City Council and Mayor

Marc Berman
Council Member
 Patrick Burt
Tom DuBois
Council Member
Eric Filseth 
Council Member
Karen Holman
Council Member
 Liz Kniss
Council Member
Gregory Scharff
Vice Mayor
Greg Schmid
Council Member 
Cory Wolbach
Council Member


       **NEWS FLASH**
New Public Records Request Tracking System
The City of Palo Alto has launched a new Public Records Request tracking system provided by GovQA. The system provides easy request tracking for the public and City staff, quick record retrieval and confirmation request was received.

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Current agendas are posted in front of City Hall in King Plaza on the elevator walls closest to Bryant Street.

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MAYOR'S OFFICE HOURS:  Alternating Friday's from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please contact the City Clerk's office at (650) 329-2571 to schedule an appointment.

The terms of the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are for one year and expire at the first meeting in January. The General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. Council terms are for four years.

Regular Council meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first three Mondays of each month. Meetings are cablecast live in most cases (and replayed) on Government Channel 26 or 29 and broadcast via KZSU Radio, 90.1 FM. Video streaming of Council meetings may be accessed at MidPeninsula Media Center. Call Community Media Center at 650-494-8686 for exact times of replays. See Tentative Council Agenda in the Palo Alto Weekly on the Fridays preceding the City Council meetings.

Email the City Council

The City Council appreciates hearing from citizens. Thank you in advance for your comments and concerns. Your email will be forwarded to all nine Council Members and a printed copy will be included in the next available Council packet.

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.    

When you email the City Council, your email becomes a public record. You should not include any private information (such as your phone number, home address, or minor children's names) in your correspondence to Council.

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The City Council Adopted the Form 806 on November 05, 2012 as required by the
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for the purpose of reporting appointments
of Council Members to stipend positions such as Mayor and Vice Mayor

2016 State of the City Address:

City Council Retreat 2016

Important Links

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016
City Council and Mayor
City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook
Revision Date: 7/1/2013