Office Of The City Manager

Welcome to the City of Palo Alto

photo of city managerI am pleased to welcome you to the City of Palo Alto website. Our City is truly a special place. With our rich history of entrepreneurship, some of the world’s smartest and most creative people and an unparalleled quality of life, there is no better place than Palo Alto to live, work, raise a family, grow a business or visit. For decades, Palo Alto has been a driving force in the global economy and the innovations that are developed here continue to change the world.

At City Hall, as we go about our daily work in our great City, we strive to mirror such innovation and to build a culture of excellence and service that enriches the lives of people in our community and builds strong social bonds.

We want to hear from you. If you have any feedback or ideas on how to improve the website, send any comments or questions using our website feedback form.


James Keene
City Manager

Palo Alto City Hall
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

City Manager Biography
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015
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