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


PRESS RELEASE 10/01/2015
Subject :

Library Advisory Commission Moves Meetings from City Hall to Libraries
Contact : Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Library Director, Library    (650) 329-2403

Palo Alto, CASeeking to encourage more community engagement, the Library Advisory Commission has moved their hearings from City Hall to the Library’s branches.  It would like to invite the public to participate in its meetings about the Library.

The meetings will rotate through all five of the City’s libraries.  Meetings begin at 7pm.



Thursday, October  22

Mitchell Park

Thursday, December 17


Thursday, February 25


Thursday, April 28th


Thursday, June 23

College Terrace

The purpose of the Library Advisory Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library, excluding daily administrative operations. Its duties are:

·         to advise the City Council on planning and policy matters;

·         to review state legislative proposals that may affect the operation of the library;

·         to review the City Manager's proposed budget for capital improvements and operations relating to the library and forward comments to one or more applicable committees of the City Council;

·         to provide advice upon such other matters as the City Council may from time to time assign;

·         to receive community input concerning the library; and

·         to review and comment on fund-raising efforts on behalf of the library.

The Commission is a five member body appointed by the City Council. Terms of Commissioners are for three years, with two members appointed in 2013 and every three years thereafter, and three members are appointed in 2014 and every three years thereafter. See Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapters 2.16 and 2.24. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571. Or learn more by visiting: