• PAN is committed to:
  • Supporting Residents and Neighborhoods
  • Community Advocacy
  • Emergency Preparedness

PAN News

PAN is a networking organization where residents across neighborhoods share concerns. When we muster significant interest in a community concern, PAN amplifies the voices of residents at City Hall. As residents we don’t always agree on every little thing, and therefore seek to be sensitive to those among us who might not get behind an action that a PAN majority support.  PAN’s goal looks at big broad brushstroke issues affecting multiple or all neighborhoods  in Palo Alto. Want to learn more? Contact co-chair Becky Sanders  (rebsanders@gmail.com).


See PAN’s February 10, 2020 letter to council regarding College Terrace Market, the lack thereof and the uncollected fines from the developer by the City – LINK


Board & Commission Spring Recruitment

The application deadline: March 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm 

Visit the Board & Commission Recruitment Page HERE

Human Relations Commission (HRC)

2 terms ending May 31, 2023

1 term ending May 31, 2021

(HRC Application HERE)

Library Advisory Commission (LAC)

3 terms ending May 31, 2023

(LAC  Application HERE)

Public Art Commission (PAC)

4 terms ending May 31, 2023

(PAC Application HERE)

Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

2 terms ending May 31, 2023

(UAC Application HERE)

City Council and Standing Committee Notices

March 2, 2020 – City Council Meeting Agenda and Full Packet

March 3, 2020 – Finance Committee Meeting Agenda and Full Packet

March 9, 2020 – City Council Meeting CANCELLED

March 10, 2020 – Policy & Services Committee Meeting CANCELLED

What’s Happening


The City has activated the Emergency Services Volunteer program of several hundred members who will be checking neighbors to see who may need assistance. You may see our volunteers wearing their orange vests, keeping their social distance, and knocking on doors. They are registered members of the City’s emergency organization and each one carries an ID Card.

*****If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, go to  http://cityofpaloalto.org/emergencyvolunteers

*****Sign up for City of Palo Alto Daily COVID-19 updates. Information, FAQ, Tips and more. Visit cityofpaloalto.org/coronavirus.

*****Find local services – The City’s Community Call Center is up and running for questions at 650-272-3181. It is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday.

*****Dial 211 to connect to Santa Clara County’s Call Center and follow the menu. SCC has several languages to choose from in its menu, which makes it a great option for non-English speakers seeking information.

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