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City Manager Weekly Community Updates: November 7, 2022

Learn about recent home burglaries, holiday & other events, and notable Council items coming up fast

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE

There is not an update given that there’s no real change since last week. We will continue update the community on items of importance related to the COVID-19 pandemic as needed.

ELECTIONS RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE*

*Updated since the November 7 City Council meeting

RECENT RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

Police are investigating a residential burglary trend with 11 cases in Palo Alto since October 9, where the burglars are stealing jewelry and other valuables from unoccupied homes during the dinnertime hours of 7 and 9 p.m., often on Friday and Saturday nights, and usually with entry being made via smashing glass doors in rear yards. Officers have increased patrols, in residential areas and ask that residents report suspicious activity immediately by calling our 24-hour dispatch center at (650) 329–2413.

  • If you have a side yard gate, put a lock on it to prevent easy unauthorized access to property.
  • Secure all windows and doors overnight; arm your alarm system whenever you are not home.
  • As an alternative to hiding a key outside your residence, consider leaving a spare house key with a trusted neighbor.

SWITCH FROM GAS TO ELECTRIC IN YOUR HOME

CUBBERLEY ARTIST STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

CLIMATE COLLABORATION SUMMIT

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE & TREE LIGHTING

FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED HOUSING ELEMENT

  • Join a community workshop on Wednesday, November 16 from 6–8 p.m. via zoom.
  • A joint City Council/Planning & Transportation Commission study session is tentatively scheduled for November 28.

NOTABLE TENTATIVE UPCOMING COUNCIL ITEMS

November 14

  • Discussion with Independent Police Auditor
  • Gas Powered Leaf Blowers and Potential Initiatives to Increase Enforcement

November 28

  • Joint City Council and Planning and Transportation Committee Housing Element Discussion

December 5 and beyond

  • Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Three-Year Work Plan
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Fiber to the Premises

BE INFORMED & STAY CONNECTED

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