News

Menlo Park seeks views of downtown business owners

The city of Menlo Park is trying to make communication a two-way street, but so far the response from downtown business owners asked to complete a survey has been sparse.

Economic Development Manager Jim Cogan said the survey was created in response to requests for more communication made at the city's first small business roundtable earlier this year.

The seven-question survey asks proprietors to rate the impact of events such as the monthly 100 OCT Cars and Croissants show and the weekly Farmers' Market on their businesses.

The proprietors were also asked what the city can do to support them and whether they'd like to see more foot traffic downtown. Answer options include:

● "No, I like to have free time at work."

● "Maybe, I don't know ... leave me alone!"

● "Yes, but my customers don't care about cars or music."

Other outreach efforts have included going door-to-door, fliers, phone calls, and media coverage "to get the word out that the city is genuinely interested in hearing from our business community," Mr. Cogan said.

With a second roundtable coming up this fall, he encouraged business owners to complete the online survey and said the link could be obtained from his office, reachable via jccogan@menlopark.org.

Sandy Brundage

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

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

Email:


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?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

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

*Required Fields

Mixx, Scott's Seafood replacement, opens in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 3,190 views

Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 2,158 views

To Cambodia With Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,976 views

All Parking Permits Should Have a Fee
By Steve Levy | 23 comments | 1,710 views

Itís Not About The Officer Or The MomóItís About All Of Us
By Erin Glanville | 8 comments | 611 views