Council Meeting Reschedule

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled January 6, 2016 City Council Study Session at 4pm has been cancelled.
The Study Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


Town Closure

One last reminder.

The Town is closed tomorrow through Friday, January 1. We will re-open on Monday, January 4.

Construction is allowed during the closure except on the Christmas and New Years Holidays.

The Police Department is unaffected by the closure.

public outreach

Civic Center Project Outeach Assistance

The Town, in conjunction with the Civic Center Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Town’s Civic Center Architects (WRNS Studios, LLP), will kick off a series of community meetings to present updated schematics of the new Civic Center Project.

The CCAC currently has an ad-hoc committee of CCAC members who focus public outreach for the project. The ad-hoc committee is looking to add up to three resident members to assist with public outreach.

If interested please contact me at 
or by phone 650-752-0529.

For more information on the project please visit the Civic Center Project Page.


2015 in Review

As we prepare to close out the year and begin a new one, I thought we could take a look back at some highlights of past editions of Atherton Online.
March 2015

  • The Town launched Atherton Open Town Hall at, an exciting online platform designed to engage citizens in a conversation that will harness their input on important Town issues. Town officials read the statements and incorporate them into the decision-making process.
  • Atherton Police Officers were among those recognized by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at a luncheon at the San Jose Marriott. The honors were for their outstanding contributions to help stop the crime of driving under the influence during the 2014 calendar year.
  • The Town held its first annual Get Ready Atherton event on March 28, 2015. The event consisted of some short informational presentations from public safety officials (Police, Fire, USGS) and then a “trade show” of sorts with tables set up and manned by an array of emergency prep entities. The event was set up to help educate and prepare families for a major disaster.  Event Gallery

April 2015

Tonw Hall

Summer, 2015

The Town held a series of community outreach meetings in June and July to introduce the Civic Center’s conceptual design to Atherton residents. The City Council approved the Conceptual Plan on October 7, 2015, following extensive analysis and review by the CCAC. The Council directed that the proposed Council Chambers be relocated from the Administrative Services wing to the Public Safety Services wing of the facility.

 Right now, CCAC is working with WRNS Studios, LLP on the Schematic Design Phase, which includes fine-tuning of room sizes and relationships, systems, interior spaces, and preparation of preliminary elevation studies of the buildings’ exteriors.
The new civic center needs a lot of public input and participation along the way so we encourage you to get involved at every stage. Click Here to View the upcoming Schedule.
Dave Don

August, 2015

The Town held its 2nd Annual National Night Out. Another Success! Several families came out to enjoy the kids activities, BBQ, face painting, balloon making and information booths. We cant wait for our 3rd Annual National Night Out next August!  To view the gallery from this years event click here.

October, 2015

  • Cities throughout San Mateo County are exploring a concept called Community Choice Energy (CCE) that already saves money for residents in Napa and Sonoma Counties and offers them more energy options, including higher renewable energy content. The Town became the first city in the County to consider joining the PCE JPA through a first reading of the ordinance at the December meeting. A final reading and adoption will take place at the January meeting. For more information visit the County Sustainability Webpage.
  • The Town became more active in Social Media, particularly in Twitter.  Most, if not all of the news flashes and other information sent out via the Town's website and Facebook page are replicated as tweets. In addition, the City Manager tweets on behalf of the Town @Atherton_CM. On the Town's website you will find various hashtags and other relevant social media connections.

December, 2015

The City Council reorganized at the December meeting.

Elizabeth Lewis, Mayor
Michael Lempres, Vice Mayor
Bill Widmer, Council Member
Cary Wiest, Council Member
Rick DeGolia, Council Member


Thank You!

On behalf of the City Council and Town Staff we wish you and your families safe and happy holidays.

Until next year.....

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus