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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. It is available now for Android and iPhone phones.

During the month of February, users will be able to send Palo Alto a love letter or picture of their favorite place as part of the "For the Love of Palo Alto" community fun. The letters and images will be shared via the City's website and social channels.

To download the app for Android, click here. To download the app for iPhone, click here.

Residential Parking Program Approved for Downtown Neighborhoods

At its Dec. 2 meeting, the Palo Alto City Council approved the Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program, which will go into effect in the downtown neighborhoods beginning in spring 2015. Over the past nine months, the City has been working with a stakeholders group comprised of dedicated residents and business owners to design the RPP program. The new program will require a permit to park for more than two hours in a single spot on residential streets.

The program, created in response to increasing concern that non-resident parking in residential neighborhoods was negatively impacting the residents’ quality of life, will begin with a two-phase trial. During the first six-month phase, residents will receive free permits and downtown employees will be allowed to purchase unlimited permits. During this phase, the City will collect data on the number of employees purchasing permits, as well as the parking occupancy within the neighborhoods. In the second phase, residents will be allowed up to four permits with the first one free. Employee permits may also be limited based on the data collected during the first phase.

During both phases, employees and residents with permits will be allowed to park anywhere within the proposed district boundary. Permits will not be sold to people who do not live or work downtown, and non-permit holders will still be able to park for two hours in one spot.

For more information on the RPP Program, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/downtownrpp.

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.

Next Meeting:

May 5, 2015, 5-6:30 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road

Click here to view agenda. 

Upcoming Meetings:

May 19, 2015, 5-6:30 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road

Our Palo Alto eNews

As we continue to drive conversations about Palo Alto, and the thoughts and ideas on the future of our City continue to flow, we want to make sure you have all the latest news and information.

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Our Palo Alto eNews - December 2015

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Our Palo Alto eNews - December 2014

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Leadership Group Appointed to Increase Community Engagement

In order to increase awareness and engagement as the City's Comprehensive Plan update moves forward, the City has selected 13 Palo Alto residents to be a part of a Leadership Group. Over the next 18 to 24 months, the group will work with City staff undertaking the community engagement portion of the planning process.

The Leadership Group will provide a regular, monthly forum for discussing community engagement activities, including ways to reach residents and businesses that don't typically participate in planning efforts. Members are expected to become knowledgeable about the Comprehensive Plan, which is the City's primary tool for guiding preservation and development in Palo Alto, and the group may advise staff about ways public input that is received could or should inform alternatives and outcomes.

The members of the Leadership Group, appointed by City Manager James Keene, were selected based on a combination of qualifications, including that they live or work in Palo Alto, have established connections and networks in the community, and are current members of an existing community or professional organization or local association.

The members of the Leadership Group are Jackie Schoelerman, Ellen E. Uhrbrock, Rebecca Sanders, Doria Summa, Helen Li, Catherine Ballantyne, Michael Nelson, Elaine Uang, Mehdi Alhassani, Hemant Bahnoo, Mila Zelkha, Cheryl Lilienstein, and David S.G. MacKenzie.

The Leadership Group will meet monthly and members of the public are invited to attend.