Welcome to Our Palo Alto

Our Palo Alto is a community conversation about the future of our City. We want to create both opportunities for dialogue around important ideas and programs, while tackling issues our community cares about. Fueled by input and participation from citizens, Our Palo Alto is organized into three parallel, yet interconnected tracks – Ideas, Action and Design.

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It begins with Ideas generated by conversations that build connections between citizens. Our outreach approach is Beyond City Hall, with civic conversations across our community, in neighborhoods and businesses, in community centers and schools. These conversations will bring people together to share their hopes and dreams and worries about Palo Alto. We can deepen understanding and expand the voices that actively participate in our community life and shape the civic decisions of our City.
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It involves Action on our most pressing problems now. Traffic and parking, for example, need attention today. Over the next year, the City will make progress on residential permit parking (RPP), shuttles, bicycle routes and reducing traffic. Our new Housing Element, by year's end, will establish Palo Alto's housing roadmap into the next decade.
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It includes a Design for our future with a new Comprehensive Plan for the City. The Plan is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015. Broad community participation will be essential to creating the right blueprint for Palo Alto. The foundation created by Ideas and Action will help to build civic capacity and momentum as we Design a new Plan worthy of our City.
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Calendar of Events

Implementing Bicycle Boulevards in Midtown

Nov. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Community Workshop - Bicycle Boulevard

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Parks Master Plan Community Workshops

Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.

Leadership Group Meeting

November meeting date: TBD

War Comes Home

Various events throughout the fall