates and then conduct a single rank-choice survey? Aim to complete the entire process in February.

Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 6, 2022 at 12:11 pm

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Whoever replaces Ray will need to file a Statement of Financial Interests- The coveted Form 700.

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Should be interesting.

Posted by MenloDad
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 6, 2022 at 9:24 pm

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It would be great to see postings by all the candidates for district 5 stating what their priorities are for the city for the next 2 years.

Posted by Stuart Soffer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 7, 2022 at 4:03 pm

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I forgot to mention of Ray Mueller's skills is as a Council member and neighbor advocate.

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