Who we are

We’re a group of Peninsula residents from all walks of life who take an active interest in the way local government shapes our communities. We participate in many ways, whether giving public comment at City meetings, serving on Menlo Park commissions, or working for organizations that engage Menlo Park residents.

We care about authentic community engagement and understand that the policy decisions of today will have consequences for decades to come. It’s on us to get it right. To meet the challenges we face as a region, we must take thoughtful and meaningful action in three key areas: housing, transportation, and environmental sustainability.

Read our origin story in The Almanac.

Our Vision

We envision a city that is integrated and diverse, multi-generational, and environmentally sustainable. We envision an accessible and inviting downtown Menlo Park, with housing at all affordability levels, much less solo driving and with pedestrian and bike-friendly spaces, developed to produce zero net greenhouse gasses.

Our Values

Equity | Sustainability | Inclusion | Health | Racial & Economic Justice

Our Goals

  • Enhance community stability through tenant protections.  
  • Increase the availability and affordability of housing, especially near transit downtown.
  • Provide safe and healthy transportation options.
  • Improve our built environment and transportation infrastructure to reduce our carbon footprint.

How we’ll get there

By going on record. We promote our vision in public meetings and forums, on weeknights and weekends, in Menlo Park and throughout the region. We amplify our advocacy by connecting issues across sectors, building relationships with our neighbors, and showing up for our collective vision.

By educating ourselves and others. We get informed about the choices facing the city, the history that brought us here, and the options for the region’s future. We organize education sessions for the public to help us all make informed decisions that move us towards an inspiring future.

Menlo Together is a fiscally sponsored project of Foundation for Regional Transit (Tax ID# 94-3196927)