Community Notebook: Palo Alto to hold 'town hall' neighborhood meetings

Officials to discuss matters of residents' concern on Dec. 7 and 14

Building on its commitment for more transparency and community dialogue, the City of Palo Alto will convene two neighborhood "town hall" meetings in December; the first is on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

At the meetings, staff and members of the City Council will discuss neighborhood concerns.

The Dec. 7 town hall will take place 7-9 p.m. at Escondido Elementary School, 890 Escondido Road, in the College Terrace neighborhood. The second meeting will take place Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. at Barron Park Elementary School, 800 Barron Ave., in the Barron Park neighborhood.

Community members can suggest topics for discussion by sending an email to

The town hall initiative launched in November 2015 to better gauge concerns and to inform residents who might not get to council meetings. Past meeting topics have included single-story overlay zoning, flooding, neighborhood grocery stores, traffic and parking.

Previous meetings have included the Crescent Park, Duveneck/St. Francis and Triple El/Leland Manor neighborhoods and Adobe Meadow, Greenmeadow, Monroe Park, Charleston Gardens, Charleston Meadows, The Greenhouse and Fairmeadow.


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