City Council and Mayor


Adrian Fine
Mayor


Alison Cormack
Council Member

Tom DuBois
Tom DuBois
Vice Mayor


Eric Filseth
Council Member


Liz Kniss
Council Member


Lydia Kou
Council Member


Greg Tanaka
Council Member


The City of Palo Alto operates under a Council-City Manager type of government. The City Council consists of seven members and it is the governing body elected directly by the electorate of Palo Alto. Every year, the City Council Members vote and select a Mayor. As the legislative branch of our local government, the City Council makes final decisions on all City matters, sets City-wide priorities and policies, and directs the City Manager to implement these priorities and policies. The City Council adopts ordinances and resolutions as necessary for efficient governmental operations, approves the budget, and acts as a board of appeals. It appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk.


 


 

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2020 State of the City Address

  

Important Links

 

City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook
Revision Date: 7/28/2020
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