The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the activities of the Open Space & Parks, Golf, and Recreation divisions of the Community Services Department, excluding daily administrative operations. The Commission also advises the Urban Forestry division of the Public Works Department. The Commission's responsibilities include:
The Parks and Recreation Commission is composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Terms of Commissioners will be for three years. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.16 and 2.25. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at (650) 329-2571.
Hybrid meetings for boards, commissions, and committees began March 1, 2022.
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Council Liaison: Tom DuBois
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Commission Regular 4th Tuesday of the month meeting.
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Last updated on August 04, 2022