Menlo briefs: Should city survey Willows on traffic?As anyone who tracks letters to the Menlo Park City Council's email list knows, the topic of the Willows traffic plan study comes before the council on Tuesday, June 7— not the plan itself, but the question of whether to survey those living within the study area about the plan, i.e., the question of whether to question. Again.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center (701 Laurel St.)
Kelly Park grand re-opening
Or "re-grand opening," as the city of Menlo Park's announcement put it. Either way, the event takes place on Saturday, June 11, at Kelly Park (100 Terminal Ave.) in Menlo Park. The opening ceremony begins on the park's new synthetic sports field at noon.
Sports demonstrations and "open play time" round out the activities. Free Menlo Park Community Services frisbees go to the first 100 visitors. Admission is free, and the fun stops at 2:30 p.m.
Downtown specific plan meetings
The public comment period for Menlo Park's downtown specific plan environmental impact report closes June 20. Before that deadline passes, city officials will share their perspectives. This week the Planning Commission on June 6 and the Transportation Commission on June 8 will discuss the report.
The Transportation Commission meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.
Simitian announces sidewalk office hours
Meet and greet state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 12. No appointment required and all questions are welcome, according to the senator.
He'll be available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot on Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz Avenue and Menlo Avenue.
Visit senatorsimitian.com or call 688-6384 for more information.
Marsh Manor Shopping Center plays host to the next Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, June 15. Located at the corner of Florence Street and Marsh Road, the center kicks off the party at 5:30 p.m.