A committee tasked with studying the boundaries of San Mateo County's five supervisorial districts and recommending possible adjustments will hold its 10th and final meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the College of San Mateo Choral Room, Building 2, Room 110, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo.
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The possibility that Menlo Park, currently part of District 4, could be split into two supervisorial districts does not sit well with at least one council member. Councilwoman Kirsten Keith wrote a letter to the committee on Sept. 19 asking that the city stay united as it is now.
"A split of Menlo Park, would negatively impact the City and its residents. It would undermine City efforts toward community building in our Belle Haven Neighborhood and reduce the ability of residents to build strong relationships, solve problems that reach across new district boundaries, and further complicate access to County resources," Ms. Keith wrote.
"Any supervisorial district boundary changes going forward should keep Menlo Park within a single district. Please recommend that Menlo Park remain in one district."
The Menlo Park City Council will discuss the issue during its Tuesday (Sept. 24) meeting.