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Menlo Park planning commissioners selected

One new face joined the return of a familiar one when the Menlo Park Planning Commission last met. The City Council has reappointed Ben Eiref to a second four-year term, and selected Andrew Combs to replace Henry Riggs, whose term had ended.

Mr. Eiref was then chosen as chair of the Planning Commission during its May 5 meeting. John Onken will serve as vice chair.

The newest commissioner, Mr. Combs, holds a law degree from Harvard University and works as a communications consultant and freelance writer, according to his application. He has served as a bicycle commissioner, tutored for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, and volunteered as an elections officer.

He wrote that his desire to serve on the Planning Commission "stems not from a desire to accomplish a specific task. My interests are driven by a desire to engage and contribute to the conversation about how Menlo Park can best develop and thrive in the years and decades ahead."

Sandy Brundage

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on May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am

It's good to see Henry Riggs gone from the commission. Maybe he will get some courage and run for a public office and join his friend Roy on the influential West Bay board. Henry, you could join your pension reformer Chuck Reed and help his plight,...boy he needs help! Henry, there's so much to do in your spare time now!


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