San Francisquito Creek Project Update: Community Meetings 2/23 and 3/2

Published on February 16, 2021

San Francisquito Creek Community Meetings Feb23 & Mar2

You Are Invited: San Francisquito Creek Project Update Community Meetings! 

Reducing the risk of flooding for the communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park is one of the primary objectives of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s (SFCJPA) Reach 2 or “Upstream” project. Read more about this project here.  

This project includes widening the creek channel in five locations and replacing the Pope-Chaucer bridge. The JPA is planning the project elements that will provide flood protection up to the level of the 1998 flood of record. Once completed, these improvements will allow all the water that can pass beneath the Middlefield Road Bridge to safely remain in the channel all the way to the Bay. They are also studying how additional efforts further upstream could provide greater protection against a 100-year flood and reduce the financial burden of flood insurance for many property owners downstream.  

The SFCJPA invites you to two virtual Project Update Community Meetings, to update community residents and other stakeholders on the status of the project’s planning, design, and schedule. 

Please RSVP for either or both of the meetings you would like to attend at A link to the virtual meeting (via Zoom) will be sent to each RSVP. 

Contact Kevin Murray, Sr. Project Manager, at or at 650-484-0779 if you have any questions about the project. 


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:00 P.M. 

General project overview and update. 


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 P.M. 

Project impacts to trees and plans for mitigation. 


We hope you can join us, and we look forward to your participation!  For more information about the SFCJPA please visit our website at