Weigh in on Council Priorities for 2022

Published on December 01, 2021

Each year, the City Council reviews its priorities for the year at its annual Council Retreat and we are once again asking the Palo Alto community to share their choice of City priorities ahead of the retreat. 

A Council priority is defined as a topic that will receive significant attention during the year. Typically, priorities have a three-year time limit, although some may continue beyond that time period. 

The City Council priorities for 2021 are:

  • Economic Recovery: focus on COVID-19 impacts and public health, internal improvement and fiscal sustainability, and external recovery
  • Housing for Social and Economic Balance: focus on affordable and workforce housing, funding, and achievable plans
  • Social Justice: commitment to the implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation: adherence to a strong action plan to fulfill the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

These four priorities were chosen from a list of ten submitted by the Policy and Services Committee to Council members and discussed at their annual retreat on January 30, 2021. This Policy and Services Committee staff report provides background on Council priority setting and other related items.

The City values your engagement. Input received through this platform will be provided to the City Council in preparation for their retreat. Please share "Your Priorities" here by Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at noon. For more information about City Council Priorities, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/CouncilPriorities.

Share Your Priorities