Agendas & Meetings

The Planning Commission meets on Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm - Agenda

The City Council meets jointly with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on Wednesday, April 29th. An agenda will go out by mid next week. A tentative agenda is as follows:

A) How the Fire District Woks
            - Fire District Finance (tax revenue, expenditures, impact fees, etc.)
            - Fire District Operations (stations, coverage, etc.)
            - Statistics Report (monthly statistics summary for Town)
B) Primary Response Routes
            - Traffic Management Plans (Neighborhood Traffic Management Plans, Response Routes, etc.)
            - El Camino Real (safety, traffic control devices, improvements, studies, etc.)
            - Almendral HAWK (cost sharing, pre-emption, etc.)
            - Marsh Road (response route, requirements, etc.)
C) Emergency Preparedness
            - Civic Center EOC


Free Shredding and E-Scrap Days

Please review the Press Release from ReThink Waste issued today listing the upcoming free Shred and Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap) Recycling Community Events scheduled to date.

As of today Atherton has secured Saturday, September 26 for the free Shred and Electronic Recycling Day. Residents are encouraged to drop off their E-Scrap and shredding needs.

Residents are allowed to attend any one of the community events listed on the flier.

Officer Barrera

All things Public Safety

New Police Officer Oath 

Police Chief Ed Flint swore in new Officer Matthew Barrera on Wednesday evening at the City Council meeting. Officer Barrera began employment with the Police Department this past Monday. The Town is pleased to have him as part of the team.

In addition to the oath of office, Officer Jason Bollendorf and Dispatcher Christine Basurto read proclamations recognizing National Police week and Dispatcher recognition week.

Police Week

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

View the full roll call of names of the 286 fallen law enforcement heroes added to the Memorial year in 2014.

Dispatcher Week

Dispatcher Recognition Week

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office in 1981.The official name of the week when originally introduced in Congress in 1991 was "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week." In the intervening years, it has become known by several other names, including "National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week" and "International Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week."

The Town thanks Atherton Dispatchers for their hard work and dedicated service to our community.


PG&E Gas Line Work

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, and Wednesday, April 22, 2015, as part of ongoing work on Line 109, PG&E will be releasing natural gas near Walsh Road and Valley Road in Atherton.
Scheduled Date: Monday, April 21, 2015
Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere
Approximate Time: 10am (depending on work progress)
Duration: Approximately two hours
Location: Near Walsh Road and Valley Road in Atherton.
Scheduled Date: Monday, April 22, 2015
Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere
Approximate Time: 8am (depending on work progress)
Duration: Approximately one hour
Location: Near Walsh Road and Valley Road in Atherton.
The Town will inform of any scheduling changes as they occur.
Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique. PG&E is taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and has scheduled the work to create the least impact possible. However it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor.
The Town encourages any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call us 24 hours a day at 800-PGE-5000 (800-743-5000) or call 911 immediately. 


Thank You!

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I hope you will consider volunteering for one of our Town committees - More Information.

Have a great weekend,

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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