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.

Latest News

Residential Parking Program Approved for Downtown Neighborhoods

Palo Alto City Council approved the new program which will require a permit to park for more than two hours in a single spot on residential streets downtown. read more »

Community Input Needed to Help Chart the Future of City Parks and Open Spaces

The community is encouraged to get involved with the Parks Master planning process and take the community survey from Nov. 17 through Dec. 19, 2014. Click here to take the survey: www.paloaltoparksplan.org. read more »

Our Palo Alto eNews

Stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events and opportunities for discussion, as well as anything you may have missed, by reading the latest version of Our Palo Alto eNews. read more »

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

Leadership Group Meeting

January date TBD

War Comes Home

Various events throughout the fall