Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

According to the provisions of the California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 meetings will be held by virtual teleconference only with no physical location. Meetings are broadcast on Cable TV Channel 26 or 29, live on YouTube, and live on the Midpen Media Center. Members of the public who wish to participate in meetings can find instructions on the top and bottom of individual agendas or by clicking the drop-down below. To ensure participation in a particular item we suggest calling in or connecting 15 minutes before your item is scheduled to begin.

Starting January 1, 2015, the City Council Agenda Packet is produced and published 11 days before the meeting. The packet is delivered to Council Members on Thursday evenings and contains the Agenda, Staff Reports, Minutes, Schedule of Meetings, Tentative Agenda, Public Letters to Council, and supporting material for each Agenda Item. The City Council Agenda is shown on the City's web pages after 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

City Council Mailing List

Want to be notified of new and updated agendas? Stay up-to-date on City Council Agendas and through our the City Council Agendas Mailing List. Emails are typically sent out every Thursday with additional updates sent out as they become available.

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City Council Calendar

The Palo Alto City Council meets regularly on the first three Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. Due to the high volume of agenda items, the City Council often has special meetings at 5 p.m. Members of the City Council also partake in our Sub-Committee Meetings. Agendized City Council and Sub-Committee Meetings are updated on our City Council Calendar. This calendar is updated every Thursday with our published agenda packets.

City Council Calendar

Participating in a Virtual Public Meeting

Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings via email, teleconference, or by phone.

  1. Written public comments may be submitted by email to city.council@cityofpaloalto.org.
  2. Spoken public comments using a computer will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, click on the link below to access a Zoom-based meeting. Please read the following instructions carefully.
    1. You may download the Zoom client or connect to the meeting in- browser. If using your browser, make sure you are using a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30 , Firefox 27 , Microsoft Edge 12 , Safari 7 . Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
    2. You may be asked to enter an email address and name. We request that you identify yourself by name as this will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
    3. When you wish to speak on an Agenda Item, click on “raise hand.” The Clerk will activate and unmute speakers in turn. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
    4. When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.
    5. A timer will be shown on the computer to help keep track of your comments.
  3. Spoken public comments using a smart phone will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, download the Zoom application onto your phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and enter the Meeting ID below. Please follow the instructions 2.1-2.5 above.
  4. Spoken public comments using a phone use the telephone number listed below. When you wish to speak on an agenda item hit *9 on your phone so we know that you wish to speak. You will be asked to provide your first and last name before addressing the Council. You will be advised how long you have to speak. When called please limit your remarks to the agenda item and time limit allotted.

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Meeting ID: 362-027-238

Phone number: 1(669) 900-6833

Viewing the Current Year's Agendas and Packets

  • Council Meeting Agendas are listed below in reverse chronological order. 
  • Within the agenda, you can click on staff reports and associated documents.
  • To view minutes before 2002 please visit the City Clerk's Office to use the available kiosk system.
  • Search archived meeting packets and staff reports up until 2011.

  Update on Agenda Navigation

We have made two minor changes to the way the agendas are presented from August 23rd and on.

1. The tentative time schedules have been moved to the end of each agenda item title. 
2. Items that have been added/modified from the original publication of the agenda are appended to the end of the initial packet. If full items have been added to the agenda, they will be denoted with a number staring with AA, meaning 'Amended Agenda' item.
3. The agenda packet has been provided in its entirety, instead of linking to individual reports. Each agenda item can be navigated through bookmarks on the left hand side.
Within the agenda pdf page, please go to the left-hand side panel. Then click the icon of a document, indicating the 'Document Outline.' Click 'Full Agenda.' You will see different sections of the agenda that you can jump to. This was done to help standardize the information that is shared with both the public and the Council and reduce confusion. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact the City Clerk's Office at City.Clerk@CityofPaloAlto.org.

2021 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Agenda Packet Minutes Video
October 4, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 10MB)

(5 p.m.)

October 4, 2021
Draft Minutes

October 4, 2021
Summary Minutes

October 4, 2021
Video
September 27, 2021
Revised Agenda Packet(PDF, 18MB)

(5 p.m.)

September 27, 2021
Draft Minutes

September 27, 2021
Summary Minutes

September 27, 2021
Video

September 20, 2021
Revised Agenda Packet(PDF, 26MB)

(5 p.m.)

September 20, 2021
Draft Minutes

September 20, 2021
Summary Minutes

September 20, 2021
Video
September 15, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 192KB)

(5 p.m.)

September 15, 2021
Draft Minutes(PDF, 496KB)

 
September 13, 2021
Revised Agenda Packet(PDF, 8MB)

(5 p.m.)

September 13, 2021
Draft Minutes(PDF, 540KB)

September 13, 2021
Summary Minutes

September 13, 2021
Video
September 6, 2021
Cancellation(PDF, 141KB)
   
August 30, 2021
Revised Agenda Packet(PDF, 6MB)

(5 p.m.)

August 30, 2021
Draft Minutes(PDF, 552KB)

August 30, 2021
Summary Minutes

August 30, 2021
Video
August 23, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 11MB)

(5 p.m.)

August 23, 2021
Draft Minutes(PDF, 511KB)

August 23, 2021
Summary Minutes

August 23, 2021
Video
August 16, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 3MB)

(5 p.m.)

