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Weather Forecast for Palo Alto

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north northwest in the morning.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 76.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 77.

Palo Alto News and Events

Sp. City Council Meeting (Events)

Sp. City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, Ground Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, PA

Agenda and Packet


No Change in 4th of July Waste Collection Service (News)

There will be no change in your recycling, compost, and garbage collection service if your pick-up day is on the 4th of July holiday. 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day (Events)

This event is for Palo Alto residents only, proof of residency is required. The Household Hazardous Waste Management program provides Palo Alto residents with an environmentally safe, convenient way to dispose of unwanted hazardous household products such as used or expired medication, paints, solvents, fuels, cleaners, pesticides, etc., which contain hazardous substances. This event happens, rain or shine. For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Program and what is accepted, click here. Location: Household Hazardous Waste Station, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.

Classes & Camps

SIGN UP FOR PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES FOR PARTICIPANTS AGES 3-TEEN IN TWO EASY STEPS!

1. Download the latest Brochures:

2019 Summer Classes and Camp Brochure

2019 Fall Class Preview - Start Planning Now!

2. Once you've made your selections, sign up for classes through Enjoy! Online.
(See registration dates on the right side of the page.)

 

CHILDREN'S THEATRE | MAGICAL BRIDGE

SPECTRUM-SENSORY FRIENDLY SUMMER CAMP

Magical Bridge Logo

Theatre camp based on developmental age, and with 1:1 aide options. More information and Register Online.

 

PALO ALTO CHILDREN'S THEATRE CHOIR
For information about the Children's Theatre Choir and to enroll online, visit fopact.org. 

MELODY ACADEMY OF MUSIC
For Melody Academy of Music Classes, go directly to Enjoy! online to see a list of Piano, Guitar, Flute, Ukulele, and Violin Group Lessons.

Children's Theatre Creative Dramatics Class
Photo: Creative Dramatics - Photo by Scott Nakajima

Check out super fun videos from past camps!<

Friday Night at the Art Center (Events)

The Art Centers FREE celebration will kick off the Summer of Printmaking. Experience our new exhibitions, 'Local Editions: A Celebration of Bay Area Printmaking' and 'PKP (Paula Kirkeby Press) Prints', in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event will feature printmaking demonstrations, artmaking activities, specialty cocktails, and more!

City Council Agendas/Minutes

Municipal Code Section 2.04.010 Regular Meeting states: The Council of the City shall hold regular meetings on the first three Mondays of each month, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the City Hall. Most meetings are webcast by the MidPen Media Center.

There are special meetings held on varied days and varied times that can be viewed on the City Calendar.

Council Meeting Agendas are listed below in reverse chronological order.

  • Click on the meeting links below to take you to a specific Agenda. Within the Agenda, you can click on Staff Reports and associated documents.
  • The Full Packet link connects you to meeting documents that were included in the full packet sent to the City Council, and that may not be related to a specific Agenda Item

Related Information

City Council Agenda Mailing List

Subscribe to the City Council Agendas

Email the City Council

The City Council appreciates hearing from citizens. Thank you in advance for your comments and concerns. Your email will be forwarded to all seven Council Members and a printed copy will be included in the next Council Packet.

Correspondence received before noon on Wednesday will be included in that week's Council Packet. Any correspondence received after noon on Wednesday, relating to an Item on the Agenda, will be put at the Council Members places at the next Council meeting.

When you email the City Council, your email becomes a public record. You should not include any private information (such as your phone number, home address, or minor children's names) in your correspondence to Council.

Email the City Council (correspondence is available to the public).

THE CITY COUNCIL IS ON SUMMER BREAK FROM JUNE 25 THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2019.

2019 Agendas and Minutes

Utilities Rates Overview

City of Palo Alto Utilities Rates Information

On June 17, the Palo Alto City Council approved rate changes for the electric, gas, wastewater collection and water utilities. These rate increases are largely driven by rising costs for necessary infrastructure improvements to ensure safety, reliability and resiliency, as well as increased costs for construction materials and labor. Learn more in the staff report about rate changes. 

We hope this webpage will provide you with the information needed to understand the cost drivers behind this year's rate changes, what CPAU does to keep costs down, and the value of what you get for what you spend.

Utilities Rates Overview

As a City of Palo Alto community member, you should understand:

  • Rates - Current rates and any recent rate increases
  • Supplies - Sources and their status
  • Infrastructure - Condition and planned improvements
  • Value - What you get for what you spend 

Approved Rate Changes for July 1, 2019 

Current Utilities Rates Effective until June 30, 2019

 

Annual Review

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) evaluates rates on an an