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New Fire Chief & Top Transportation Official Have Strong Ties to Palo Alto

City Manager Ed Shikada announced that an in-house candidate and a returning manager have been selected to become the City’s next Fire Chief and Chief Transportation Official, respectively.


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Prepare for Seismic Hazards & Other Emergencies

The large magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Southern California’s Mojave Desert on July 4 and 5 serve as a reminder of how important it is to be prepared for an emergency.


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Our Palo Alto: A Monthly Community Conversation

The budget is passed, school is out and summer is here. Read this month’s Our Palo Alto to get caught up on the latest Council action and find some fun events the whole family can experience here in town this summer.


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Palo Alto Addresses Gaps in Stanford’s GUP & Community Plan Amendment

The City of Palo Alto is responding to the letter Stanford submitted on Monday, June 24 to Santa Clara County regarding the Stanford General Use Permit (GUP) and the Stanford Community Plan (SCP) Amendment.


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Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

On Monday, June 17, Council approved the Fiscal Year 2020 budget that addresses long-term pension obligations and establishes an Office of Transportation.


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Local Olympians to Celebrate Olympic Day in Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto Olympian Lily Zhang and other local Olympians will gather in Lytton Plaza on Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Olympic Day and help usher in Palo Alto’s recent installation of two new ping pong tables.


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Palo Alto's Ban to Keep Plastics Out of Ocean and Landfill

Palo Alto just might be ground zero in the rejuvenated war against plastics. On Monday, June 10, Council approved one of the region’s strictest restrictions on plastics by banning plastic straws, produce and meat bags, utensils and other single-use items that bypass the recycling sorting process.


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Spice Up the 4th of July at the Annual Chili Cook Off

Tasting tickets are now available for the 38th Annual Chili Cook Off held each 4th of July at Mitchell Park.


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Our Palo Alto: A Monthly Community Conversation

Five months into the new year, Council continues to make progress and deliver on its 2019 Priorities. The City recently pulled the plug on sludge burning incinerators and ushered in a cleaner form of wastewater treatment, while also voting to eliminate a citywide tunnel scenario.


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Weigh In on Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project

Weigh in on the Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project during the public comment period that runs through July.



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