Interim City Manager Glen Rojas retired on July 15, but remains on as a contractor through December or until the city hires a replacement.
Go to menlopark.org to take the survey, which will stay online until Sept. 20. Residents can also comment during the City Council Tuesday night meetings on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, or write recruitment firm Avery Associates at MPCM@averyassoc.net.
Of course, the ability to tell the council what you think about the new city manager — or the old one — will continue to be available during public comment on Tuesday nights.
No council meeting
There's nothing like following up a holiday with a day off. The Menlo Park City Council has cancelled its meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 6.
The council will next convene on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. Starting an hour earlier than usual to allow public input on the hiring of a new city manager, the meeting is also expected to include discussion of portions of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan.
Two seats are opening on each of three commissions in Menlo Park. If you've ever dreamed of sitting on the Environmental Quality, Housing, or Transportation commissions, here is your chance. The deadline to apply is Sept. 20.
Go to tinyurl.com/MPComm11 for more information and applications. The terms run from appointment through April 30, 2015.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-6625 to throw your hat in the ring.
As part of its plan to install two to three emergency water wells in Menlo Park, the city is holding a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, to seek public input on possible locations.
Go to tinyurl.com/3r49qjr to review the potential well sites. The wells would provide a backup water supply in the event of earthquake or other disaster.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center at 100 Terminal Ave.
Reclaim, a Menlo Park home furnishings and design store with an eco-friendly emphasis, will close once its remaining inventory is sold, probably by October, owner Bridget Biscotti Bradley said.
"We loved working with our community and educating people about sustainable and healthy products for the home, and we appreciated the support of the community," she said. "We're sad to be closing but we enjoyed the experience and we have no regrets!"
After nearly four years of running Reclaim on Santa Cruz Avenue, Ms. Bradley said she will keep writing and editing home improvement and design books for Sunset Publishing, but has no plans to open another store.