Learn more about the City’s proposals to encourage electrification of appliances in single-family homes and the opportunities for residential building electrification to help us meet sustainability goals and actions

Each month, the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) Ad Hoc Committee will delve into various topics related to the S/CAP update — the City’s roadmap of strategies needed to meet the City’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2030 and other community-wide sustainability goals. Read on to learn more about the September Ad Hoc meeting, focusing on residential building electrification and ways to share input on this…


Learn about recent City of Palo Alto updates and news.

Each Council meeting, City Manager Ed Shikada provides “City Manager Comments” sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues. This blog series summarizes these weekly updates.

If you’d prefer, watch the City Manager share this week’s updates and news at the September 13, 2021 Council meeting.

Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — September 13, 2021

PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

COVID-19 Update

While cases are lower in children than adults, they can still get sick from and spread COVID-19. The CDC issued a new Pediatric Dashboard to track and map cases in children ages 0–17. Go to…


Since City Council adopted the Community and Economic Recovery Workplan on March 22, 2021, the City of Palo Alto has made progress on all items. This blog highlights several updates to further recovery in our community.

Background

As part of its 2021 priority setting session held on January 30, 2021, the City Council voted to focus on Community and Economic Recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 as one of its four priorities for the year. The workplan splits 11 work items into four different focus areas:

· Manage through the pandemic

· Community wellness and wellbeing

· Focused business support


City and Community Partners Host 20+ celebrations Sept. 10–18 Across Palo Alto

After over a year in quarantine and uncertainty due to the pandemic, the desire to reconnect with each other as a community and begin some semblance of normal life has been very strong. With each step forward we take in the process of recovery — such as the City’s recently announced expanded hours and services — new signs of hope and healing emerge. …


Learn about recent City of Palo Alto updates and news.

Each Council meeting, City Manager Ed Shikada provides “City Manager Comments” sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues. This blog series summarizes these weekly updates.

If you’d prefer, watch the City Manager share this week’s updates and news at the August 30, 2021 Council meeting.

Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — August 30, 2021

Pandemic Response and Recovery

Pfizer Vaccine Now Called Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee) is Fully Approved by the FDA

In a press release from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the first to…


Learn about recent City of Palo Alto updates and news.

Each Council meeting, City Manager Ed Shikada provides “City Manager Comments” sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues. This blog series summarizes these weekly updates.

If you’d prefer, watch the City Manager share this week’s updates and news at the August 23, 2021 Council meeting.

Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — August 23, 2021

Pandemic Response and Recovery

New public health order from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Beginning September 20, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for indoor events with 1,000 or more participants or attending spectators.


“Stay On Track” is a blog series sharing information about the process to inform and engage the community on designing Palo Alto’s rail corridor for the future

Follow along as we continue our blog series to learn about the rail crossing (grade separation) process and share your input. This blog provides an update on progress made during 2021 including an update on the current four rail crossing alternatives and Council direction from the August 23, 2021 City Council Meeting. …


Learn more about the City’s plans to enhance community engagement on proposed sustainability goals and actions and ways to join the conversation

In early 2020, the City of Palo Alto launched an update to the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) to develop the strategies needed to meet our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2030 and other community-wide sustainability goals. On April 19, 2021, a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the City Council to engage with community stakeholders, domain experts, and activists and complement existing efforts on this important priority. The…


Learn about recent City of Palo Alto updates and news.

Each Council meeting, City Manager Ed Shikada provides “City Manager Comments” sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues. This blog series summarizes these weekly updates.

If you’d prefer, watch the City Manager share this week’s updates and news at the August 16, 2021 Council meeting.

Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — August 16, 2021

PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND RECOVERY


Learn about recent City of Palo Alto updates and news.

Each Council meeting, City Manager Ed Shikada provides “City Manager Comments” sharing recent City news, and updates for the community to stay informed on important issues. This blog series summarizes these weekly updates.

If you’d prefer, watch the City Manager share this week’s updates and news at the August 9, 2021 Council meeting.

Timestamped City Council Video: City Council Meeting — August 9, 2021

PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

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