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About Menlo Park
The City of Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to approximately 36,000 residents in its 19 square miles. Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well-educated and actively engaged in community life. Known worldwide as the “Capital of Venture Capital,” Menlo Park is well situated to benefit from and help shape new technologies and markets originating from the Silicon Valley. The City hosts such major employers as SRI International, Facebook, Pacific Biosciences, E*TRADE Financial Corporation, and CS Bio Co.
THE CITY GOVERNMENT
The City organization is comprised of a diverse and highly skilled professional staff who provide a range of services and facilities typically offered by much larger cities. The City of Menlo Park is a full-service general law city. A five-member City Council, elected by district, serves as the governing body of the City. The City Council appoints a City Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the City and is responsible for its day-to-day operations. Including City Council and its appointees, the City has 244 authorized full-time employees in addition to a limited number of temporary employees that fluctuate throughout the year. Excluding the City’s department directors, division managers, and confidential personnel appointed by the City Manager, employees are represented by one of five collective bargaining units. The City’s fire services are delivered by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.
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