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Mayor speaks on the state of Menlo Park

State of the city speech focuses on positive changes

A small crowd gathered at the Stanford Park Hotel on Oct. 16 to listen to Mayor Kirsten Keith's state of the city speech. "We've had a really great year," she said.

After thanking Menlo Park's staff and volunteers, Ms. Keith briefly previewed upcoming developments on El Camino Real and noted issues associated with growth -- traffic, parking, housing.

She encouraged residents to vote for Measure K to raise the city's hotel tax, and also suggested that Menlo Park develop a plan for use of its aquifers, before proceeding to sell water to the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

I guess Ms. Keith and I have a different definition of the word 'great'.


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Posted by great adjective
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Joe, I do not recall Ms. Keith making the declaration stated in the headline. [Portion removed]


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Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

The Council is a bunch of self-serving hypocrites who hire and retain City executives who are just as bad.


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Posted by Scholar
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Increase some taxes and the politicos will think it's just great


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

How much money did the city spend for the room and refreshments at the Stanford Park?
Why wasn't a city facility like the council chambers used?
Same old story, wasting our tax dollars for their vanity.


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Posted by great adjective
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event with a no-host bar. On another thread Web Link , Heyward Robinson pointed out that Council Chambers were used in years past. If Heyward is the only person that remembers this, the event was obviously not very memorable.


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