WEEKLY CITY MANAGER COMMENTS: MARCH 13, 2023
City Manager Ed Shikada continues to share brief updates at each Council meeting, highlighting details about upcoming events, City services, and City Council discussions planned. His comments are summarized through our Palo Alto Connect blog series to catch up on City issues and gain the latest news.
Watch Ed share updates from the March 13, 2022 Council meeting.
Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — March 6, 2023
Sp. City Council Meeting - March 13, 2023
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Per National Weather Service, severe weather continues this week. Expect heavy rain, possible thunderstorms and a flood watch and high wind warning in effect through Wednesday. Remain alert and aware of the weather forecasts, as conditions can change rapidly.
Prepare for possible community impacts such as water ponding on roadways and road closures, and power outages due to down trees, water, or wind impacts. Staff continue to monitor creek levels and are ready to respond to issue that arise.
Stay up to date and find resources at www.cityofpaloalto.org/StormUpdate.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history. A recent community update shares events and activities that honor women of the past and present — from Palo Alto & beyond.
Women’s History Month events include:
- March 15: Riot GRRRL! Women’s History Month Pop-up for Teens
- March 18 & 31: Women’s History Month Family Storytime
- March 21: Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo “Picturing Women Inventors” a poster exhibition that explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women
- March 26: Women in STEM Panel
Find these events and learn more here.
SHARE INPUT: ONLINE SURVEY AVAILABLE NOW
Share input on several open online surveys about community topics:
- University Avenue Streetscape project
- Potential Recreation Wellness Center
- Wilkie Bike and Pedestrian Bridge treatments
- Lived experience of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Palo Alto (a project of our Human Relations Commission)
These opportunities are closing soon, consider sharing feedback today.
Find these engagement opportunities and more at www.cityofpaloalto.org/engage.
QUIET ZONE STUDY SESSION
The City of Menlo Park, in coordination with the City of Palo Alto, is conducting a Quiet Zone Study that includes consideration of the Palo Alto Avenue/Alma Street crossing along the Caltrain Corridor. Similar studies at other crossings in Palo Alto will be performed as a second phase of the project.
Join an input community meeting in-person on March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park or participate virtually to learn more and provide on the crossing study and conceptual plans.
Find more details at www.cityofpaloalto.org/QuietZoneStudy.
NOTABLE TENTATIVE UPCOMING COUNCIL ITEMS
- Council Procedures & Protocols
- Community Engagement Study Session
- Pets in Need Study Session
- Gas Utility Rebates
- Automated License Plate Recognition Technology
- 2850 West Bayshore Public Hearing
- Parks and Recreation Commission recommendation to dedicate 10-acre Measure E parkland site, adjacent to our Regional Water Quality Control Plant
- ADU Ordinance Changes
- State and Federal Legislation Discussion
- S/CAP Update/Earth Day Report
May and beyond
- Housing Element Adoption
- FY24 Budget Adoption
Find City Council meeting agendas, minutes, and videos at cityofpaloalto.org/councilagendas.
BE INFORMED & STAY CONNECTED
- Read past City Manager Weekly Updates at: CityofPaloAlto.org/CityManagerBlogSeries
- Gain emergency alerts and other updates: CityofPaloAlto.org/Connect
- Catch up on the latest City news through signing up for digital newsletters: CityofPaloAlto.org/newslettersignup
- Sign Up for Open Town Hall to share input through online surveys
- Attend events and meetings: CityofPaloAlto.org/Calendar
- View the City of Palo Alto Website: CityofPaloAlto.org
- Find City Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes: CityofPaloAlto.org/CouncilAgendas
- Search for Services Near You