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

PAN News

Latest Advocacy – PAN Position Paper – 2951 El Camino Real – here

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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While the pandemic is not over, Palo Alto’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) feels that systems, treatment capabilities, and public awareness are all in place to help us navigate this challenging time. Thank you to the wonderful Volunteers who helped during the worst of this crisis and please keep building those neighbor to neighbor connections. To learn more about becoming a block preparedness coordinator, a neighborhood preparedness coordinator or a Certified Emergency Rescue Team member, go to http://cityofpaloalto.org/emergencyvolunteers.


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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