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Foothills Park Entrance Closes When Visitor Capacity is Reached & Adjusts with Visitor Demand

Parks Staff working to reduce closure time when capacity allows


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Get involved, join a Board or Commission! Applications due January 27 at 4:30pm

Volunteering for a Board or Commission is a great way to help your community, apply today!


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City of Palo Alto 2021 Community Survey – Now Open to All Residents Online

In November and December, the City’s Community Survey went a large size of randomly selected Palo Alto households. The survey is now open to all residents and allows participants to rate their overall quality of life and provide specific feedback about municipal services, public safety, customer service, and their level of participation in community events and activities.


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Utility CalOSHA Status Update

Released January 15, 2021: Status Update Utility CalOSHA Case


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Palo Alto Continues Race and Equity Efforts

Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, learn more about the City’s race and equity work underway in this brief status update.


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January 19, 2021 City Council Closed Session Regarding Real Property 445 Bryant Street and Tesla, Inc., a Delaware Corporation

Update Regarding Real Property at 445 Bryant Street and Tesla


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Opportunity to Rank 2021 Council Priorities and Share Input

Each year, Palo Alto City Council reviews its priorities for the year ahead at its annual Council Retreat. A Council priority is defined as a topic that will receive significant attention during the year. Typically, priorities have a three-year time limit, although some may continue beyond that time period.


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New Blog! Foothills Park - A How To Guide

Check out a new Foothills Park how to guide, offering tips and guidelines to work together to enjoy nature while protecting the habitat and wildlife!


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New Blog! City Manager Weekly Updates

Each Council meeting the City Manager, Ed Shikada, provides City Manager Comments sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues facing the community. This blog is the first in a new series summarizing these weekly updates!


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"Together We Rise" Day of Celebration - MLK Day 2021

Join Youth Community Service (YCS), the City of Palo Alto, and community partners in a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021. This year’s theme is called “Together We Rise” and it is reimagined in a virtual format in acknowledgment of our current regulations around large gatherings.


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