Next Week's Meetings

The City Council meets next week in a Study Session on Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chambers - Agenda

The Park & Recreation Commission meets on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Park at the Main House - Agenda


August 1 - National Night Out

Save the Date!! More info to come...

Atherton's 4th Annual National Night Out Celebration is just around the corner. Every year the event gets bigger and we are excited to see this year's turnout. As usual, National Night Out falls on the first Tuesday of August -- this year August 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Come Spend the Evening with your Police Department! 

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.

The event will include a Red E. Fox contest administered by police personnel, prizes, balloon makers and face painters, handouts, sweet treats, music, a jumpy house, and a free BBQ personally cooked by your Public Works and Building staff!

art show

Arts Show - Vision to Creation

The Atherton Arts Foundation will be celebrating arts and spring with music, paintings, photography, iPad art & pottery. Don't miss this wonderful artists' reception and show. 

The event is at the Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton, CA on Friday, May 5 from 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM. 

The library will give a 3D printing demonstration. Bring a small object for copying. 


June 6, 2017 Election in Atherton

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division wants to be sure that registered San Mateo County voters with disabilities are aware of the various options available to help them vote during the 29-day period leading up to each election, including the June 6, 2017
Town of Atherton Special Mail Ballot Election. During this early voting period, registered voters with disabilities may participate in the standard Vote by Mail program, which allows voters to receive a ballot by mail and return that ballot by mail or in person. In addition, registered voters with disabilities have three other options:

  • They may request to have a Vote by Mail paper ballot personally delivered to the voter’s home at a convenient time by Elections Division staff, who will assist them in marking and returning the ballot.
  • They may request that Elections Division staff bring an accessible version of the County’s electronic voting machine to a convenient location such as the voter’s home for the voter to cast an electronic ballot privately and independently. This system includes audio ballot reading technology, uniquely shaped large buttons with Braille descriptions, a low height to permit wheelchair-based use, and use of adaptive interface devices such as sip-and-puff and tactile input switches to control the input. The Elections Division staff will set up the equipment and be available to assist the voter during the process.
  • They may request that the Elections Division staff arrange free transportation for the voter to and from the Voting Center during the early voting period, where the County’s accessible electronic voting machine may be used by the voter.
These options are generally available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week during the
early voting period starting 29 days before the election. Voters who contact us Monday
through Thursday will receive service the following day or sooner. Voters who contact us
on Fridays can schedule an appointment for the following Monday or sooner if possible.

Special accommodations can be made for service outside established hours.

To use any of the options listed above, registered San Mateo County voters may contact
the Registration & Elections Division at 1.650.312.5222 no later than the day before
the desired voting date in order to schedule assistance. (Please note that there is a
deadline for enrolling in the standard Vote by Mail program or to register to vote, but
voters who are already registered in San Mateo County may request the three options
listed above during the entire early voting period.)

If you have questions or to schedule one of the options listed above, please contact the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division at 1.650.312.5222 or
energy saving kit

Home Energy And Water Savings Kit

Visit the Atherton library and – just like a book – check out the new San Mateo County Check It Out! Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit. It’s stocked with supplies and measuring devices that will help you lower your utility bills while saving precious resources. You get to keep one LED light bulb, two faucet aerators, one low-flow showerhead, a packet outlet gaskets, a package weather stripping and water leak detection tablets. Devices that enable the measurement of energy and water use are to be returned to the library in the toolkit box, and include:

  • A Kill-A-Watt® Meter for measuring the energy use of appliances and equipment
  • A thermal detector that checks for heat loss through windows, vents and doors
  • A special thermometer that helps set refrigerators and freezers to appropriate temperatures
  • A water flow rate bag that measures the true rate of flow from faucets and showerheads

The accompanying Handbook shows you step-by-step how to measure the energy use and water use of appliances and equipment in your home, and then shows you to reduce that energy and water use. Anyone with a valid library card can borrow a toolkit for up to three weeks from all branches of the San Mateo County(link is external) and Peninsula Library System(link is external).

Not a do-it-yourselfer? Residents can also achieve energy savings with the help of energy audits and technical assistance offered at no cost by or through PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program at 800-743-5000 or is external).


Plan Bay Area 2040

Beginning in May, residents from across the Bay Area will come together at a series of public open houses to discuss how to plan for our region’s future growth.
Will you be there?

After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is out for public comment. Lend your voice to the discussion on future actions and transportation funding priorities that the region can take to encourage more efficient and effective transportation and an adequate housing supply while meeting goals to protect the environment. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) want to hear from you.

Please consider attending a workshop in your area, where you can view displays, ask questions and offer comments on Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

San Francisco
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena Conference Room
375 Beale Street
San Francisco
San Mateo County
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sequoia High School
Multi-Purpose Room
1201 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City
Santa Clara County
Monday, May 22, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel
San Jose Ballroom IV–VI
301 South Market Street
San José

For directions to these open houses, including public transit access, please visit
View the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, the Draft EIR and the AQ Conformity Analysis at

For more information, visit, email, or call 415.778.6757.

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Have a great weekend.


Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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