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Weekly City Manager Community Updates: November 14, 2022

Learn about upcoming service enhancements, road construction work, car free streets engagement, and notable Council items

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE

County Testing Sites in Palo Alto to End This Month

In partnership with the County, free testing will end later this month, with the last testing dates at the Palo Alto Art Center on November 23* and 30. Thank you to the County for their partnership on this effort, spanning almost two years.

Get Vaccinated and Boosted

Ahead of a potential winter surge, protect yourself, family, and community by getting vaccinated and boosted. If you’re having issues scheduling an appointment with your primary care doctor, visit sccfreevax.org for assistance.

Track Flu & COVID-19 Winter Trends

California Public Health offers a new tracking dashboard for both the flu and COVID-19. For more, go to calcat.covid19.ca.gov.

BUSY PAST WEEKEND

Bloomington Indiana Delegation Visit

Thanks to Neighbors Abroad and all involved in the recent Bloomington delegation visit. Highlights included roundtable discussions on economic development and civil discourse, tours hosted by Stanford University, and participation in Saturday’s Climate Summit.

Climate Collaboration Summit

Well attended by over 200 people, the Climate Collaboration Summit showcased recent major climate initiatives, funding at the federal, state, and local levels, and ways to work together as this important priority continues to evolve.

ROAD & PEDESTRIAN LANE CLOSURES

UPCOMING SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS

Library Service Enhancements Coming Soon

Once staff recruitments are complete, the Library plans to expand hours at Downtown, Children’s, and College Terrace branches to four days per week and Sunday at Mitchell Park and Rinconada. Notably, several promotions and new hires are Palo Alto residents.

New Shuttle Service

A new shuttle service is on track to start this Spring. Customers will be able to take trips that start and end almost anywhere in Palo Alto. 8–10 vehicles will be available, and each trip is estimated to cost $3.50, with $1.00 fares for disabled, low-income, youth, and seniors.

CAR FREE STREETS COMMUNITY MEETING

NOTABLE TENTATIVE UPCOMING COUNCIL ITEMS

November 28

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

December 5

  • Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Three-Year Work Plan
  • 1700 Embarcadero Road (former Ming’s Restaurant) — Design Review of a 2-story 31,000 sq. ft. Automobile Dealership

December 12 and 19

  • Electric Utility Hydro-Electric Rate Adjustment
  • Response to Grand Jury Report regarding Ballot Measures
  • Fiber to the Premises Next Steps

BE INFORMED & STAY CONNECTED

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