Dear Palo Alto neighbor:
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to complete my online survey regarding Palo Alto's 2020-2021
City Budget. Your thoughts and ideas are very important to me … as a Councilmember I am your voice on the City Council and I want to be able to accurately reflect the community during the very difficult budget decisions we must make for the 2020-2021 budget in the post-pandemic era.
I have included a summary presentation of the final results of the survey. The overwhelming consensus of 650 residents was that cuts should be made in the use of consultants (92.6%), salaries of city employees (90.8%) and large infrastructure projects (80.0%) but not in public safety (80.0%). Preliminary information was presented to the Palo Alto's City Council on 5/12 and 5/13 during our three day budget session. The final summary will be presented at the budget hearing on 5/26.
Let me also invite you to continue to provide me with your ideas for the future of Palo Alto which you can do by leaving a comment on my website or by joining me at my weekly video chat. I look forward to our continued conversation.
Thank you again for your interest and participation.
Palo Alto Budget Survey
May 9 – 23, 2020
SUMMARY OF RESULTS
Results have been updated as of 5/24/20.