The City Council meets on Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm - Agenda
*agenda includes a 6pm closed session

The Transportation Committee meets this Monday, July 18 for a Special Meeting - Agenda

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National Night Out

National Night Out is almost here!

National Night Out is a nation-wide program designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations, and let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

Atherton residents are asked to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Holbrook-Palmer Park. 

Residents are encouraged to come and have fun and use the time to discuss neighborhood issues with their local police and set neighborhood goals and Watch Programs.

So don't forget to tell your friends and bring your families. Use the following link to RSVP. While an RSVP is not required it is helpful for planning purposes.

The Town's Public Works Department will be barbecuing, face painters and balloon makers will be available, lots of children's activities, and plenty of handouts!


What are your thoughts about drone regulation in Atherton?

At the July 6, 2016 City Council Study Session, the Council discussed regulations surrounding small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) also known as "drones." There is a tremendous amount of information and regulatory framework both at the Federal level as well as the State level on this issue. 

The Federal Government fully "occupies the field" and preempts local regulations related to commercial drone activity at any height, but provides that local agencies may regulate drone activity for non-commercial activity below a certain elevation (typically 400 feet). Here's a link to the Staff Report from the July 6 Agenda

An Open Town Hall Survey has been created to solicit community feedback on the issue and any specific concerns that you would like addressed in that ordinance. The ordinance would address hobbyist use of drones only - not commercial use or public safety use. These uses are regulated at the Federal level. 

Click Here to take the Survey

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback!


PG&E Pole Testing in Atherton

PG&E  inspects their wood poles every 10 years.  During the next four months, Osmose (PG&E’s contractor) will be inspecting 67,100 wood utility poles in the cities and unincorporated areas throughout San Mateo County.  The goal is to confirm and preserve each pole’s strength for the next 10 years.  If a pole is determined to need reinforcement or replacement, another team will handle that task at a future date.

Osmose crews began working in and around Atherton earlier this week. They anticipate their work in this area will be completed by the last week of July.

Osmose contractors work in a four person team and they work in sequence, each performing their task at each pole.

Contractors will not enter property without consent from the homeowner.  For poles in backyards, contractor will knock to obtain permission to enter yard.  If the homeowner is not home, a door hanger will be left requesting a call to the contractor to give consent and make arrangements for follow-up visit.

If no response is received, contractor will call the resident within 24-48 hours. 

To Learn more:
If you have any questions about this work, please call PG&E’s Pole Testing Customer Service Line at 1-877-443-3303. Please leave a detailed message including your name, address and preferred contact phone number or email address. This line is monitored during business hours and one of their representatives will route your questions for a prompt response.


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Have a great weekend.

Thank you,

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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