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City Council Reorganization, New Mayor and Vice Mayor for 2020

The City Council voted at a City Council Meeting on December 18, 2019 for Rick DeGolia as new Mayor and Elizabeth Lewis as Vice Mayor to serve in 2020.

City Council Reorganization Notice
Committee Recruitment

Atherton Committee Recruitment

The Town of Atherton is seeking the following committee members:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee - 1 Vacancy
Environmental Programs Committee - 2 Vacancies
Parks and Recreation Committee - 2 Vacancies
Rail Committee - 1 VacancyTo access the online application select: Town of Atherton Committee and Commission Applications

Applications will be accepted December 13, 2019 - January 17, 2020. Applications can be accessed online or at Town Hall and submitted in the Office of the City Clerk at: 150 Watkins Avenue.

The deadline to submit all applications is January 17, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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Town Hall/Permit Center Holiday Closure

Town Hall/Permit Center closure dates below:

  • Tuesday, December 24 - closed at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, December 25- CLOSED (No Construction allowed)
  • Thursday, December 26 - CLOSED 
  • Friday, December 27 - CLOSED 
  • Monday, December 30 - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 31 - CLOSED
  •  Wednesday, January 1 - CLOSED (No Construction allowed)
Regular office hours will resume Thursday, January 2. The Atherton Police Department will not be affected by this closure and are available 24/7.

Holiday Schedule & Tree Collection

Reminder: There is no recycle, compost, and garbage collection by Recology San Mateo County on Christmas Day on Wednesday, December 25 and New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, your service will be DELAYED BY ONE DAY. See schedule for more details.

More info at: Recology Holiday Schedule 

Recology San Mateo County will collect holiday trees for composting between December 26 and January 31 on your regular compost collection day. For proper tree collection please follow these easy steps: • Remove all decorations and tree stands (flocked trees are accepted). • Place tree next to your green Compost Cart (or place inside with trunk sticking out). • Trees larger than 8 ft. will need to be cut in half in order to be collected. If you have an oversized tree, please contact Recology for a special collection at no charge. After January 31st, please cut the tree to fit inside your Compost Cart.
For more information, please call Recology San Mateo County at (650) 595-3900 or visit 
More info at: Recology HolidayTree Collection  

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Atherton Police Department

Atherton Police Shop with a Cop

The Atherton Police Department took 9 local students out on December 11th for a holiday shopping spree at Target in Redwood City to pick out gifts for a family member or a friend, a toy for themselves, and a necessity like a scarf or socks. The APD thanks its Atherton nonprofit supporting groups to help make this happen. 

It was the department's second annual "Shop With a Cop" holiday event, intended to provide local students with a positive mentoring experience with police and a great way for our officers to connect with the community. 

Did You Know ?

Did you know... the Town of Atherton releases a seasonal town-wide newsletter called the Athertonian that provides the latest and greatest events that happen in your neighborhood. Special Edition: Town Center and Winter Edition 2019

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