Town Hall on Single Family Neighborhoods

Single Family Neighborhoods are Under Attack


What will Senate Bill SB9 do to your neighborhood?

What will Senate Bill SB10 do to your democratic rights?

State legislators are usurping local control of zoning

Join us and hear Maria and Jeff Kalban answer these questions and describe how SoCal neighbors are fighting these bills. 

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Hosted by Palo Alto Councilmember Lydia Kou

The future of your lifestyle and how you live

is on the line in Sacramento.



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Council Resolution and Upcoming Agenda

Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Support for Actions to Further Strengthen Local Democracy, Authority, and Control as Related to Local Zoning and Housing Issues HAS PASSED with a 6-1 vote (Council Member Alison Cormack dissenting). You can read the full resolution here.

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Development Projects

I have been tracking developments, and since we are getting more development projects, I would like to share with you a current list of the projects. I did not have time to include all the specifics and at what point they are in development. I will update it more, however for now, please know these are developments that are in contemplation or approved by the City.

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City Staff Recommendation: Increase Population

On the September 14th, 2020 meeting during the Verbal Update and Possible Direction to Staff on COVID-19 related to Business Recovery Efforts, the City Staff presented the Long-Term and Large-Scale Recovery Strategies on slide 20 to –

  1. Increase local customer base by growing the city’s population and by planning for more walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods with housing, retail, and services (e.g., NVCAP, Downtown Plan, El Camino Real, etc.)
  2. Support experience retail through destinations and place marking in downtown and other shopping districts.
  3. Retain major employers, producers, and start-ups to continue drawing workers to Palo Alto.

To watch City Staff comments, here is the link at (starts at 4:02:04), the long term strategies which the City Manager proposes growing Palo Alto’s populations and consideration to adjust ground floor retail preservation.


Community Check-in

Community Check-In Meetings

The City Manager has monthly check-ins with the community, and that would be you… Palo Altan resident. 

These informal community check-in meetings are held via Zoom and are open to the public to provide feedback on the program, will be on the following dates and times:

  • February 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • May 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Watch the prior recorded meetings on YouTube.


Palo Alto City Council Retreat

Please join City Council at our retreat on Saturday, January 30, 2021 starting at 9:00am virtually. Here is the link to join:


Meeting ID: 362 027 238 Phone:1(669)900-6833

You can access the Agenda here. (Hovering your curser over an agenda item and clicking will provide access to the staff report).

This Council Retreat is a priority setting meeting and there is an opportunity for you to speak and provide your thoughts during Public Comments scheduled for 12:00noon.