City Council and Mayor

Tom DuBois
Council Member
Eric Filseth
Council Member
Adrian Fine
Council Member
Karen Holman
Council Member
Liz Kniss
Vice Mayor
Lydia Kou
Council Member
Gregory Scharff
Greg Tanaka
Council Member
Cory Wolbach
Council Member


Current agendas are posted in front of City Hall in King Plaza on the elevator walls closest to Bryant Street.

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MAYOR'S OFFICE HOURS: Second Wednesday of the month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Please contact the City Clerk's office at (650) 329-2571 to schedule an appointment.

The terms of the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are for one year and expire at the first meeting in January. The General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. Council terms are for four years.

Regular Council meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first three Mondays of each month. Meetings are cablecast live in most cases (and replayed) on Government Channel 26 or 29 and broadcast via KZSU Radio, 90.1 FM. Video streaming of Council meetings may be accessed at MidPen Media Center. Call Community Media Center at 650-494-8686 for exact times of replays. See Tentative Council Agenda in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Fridays preceding the City Council meetings.

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The City Council appreciates hearing from citizens. Thank you in advance for your comments and concerns. Your email will be forwarded to all nine Council Members and a printed copy will be included in the next available Council packet.

Correspondence received before noon on Wednesday will be included in that week's Council packet. Any correspondence received after noon on Wednesday, relating to an item on the agenda, will be put at the Council Members places at the next Council meeting.

When you email the City Council, your email becomes a public record. You should not include any private information (such as your phone number, home address, or minor children's names) in your correspondence to Council.

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2017 State of the City Address:

City Council Retreat 2017

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City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook
Revision Date: 7/1/2013
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017