Around Town | January 21, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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News - January 21, 2011

Around Town

CHANGE OF SCENERY... Palo Alto officials have a new plan for reaching out to the public — taking their policy-making show on the road. The City Council, which generally meets at City Hall, decided to hold its annual retreat at the Baylands Interpretive Center this Saturday (Jan.22 at 9 a.m.). The council also opted to meet at the Cubberley Community Center Monday night (Jan. 24) for Mayor Sid Espinosa's "State of the City" speech. The goal is to reach out to those residents who have generally avoided council meetings in the past — particularly those who live in the southern part of the city. "We need to get out of City Hall," Espinosa said in a news release. "And, we need to do more in south Palo Alto to connect with the community there." He also indicated that the council will continue to look at other locations for future meetings. "It's too easy to stay here in our Council Chambers, but that's not good enough. I want us to do more outreach throughout the year. This is just a start."

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