News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 10/01/2014
Subject :

City Not Affiliated With Recent Telephone Survey Regarding Council Candidates
Contact : Molly Stump, City Attorney    650/329-2171
Claudia Keith, Chief Communications Officer    650/329-2607
Palo Alto, CA – The City of Palo Alto has been contacted by several different sources in the community regarding a recent telephone survey of 400 residents by Interviewing Service of America (ISA) related to candidates for City Council, and during those calls ISA may have mistakenly indicated that they were conducting a poll commissioned by the City.  Community members should be aware that the City has not contracted with ISA to conduct a survey of any sort, does not have a contract with the firm, would not conduct such a survey, and is prohibited by law from using City funds or resources of any type for political activity. 

The City has not engaged ISA to do any work on its behalf, and has sent ISA a letter regarding this issue.  The City has been told that the survey was concluded on the evening of September 29.   

Click here to view the letter from the City to ISA.