The City of Menlo Park, a general law city, operates with a council-manager form of government.
The City…More Council appoints a City Manager to fulfill responsibilities such as enforcing laws, appointing city personnel, recommending ordinances, and presenting the city budget. All city departments and projects answer to the City Manager, who is essentially the city's chief operations officer.
Glen Rojas, current City Manager, was hired on August 2, 2007 with an annual salary of $204,000, and an at-will employment contract, which ends July 31, 2010.
City Managers can be removed from office if a majority of The Council votes to discharge them. City Council members are not eligible to be City Managers until one year has passed since their departure from the council.
Starla Jerome-Robinson is the Assistant City Manager.
The Menlo Park City Council discusses and creates public policies that affect the city budget and its residents'…More quality of life. The council is comprised of five members who represent the city at-large, with each member serving a four-year term. Every December, council members choose a mayor and vice mayor who preside over the group for one year. Regular meetings are every Tuesday at 7pm in the Council Chambers. A calendar of all meetings is available here. Interested residents can subscribe to the council's agendas, which are available online in advance of each meeting. Videos of live and archived meetings are also available.