Open Town Hall - Get Engaged

Thank you for participating in the Open Town Hall Priorities 2015-2016 Outreach. We received  nearly 200 visitors and nearly 100 responses. The City Council used the information to seed their Goals Workshop held on May 6.

Your feedback was valuable to the Council's discussion of where to apply their focus over the next several years.  We will be using Open Town Hall to engage in continued outreach on a variety of topics.

With the closing of the Priorities 2015-2018, we've added two more! We want to know how you find out about town emergencies and how we can improve our communications. To answer the surveys please visit the Open Town Hall page.

We hope to hear from you!
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New Atherton Civic Center

The Atherton Civic Center Project continues to move along.

The Project Architect, WRNS, and the Civic Center Advisory Committee are hosting Public Outreach Meetings as part of the Conceptual Design Phase. The first two public meetings are being held on June 3 and June 4 from 6-8PM in the Pavilion at the Park.

Once those meetings conclude, WRNS and the Committee will embark on a series of small-group neighborhood outreach meetings. All dates and times for these meetings are posted on the Town's Calendar. Location details will follow.  

The June 3 and 4 Public Outreach meetings are intended to gather broader public input. We hope you will attend and provide input on the Initial Concept Designs for your new Civic Center including new Police and Library facilities.

Choose the date that best works for you - both meetings will have the same agenda.

From these Outreach Meetings, working with the Committee, WRNS will produce a Final Concept Plan that reflects the comments received throughout the review process. The Final Concept Plan will include a site plan, building plan, building elevations, sections, 3D digital model, and exterior materials and finishes. From there, WRNS will move to the Schematic Design Phase where they will refine the design for formal submittals. 

For more information on the Civic Center Project, visit the Project Webpage.

Crime Task Force
Atherton Crime Prevention Task Force

Crime Prevention in Atherton

A principle objective of the Atherton Police Department (APD) is the prevention of crime and general safety of our residents. To accomplish this objective, police must work collaboratively with the community to develop crime prevention strategies that enhance public safety and the quality of life. To assist with this Atherton has developed a Crime Prevention Task Force (CPTF).

The CTPF consists of several residents that work with the Atherton Police Department to engage other community members to organize neighborhood groups, to improve communications amongst and between neighbors, and to increase awareness of crimes and other matters of public safety in the Town of Atherton.

For more detailed information about the CTPF and to review their goals visit the Police Departments Crime Prevention webpage.


Last Call! Deadline Extended.

The Town has extended the deadline to submit applications for committees and commissions.

For more information on the vacant committees click here.

Volunteering for the Town is one of the best examples of government and people working together for the good of our community. It will give you an insider's look at how local government works, and an opportunity to share your talents, skills, and feedback on how to better serve our customers.

We consider our volunteers one of the most diverse and rich resources in our community, and we're happy to have you join us.

To fill out an online application for one of the vacancies click here. You may also download the application and drop it off at Town Hall.

To fill out an application you can click on the application link above or contact Judi Herren at or 650-752-0500. 

Shoreway Facility
ReThink Waste Facility

RethinkWaste Tours

RethinkWaste is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, additional Public Open House Day tours will be held at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos this summer to give the general public and local businesses more opportunities to see the facility in operation. Public Open House Day tours will take place every Thursday in June and July (June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30). Tours will be held twice on each of the Public Open House Day, from 9:30-10:30 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm. There will be no public tours in August.

The free tours include visiting the Transfer Station, where garbage, food scraps and yard trimmings are handled; outdoor education area, with a demonstration garden and composting system, rainwater harvest tank and solar panel display; a state-of-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where recyclables are processed; the Environmental Education Center, which includes museum-quality exhibits, reuse art and a talking robot; and more. Tour participants will learn about the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and rot), resource conservation and have the unique opportunity to see firsthand what happens to garbage, recyclables and organics once they are picked up from their homes and businesses.

The Shoreway Environmental Center is located at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos. Tours and reservations can be made by sending an email to or calling (650) 802-3506.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run

For the 3rd year in a row the Atherton Police will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to help raise funds for the Special Olympics Northern California.

The Special Olympics Torch will be coming through San Mateo County on Friday, June 19 on its way to UC Davis for the Summer Games June 26 - 28.

Atherton PD will meet at the corner of El Camino Real and Buckthorn Avenue at 9:15 am. The torch will be passed and our representatives will run the distance to El Camino Real and Loyola Avenue. 


Thank You!

Please be reminded that Town Hall is closed this Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Town Hall will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Construction, deliveries, and or servicing of any item on a construction site is prohibited on Memorial Day.

As always, the Police Department remains unaffected by the closure.

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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