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Jack-O-Jaunt: Sign up to participate in this new Halloween celebration!

Now accepting sign-ups! Jack-o'-lanterns will be on display from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, October 30. During this time, we invite the community to jaunt on by to appreciate the creativity of our community! A panel of City-partner VIP judges will come by both locations to vote for their top choices.


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Share Your Uplift Local Experience

A new online survey is available to engage the community about the City’s Uplift Local initiative. Share your experience today!


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Board & Commission Recruitment Deadline October 20

Apply for one of nine open seats on several City Boards and Commissions.


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Most Palo Alto Playgrounds are now open!

We are so happy to welcome you back to play safely! Reopening planning is underway for Magical Bridge Playground. Stay informed here as we know more!


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Twin Ballot Drop Boxes at City Hall, Yes You Are Seeing Double

We have twin Ballot Drop Boxes at City Hall thanks to the Registrar of Voters! Anticipating large voter turnout, they dropped off another Ballot Drop Box. Learn more here.


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News Release: City Manager Appoints Deputy City Manager

City Manager Ed Shikada announced today the promotional appointment of Chantal Cotton Gaines to Deputy City Manager, effective immediately.


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Palo Alto Art Center Reopening October 6

The Palo Alto Art Center welcomes fall with a partial public re-opening and an outdoor exhibition that celebrates the collective wisdom of our community!


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Bike Bridge Construction: W. Bayshore Rd Closed on Oct. 7, 8 p.m. to Oct. 8, 6 a.m.

West Bayshore Road will be closed during the installation of the bridge from Wednesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. until Thursday, October 8 at 6 a.m. The following detour will be in effect during the closure: traffic in both northbound and southbound directions via E. Meadow Drive, Louis Road, and Loma Verde Avenue.


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Halloween Planning & Resources

Halloween is just around the corner and we can’t wait! Planning will be a bit different this year, but it can be safe and fun even during a pandemic.


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Parking Updates 10/1/20

Resuming Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) restrictions on October 15, 2020; Commercial Parking remains unrestricted at this time


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