August 16, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 669KB)

August 16, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 566KB)

August 16, 2021
Video
August 9, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 247KB)

(5 p.m.)
August 9, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 262KB)


August 9, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 676KB)
August 9, 2021
Video
June 22, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 380KB)

(5 p.m.)
June 22, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 277KB)


June 22, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 661KB)
June 22, 2021
Video
June 21, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 253KB)

(5 p.m.)
June 21, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 269KB)


June 21, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 607KB)
June 21, 2021
Video
June 14, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 320KB)

(5 p.m.)
June 14, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 247KB)


June 14, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 611KB)
June 14, 2021
Video
June 10, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 205KB)

(7:30 p.m.)
June 10, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 625KB)
June 10, 2021
Video
June 7, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 247KB)

(5 p.m.)
June 7, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 657KB)


June 7, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 620KB)
June 7, 2021
Video
June 3, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 161KB)

(8:30 p.m.)
June 3, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 632KB)
June 3, 2021
Video
June 2, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 169KB)

(5:30 p.m.)
June 2, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 618KB)
June 2, 2021
Video
June 1, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 311KB)

(5 p.m.)
June 1, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 645KB)


June 1, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 599KB)
June 1, 2021
Video
May 26, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 201KB)

(6 p.m.)
May 26, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 497KB)

May 26, 2021
Video
May 24, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 429KB)

(5 p.m.)
May 24, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 657KB)


May 24, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 610KB)
May 24, 2021
Video
May 18, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 231KB)

(5 p.m.)
May 18, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 639KB)


May 18, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 583KB)
May 18, 2021
Video
May 17, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 365KB)

(5 p.m.)
May 17, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 657KB)


May 17, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 646KB)
May 17, 2021
Video
May 10, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 354KB)

(5 p.m.) 
May 10, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 645KB)


May 10, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 570KB)
May 10, 2021
Video
May 3, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 320KB)

(5 p.m.)
May 3, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 644KB)


May 3, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 633KB)
May 3, 2021
Video
April 28, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 174KB)

(6 p.m.)
April 28, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 623KB)

April 28, 2021
Video

April 26, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 240KB)

(5 p.m.)
April 26, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 662KB)


April 26, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 590KB)
April 26, 2021
Video

April 19, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 320KB)

(5 p.m.)
April 19, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 675KB)


April 19, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 644KB)
April 19, 2021
Video
April 12, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 279KB)

(5:30 p.m.)
April 12, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 662KB)


April 12, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 622KB)
April 12, 2021
Video
April 12, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation
Agenda Packet(PDF, 182KB)

(5 p.m.)
April 12, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation
Action Minutes(PDF, 99KB)
April 12, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation Video
April 5, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 318KB)

(5 p.m.)
April 5, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 640KB)


April 5, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 596KB)
April 5, 2021
Video
March 29, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 240KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 29, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 657KB)


March 29, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 598KB)
March 29, 2021
Video
March 23, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 200KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 23, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 617KB)


March 23, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 570KB)
March 23, 2021
Video
March 22, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 256KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 22, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 642KB)


March 22, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 616KB)
March 22, 2021
Video
March 15, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 299KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 15, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 639KB)


March 15, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 610KB)
March 15, 2021
Video
March 10, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 152KB)

(6 p.m.)
March 10, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 616KB)

March 10, 2021
Video
March 8, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 382KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 8, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 639KB)


March 8, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 631KB)
March 8, 2021
Video
March 4, 2021
State of the City(PDF, 100KB)

(7 p.m.)
March 1, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 228KB)

(5 p.m.)
March 1, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 263KB)


March 1, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 218KB)
March 1, 2021
Video
February 22, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 210KB)

(5 p.m.)
February 22, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 281KB)


February 22, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 240KB)
February 22, 2021
Video
February 15, 2021
Cancellation(PDF, 93KB)

February 10, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 129KB)

(6 p.m.)
February 10, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 232KB)

February 10, 2021
Video
February 8, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 319KB)

(5 p.m.)
February 8, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 280KB)


February 8, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 239KB)
February 8, 2021
Video
February 1, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation
Agenda Packet(PDF, 209KB)

(5 p.m.)
February 1, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation
Action Minutes(PDF, 99KB)

February 1, 2021
Public Improvement
Corporation Video
February 1, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 249KB)

(5 p.m.)
February 1, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 274KB)


February 1, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 219KB)
February 1, 2021
Video
January 30, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 316KB)

(9 a.m.)
January 30, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 248KB)


January 30, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 204KB)
January 30, 2021
Video
January 25, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 261KB)

(6 p.m.)
January 25, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 257KB)


January 25, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 229KB)
January 25, 2021
Video
January 19, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 276KB)

(5 p.m.)
January 19, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 256KB)


January 19, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 202KB)
January 19, 2021
Video
January 18, 2021
Cancellation(PDF, 142KB)
January 11, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 236KB)

(5 p.m.)
January 11, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 261KB)


January 11, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 202KB)
January 11, 2021
Video
January 4, 2021
Agenda Packet(PDF, 200KB)

(6 p.m.)
January 4, 2021
Action Minutes(PDF, 242KB)


January 4, 2021
Summary Minutes(PDF, 132KB)
January 4, 2021
Video

 

2021 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002