Weekly Message ~ March 2020
Business News
Vote - Election Day is TODAY!
Today, Tuesday, March 3 is the Presidential Primary Election. Voting is the fundamental right of every US citizen. The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division strives to uphold and preserve this right through voter registration, voter education and accessible voting options.

Vote at one of the two San Mateo County Elections Voter Centers in Menlo Park! You can vote on site, register to vote or drop off your ballot!
  • Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
  • Onetta Harris Community Center

Special City Council Meeting Tonight
Tonight's City Council Meeting has a special agenda. The Special Meeting Agenda includes:

  • Presentation of the 2019 biennial community survey results
  • Receive an update on the status of the capital improvement plan and provide direction on project priorities

Tuesday, March 3, 6 pm
City Council Chambers
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

Community Invited to Police Strategic Planning Meetings
Menlo Park’s police department prides itself on providing our community with innovative solutions and best practices in the delivery of our law enforcement and related services. The department is embarking on a strategic plan initiative, which will be the roadmap in our continuous quest for a collaborative, transparent and trusting relationship with the many facets of the community we serve. 

The strategic plan initiative will involve both internal and external stakeholder input. We will be hosting three facilitated stakeholder meetings for the public to attend and contribute their thoughts and priorities for the future direction of the police department. The dates and locations for these meetings are: 

  • Saturday, March 7, 10 to 11:30 am – Upper Laurel School Atrium, 275 Elliott Drive 

  • Saturday, March 21, 10 to 11:30 am – La Entrada Middle School, 2200 Sharon Road 

Openings in Advisory Commissions and Committees
Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents' active participation through serving on a City-appointed Commission or Committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. Each Commission establishes an annual work plan that is in line with the City Council's goals, which guides the commissions' activities and projects.

Here you can find a list of all the upcoming vacancies for City commissions and committees. Applications are being accepted through 5 pm on April 3 . Apply Now!
Around Menlo Park
Off the Grid Food Truck Market
In partnership with the City of Menlo Park and Caltrain, Off the Grid: Menlo Park returns to Merrill St. (by the Menlo Park Caltrain station) every Wednesday night!
This weekly event offers a relaxing and delicious night out for the whole family — complete with live entertainment, tasty mobile food curated by Off the Grid, and communal seating.
Wednesday, March 4, 5 to 8 pm
1120 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library.

This two-day sale will run Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, March 8 from Noon to 2 pm . On Sunday, you will be able to fill a bag with books for only $5. The book sale will be set up in two locations at 800 Alma St., Menlo Park : in front of the library, as well as downstairs in the program room. 

All funds raised support programs and events at the Main Library and the Belle Haven Branch Library.

Members at Work
12th Refuge Anniversary Celebration this Thursday
Congratulations to The Refuge on their 12th Anniversary! Come celebrate with them on Thursday, March 5 at 5 pm at 1143 Crane Street, Menlo Park .

There will be special beers on draught from the following breweries: Alesmith, Mikkeller SD, De Molen, Evil Twin, and Russian River. Enter a raffle for a chance to win one of a kind beer merchandise.

Artist Reception at Marcela's Village Gallery
Come and Enjoy an evening of Art and Friendship at Marcela's Village Gallery. Let's celebrate Art & Life with Champagne & Fruit!

Great opportunity to see and enjoy astounding Art from the following artists:

  • Veronica Buxton, Oil Paintings
  • Richard Dweck, Photography
  • Guy Clement Cohen, Sculpture

Saturday, March 7, 5 to 8 pm
883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

Mark Your Calendar
March 3
7 am to 8 pm, Vote in person or by mail!

March 3
6 pm, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

March 5
5 pm, 1143 Crane St., Menlo Park

March 7
10 to 11:30 am, 275 Elliot Dr., Menlo Park

March 7-8
Saturday & Sunday, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park

March 7
5 to 8 pm, 883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

March 12
8 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

March 14
1 to 4 pm, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com