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November 2017

CANCELLED – Connecting Palo Alto Roundtables – Trench and Tunnel Discussion

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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UPDATE: This meeting has been cancelled. A new date will be announced later. Trench and Tunnel Discussion We have the opportunity to address long-standing challenges with the four grade crossings on the rail corridor that runs through our City. Join us to help evaluate potential grade separations at Churchill Avenue, Charleston Road and Meadow Drive, Palo Alto Avenue, as well as one session devoted to a tunnel and trench discussion. Feel free to attend as many of the roundtables as…

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Stanford GUP Community Meeting

November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palo Alto Arts Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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The Santa County Planning Commission will hold the final meeting for public comments on the Draft EIR for the Stanford General Use Permit. The GUP will have a major impact on Palo Alto for many years to come. Your comments regarding the significant environmental effects of this project and the adequacy of the Draft EIR are needed.

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December 2017

Palo Alto’s Influence on Lives in Public Service

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Join Palo Alto Councilmember and former Mayor Karen Holman in conversation with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA, 19th District) and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian as she explores how their lives in public service have been guided by early influences in their hometown of Palo Alto. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren attended Palo Alto public schools from kindergarten through graduation from Gunn High School and Supervisor Joe Simitian moved to Palo Alto as a teenager and graduated from Palo Alto High School.…

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City Council Review of Stanford GUP

December 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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The Palo Alto City Council will "Review and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding City Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford General Use Permit (GUP) Application to Santa Clara County". A copy of the staff report is available here.

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January 2018

Grand Boulevard Project

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
California Avenue Caltrain Station, 101 California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Grand Boulevard Project on El Camino Real: From the City of Palo Alto: We hope you will join us at the informal public feedback session for the Grand Boulevard Initiative that has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 22 from 4- 7 p.m. at the California Avenue Caltrain Station. The rain forecast cancelled the session originally scheduled for Jan. 18. The Grand Boulevard Initiative is the result of a 2016 state grant of nearly $350,000 to design safety and accessibility improvements…

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Palo Alto City Council Meeting

January 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Three items of interest: Stanford GUP: Council will discuss and approve formal comments to the County on the Stanford GUP.  Click here for staff report. California Avenue Parking Structure: Council will hear an update on Infrastructure Plan projects and consider removing the second basement level from the California Avenue Parking Structure design. Click here for staff report. Legislative Priorities: Council will vote, on consent, to approve Palo Alto's State and Federal Legislative Priorities for the year. Click here for staff report.

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Stanford GUP Meeting

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Just a reminder that there will be one final County meeting with Supervisor Joe Simitian for people to weigh in on the Stanford GUP Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  It’s really important that there be a big turnout to demonstrate community interest, so please plan to attend. Also, on the preceding night, Monday, January 22nd, the Palo Alto City Council will discuss and finalize its comment letter at tomorrow’s (Monday's) Council meeting.  The meeting agenda is available at https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/62863.  The GUP is agenda…

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Palo Alto City Council Meeting

January 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Significant Items of Interest: Pensions: Council will accept the FY 2019-FY2028 Long Range Financial Forecast and discuss budgeting for City pension liabilities. Click here for staff report. Southgate RPP: Council will consider amendments to the program, including additional commercial permits and new two-hour parking restrictions.  Click here for staff report. Evergreen Park/Mayfield RPP: Council will consider amendments to the program, including additional commercial permits and new two-hour parking restrictions. Click here for staff report. ADU amendments: Council will discuss and approve amendments to the 2017…

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February 2018

Deadline for Stanford GUP

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Stanford GUP: Final deadline to submit comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Stanford's proposed expansion. Comments can be submitted via phone, letter or email: County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development Attention: David Rader County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: (408) 299-5779 Email: David Rader

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Palo Alto City Priorities

February 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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City Priorities: Council will hold its annual retreat to discuss and approve Palo Alto's annual priorities. Beginning at 8:30 am (Mitchell Park Community Center). Residents are welcome to come and speak directly to the Council. Come and voice your concerns over the massive commercial growth in our community and the need to focus on traffic and congestion.

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