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Building Department

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1. How do I schedule an inspection?
2. As a contractor with a valid permit can work quietly on weekends?
3. Where is the building department located?
4. Are there certain hours for inspections?
5. Where can I find information about building permit fees?
6. When/Where is the Builder’s Roundtable? How do I get on the list?
7. What do I do if I need an emergency inspection?
8. Can my construction job be stopped?

City Attorney

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1. Do you provide legal advice to local citizens?
2. How many attorneys are in this department?
3. What are the hours of the City Attorney?

Civic Center Project

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1. Where can I find the latest information about the Civic Center Project?
2. What is the status of fundraising for the Project?
3. How much has the Town spent thus far on Architectural Design?
4. When is the next Town wide community outreach meeting?
5. Are the ballot measure's requirements being followed? How does the funding breakdown?
6. What happens if the Town does not get sufficient donations or grant funding?
7. What about square footage - aren't these new facilities for the Town (not the Library) excessively large?
8. Are there costs related to delay of the project?
9. There are continuing questions about square footage, what about specific square footage comparisons - City Manager's Office? Police Exercise Room? Cafe? Council Chambers? EOC?

Holbrook Palmer Park

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1. Can I rent the picnic areas and/or playground?
2. Am I allowed to bring alcohol into the park?
3. What is the cost of renting a facility?
4. What is the square footage of the Main House, Carriage House, and Jennings Pavilion?
5. Are photos of the facilities available online?
6. What are the hours of the Park?
7. Can I use the athletic fields? If so, how?

Human Resources

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1. Can I apply for employment at any time?
2. Where do I find a list of open positions?
3. Are there MOUs and Employment Contracts online?
4. Does the Town have to bargain with Unions?
5. When does the MOU's expire?
6. How does the Town decide what it will propose during bargaining?
7. Who has the authority to decide what will be in the contract?
8. If the MOU expires while the Town is still negotiating, what happens?
9. What is a concession?
10. How does the budget impact the negotiations discussion?
11. How long does bargaining last?
12. What is mediation?
13. What is impasse?
14. What happens if agreement is not reached and the parties reach impasse?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
3. How do I find Town documents and archives?
4. What are the various municpal services provided by the Town?

Marsh Road

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1. When can work on the channel begin? (Update: 3/13/16)
2. Have you thought about covering it and making a bike/ped path?
3. Did the Council explore any alternatives?
4. What about adding another lane of travel for vehicles?

Planning

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1. What can I build on my lot?
2. What is the maximum size house? Are there floor area maximums?
3. What are the various zoning districts in the Town?
4. Does the Town have any commercial businesses?
5. How many schools are there in Town?
6. Can I rent out my entire property?
7. Can I rent out a room in my house?
8. Can I build and rent a second unit?
9. Are there restrictions on using/renting through companies like VRBO or AirBnB?
10. How many lots are there in Town?

Police

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1. Can I walk my dog off leash in Town?
2. My neighbor's dog barks constantly. What can I do about this?
3. There is construction going on in my neighborhood. When is work allowed to start and when must it end?
4. I am going on vacation. Should I notify the Police Department?
5. I want my home alarm monitored directly by the Police Department. How do I go about doing this?
6. How do I dispose of old batteries?
7. The Atherton Police were in my neighborhood the other day. How can I find out why?
8. What can I do with my unused computers?
9. Can I recycle my unsued cell phone?
10. Can my unused cell phone be put to another use?
11. I need to dispose of some syringes. Is there a place to do this?
12. Will the Police Department help me get rid of my unwanted guns?
13. What should I do with my unused medication?
14. I have some old solvents and other chemicals to dispose of. Where can I do this?
15. I am hosting an event at my residence. Is there a permit required to do this?
16. I am planning an event that will include live music. Is there a noise ordinance related to amplified entertainment?
17. Where can I report a mountain lion sighting?
18. I recently found an iPod (or other item of monetary value) on the ground while out on a walk in my neighborhood. Should I turn it into the Police Department?
19. I was able to catch a dog running loose in my neighborhood. What should I do next?
20. Do I need a permit to park my vehicle in the Atherton Caltrain parking lot?
21. Where can I dispose of ammunition or a firearm if I live in the Town of Atherton?

Public Works

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1. Who provides my sewer service?
2. Who maintains the Town's right-of-way?
3. Where is the right-of-way for my property?
4. Who owns the right-of-way?
5. What if there are improvements in the right-of-way? Who is responsible for those? Trees? Landscaping? Driveways?
6. Who trims the trees in the right-of-way?
7. Who do I call about a pothole?
8. Who do I call about striping?
9. A contractor has damaged the roadway (paint, divit, pavement, etc.) - who do I call?
10. How many street miles are there in Town?
11. When does the street sweeper come?
12. Can I park on the street?
13. I need to dig in the street or right-of-way. Who do I call?
14. Are all the streets in Town public? If not, where are the private streets? What’s the difference?
15. Roadway Bicycle Markings (or "Sharrows") are popping up around Town...what's the deal?