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Budget 2017-2018

From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:13:05 -0400

Hi Mr. McIntyre,


Thank you for presenting the city of Menlo Park budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 to the City Council and members of the public yesterday. It is much appreciated.


At the conclusion of the remarks, you invited members of the public to either write in or attend upcoming meetings in June; hence this email.


As the year 2017 marks the historically significant 90th birthday for the city (1927-2017) I eagerly looked in the budget for a modest amount that would help to celebrate this occasion. As I didn't see it, perhaps you can direct my attention to the page number in which it is included.


Earlier this year, I wrote to the city inquiring about this. The reply was the city was definately going to celebrate this event. I was delighted to hear this, as one's 90th birthday only comes along once. Given the Fire District recently celebrated their 100 year birthday, and Redwood City celebrated their 150th birthday, it helps demonstrate the importance of this cultural and historic occasion to members of the public.


Some ideas that come to mind are as follows:


1) A banner across Santa Cruz Avenue for a week or two,


2) An appropriate and timely display in the Library entrance display case,


3) Having information available at the Downtown Block Party, and in fact, considering this as a theme for this year's party,


4) And a host of other possible activities, some of which local groups might participate in, such as the Menlo Park Historical Association, the Menlo Park Community Services Department, local service clubs (such as Rotary, Elks, Lions, etc.), Allied Arts, the Senior Center, and so forth.


As the Birthday doesn't occur until November 2017, it provides the City and others time to plan this event, to help make it festive and memorable.


Respectfully,


Jim Lewis
Received on Thu Jun 01 2017 - 13:17:25 PDT

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