Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Menlo Park's connection to Ireland goes back over 150 years. Our city's name comes from the Oliver-McGlynn ranch, which was the first startup in this area.

We celebrate the Friendship Agreement with our sister city Galway, Ireland (where the brothers came from) that I signed with Mayor Conneely in 2013.

Mayor Ohtaki and Mayor Conneely

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Endorsed by BOTH Newspapers

I'm pleased to announce that both the Almanac and the Daily Post have endorsed me for Menlo Park City Council.  It's an honor to have the support of both newspapers that serve our city.  

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Daily Post Endorsement

 

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On Tuesday, Oct 7, I received the Daily Post's endorsement for City Council.  "He's been a voice of reason," the Post said, "avoiding drama and leading council through difficult waters."  

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Governor signs Housing Element reform bill

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I'm pleased to announce that the Housing Element reform bill (AB 1690) that I advocated for, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday. Our community wanted a grocery store in an apartment complex near Belle Haven and Facebook but couldn't under the existing state Housing Element law. AB 1690 fixes that restriction, giving cities more local flexibility. 

I worked closely with Assemblyman Rich Gordon, sponsor of this bill, who said, “I endorse Peter for re-election. Peter excels at bringing people together to get things done and cares deeply about Menlo Park. I am proud of the work we did to pass AB 1690, and I look forward to future partnerships.”

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Ribbon Cutting for Start-up Incubator in Menlo Park

I'm very pleased to have helped attract an incubator to Menlo Park, called Hello Startups.  The opening/ribbon-cutting is this Friday!

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