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City Launches Our Palo Alto Mobile App

The City has launched a new mobile app to provide the community with the latest on Our Palo Alto community events and activities. read more »

Leadership Group Meeting

Appointed to work with City staff on the community engagement aspect of the Comprehensive Plan update, the Leadership Group meets monthly to discuss ideas and give feedback to staff. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. read more »

Our Palo Alto eNews

Stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events and opportunities for discussion, as well as anything you may have missed, by reading the latest version of Our Palo Alto eNews. read more »


It begins with IDEAS generated by conversations and connections
Beyond City Hall.

Community gatherings—We hope to foster conversations around current issues or build connections that expand civic capacity in different locations–neighborhoods, parks, libraries and many other places around town. Perhaps a picnic in the park, group bike ride or neighborhood pizza party.

Speaker Series—interactive discussions with thought leaders on issues impacting our community

Tours—Join a walking tour, bike ride or leisurely stroll to visit Palo Alto's historic landmarks, look at public art or take in a music festival and get to know your neighbors and City better

Your Palo Alto—tell the story of how your family immigrated to America and to Palo Alto as part of Made Into America, an online archive website. Or participate in story circles at our libraries on "your first year in Palo Alto". We think that no matter how different everyone's story is, we'll learn how much we all have in common.

Neighborhood pop-up conversations—Organize a get together in your community to talk about an issue. We'll send any background materials and you can email us your ideas

Online connections—Answer a question on Open City Hall, join your Nextdoor neighbors, sign up for Our Palo Alto e-news or please send us your IDEAS at



It includes a DESIGN for our future with a new Comprehensive Plan for the City.

The Plan is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.
For more information: Click here »

About Us

Known as the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley," Palo Alto is a vibrant community of approximately 65,000 educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated residents. Our high quality of life is evident with recent awards:

  • Named #1 place to live in Top 100 Best Places to Live by
  • Named #1 Digital City in America for cities our size by the Center for Digital Government
  • Recognized as one of a small number of California cities with a Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating
  • A top ranked school district with two public high schools among U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 High Schools in the nation