Contact the City Council

Mayor's Office Hours

Please contact the City Clerk's office for current Mayor's office hours. 

Mayor Nancy Shepherd's Office
Palo Alto City  Hall, 7th floor
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA

Citizen Participation

The Council encourages citizen participation. The Council agenda includes a period of Oral Communications, at which time the public may comment on any subject within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City that is not included on the agenda. Council Members do not enter into debate or discussion with speakers under Oral Communications. The presiding officer may ask the City Manager to respond at a later date. Citizens' comments on an agenda item are heard at the time Council is considering the item. Lengthy testimony should be submitted in writing prior to the meeting. 

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Correspondence

Council Correspondence (in any format, e.g., e-mail, fax) addressed to the Council is acknowledged, and reproduced for all packets assembled for Council meetings. The City Council's e-mail address is city.council@cityofpaloalto.org. Correspondence received before noon on Wednesday will be included in that week's Council packet.  Any correspondence received after noon on Wednesday, relating to an item on the agenda, will be put at the Council Members places at the next Council meeting.  Letters addressed to the Council are not automatically agendized; Council Members may choose to place any subject on a future agenda. Any correspondence or other written material delivered to a majority of the Council becomes public record.  Please be aware when you email the City Council, your email address becomes a public record. If you do not wish your email address to be a public record, send your correspondence via postal mail to:

City of Palo Alto, Office of the City Clerk
250 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

The Council Packet

The Council packet is delivered to Council Members on Wednesday evenings and contains the Agenda, Minutes, Schedule of Meetings, Staff Reports, correspondence, and supporting material for each agenda item. The Schedule of Meetings and the City Council Agenda are posted to the City's web pages after 5:30 p.m. on the Wednesday before the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. Council packet is available for public perusal in the Council Chambers by 8:00 a.m. and at the City's Libraries on Thursday.


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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2014