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

PAN News

Latest Advocacy – PAN Letter on Objective Standards – here – 9/27/21

Upzoning hurts housing prospects.

PAN’s Letter of January 14 to Council

About PAN – Founded in 1998, PAN is a networking organization connecting neighbors and neighborhoods. PAN members formed a core group of the city’s first emergency volunteers and assisted in the founding of a separate department for Palo Alto’s emergency services. Today PAN members are still a vital part of grassroots organizing for emergency preparedness. Plus PAN amplifies the voices of residents at City Hall.  PAN’s goal is to look at broad brushstroke issues affecting multiple or all neighborhoods in Palo Alto. Residents elect the leaders. Shouldn’t we have a say in how the city is run? Want to learn more? Contact co-chair Becky Sanders  (rebsanders@gmail.com).

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Welcome to the PAN website! We’re glad to have you here, and we’ve got a lot to share!

Whether you’ve just arrived in town or have lived here for years, the information on our Welcome New Resident page will be of use to you. Hopefully, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

It is PAN’s goal to inspire, support and celebrate volunteerism in our community  To this end, check out our Volunteering in Palo Alto page. Our opportunities on this site will assist in connecting volunteers of all ages with opportunities and will help keep Palo Alto a strong, healthy and engaged community


PAN has endorsed Alternative M as brought forth by two members of the NVCAP Working Group. Alternative M helps solve one of Palo Alto’s most pressing housing needs. Palo Alto has historically met or exceeded production of new homes for wealthy people (as defined by ABAG) . Where Palo Alto fails is in providing housing for the missing middle and families earning 60% and below the Area Median Income of 0,000 /year. Alt M fills that gap!

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