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SMC Beaches CLOSED FRIDAY-SUNDAY

By Michael G. Stogner

PSA…San Mateo County Beaches CLOSED

FRIDAY-SUNDAY CLOSED Tell all your family and friends.

The closures begin at SUNRISE TOMORROW July 3. The facilities will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, officials said. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies will be stationed at the closed beaches and coastal trail to enforce the order as well as to monitor fireworks activity.

“Half Moon Bay is following the lead of Governor Newsom in closing Poplar Beach and its parking lot. If the potential crowds here are similar to previous holiday crowds we’ve seen, this kind of action is necessary for the protection of public health and safety,” said Half Moon Bay Mayor Adam Eisen.

Mayor Deirdre Martin of Pacifica, announced the closing its beaches and parking lots from Sunrise Friday to Sunrise Monday, July 6. The following locations are affected:

  • Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar Beach) and north and south parking lots,
  • Crespi parking lot in front of the Pacifica Community Center,
  • Rockaway Beach and north and south parking lots,
  • Sharp Park Beach
  • Esplanade Beach and Fisherman’s Lot in the 800 block of Palmetto Avenue

 

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Menlo Park Police Chief Quits during council meeting.

By Michael G. Stogner

MPPD Chief Dave Bertini

Update: from Almanac Twitter During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in #MenloPark, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she’d heard Menlo Park police Chief Dave Bertini use a racial slur in an ethics training.

Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini is taking his Ball and going home.

The Council and Chief of Police were having a discussion on Police Reform.

Councilman Ray Mueller asked him a vague softball question “How the police department can build a better relationship with residents.”

“It is obvious to me that I have lost the trust of council,” Bertini said.

His last day will be July 30, 2020

This is a conversation all City and County Officials in America are starting to have, Let the negotiations begin.

Once you know you have a disgruntled employee its best to take their keys ASAP and Thank them for all they have done for your community, Replace that position in the interim.

MP City Council Contact Mark Melville

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City of Menlo Park takes action on COVID-19

By Michael G. Stogner

Menlo Park Council Meeting March 11, 2020

The City of Menlo Park has Declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in San Mateo County.

There is no vaccine for the COVID-19 Virus. The only method to slow it down from overwhelming the Healthcare System and Healthcare workers is Aggressive Social Distancing Immediately.

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Menlo Park declares local emergency; closes public facilities, programs over COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, the San Mateo County Health Officer issued an updated statement that acknowledged “evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in San Mateo County.” On March 11, City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson, under Menlo Park Municipal Code Chapter 2.44, signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency within the city of Menlo Park to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

During its special meeting this evening, the City Council unanimously voted to ratify the proclamation of local emergency in Menlo Park, authorizing the City Manager to adopt emergency orders or regulations to ensure the health and well-being of the public and to mitigate the effects of the local emergency. The City Council further directed staff to take immediate action to temporarily close public facilities and suspend programs.

Effective immediately, city facilities will be closed to the public, with the exception of senior services and childcare centers, which will close at the end of business, Friday, March 13. This is to allow patrons, participants and parents to make alternate arrangements over the weekend.

“The health and safety of our employees, residents and businesses remains the highest priority. We encourage those who are sick or who are at higher risk for serious illness to stay at home,” said City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson. “This proclamation provides us the flexibility to position resources and to best address this public health crisis.” 

“This is a global outbreak that requires us to prepare for significant disruptions to our daily lives. We must take action now. The health and safety of the Menlo Park community is our highest priority. Our neighbors, friends and family can work together through neighborhood associations, CERT and emergency preparedness classes. When we are informed, we are stronger together and more resilient. Preparedness and prevention is our best defense,” said Mayor Cecilia Taylor.

This local emergency shall continue until it is terminated by proclamation of the City Council. Pursuant to Section 8630 of the Government Code, the City Council shall proclaim the termination of a local emergency at the earliest possible date that conditions warrant. The need for continuing this local emergency shall be reviewed within 60 days by the City Council.

For the latest updates, visit menlopark.org/coronavirus and subscribe to “Menlo Park City News” at menlopark.org/notifyme. Updates and information are also shared on the city social mediaaccounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.

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