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Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

'Nutty the Squirrel' debuts to help city 're-brand' itself

by Sandy Brundage

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell Bayfront Park, but Menlo Park now has a new official mascot: "Nutty the Squirrel."

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Posted by disappointed
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

What a waste of my tax dollars.

"The theory is that the costumed character may induce more participants to join the city's already popular community programs, some of which, like gymnastics classes, have waiting lists"

Yes, this makes a lot of sense, we have a waiting list so lets spend more money to get more people on the list rather than using the money to offer more programs so the people on the list can benefit.


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