ccac meeting

Civic Center Advisory Committee

The Civic Center Advisory Committee meets this Monday, February 8 to review and discuss updated architectural designs.

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design option
Design Option

Civic Center Design Unveiling....

We Heard You!

The Final Results are in….. Be a Part of the Unveiling.

Beginning in 2013, through numerous public meetings, workshops and work with the Civic Center Advisory Committee, our architect WRNS Studio has developed conceptual designs that incorporate your ideas and feedback. 
Come see the results of our combined efforts at the unveiling of the final concept designs.

Monday, February 22, 2016
5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Jennings Pavilion,  Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave.
Hors D’ Oeuvres. Wine & Cheese,  Desserts and other refreshments will be served


Feb. 17 City Council Meeting

The Planning Commission recommends the City Council consider changes to the Animal Regulations for the keeping of chickens on private property.  The City Council is scheduled to consider the item at its February 17, 2016 meeting.
Summary of proposed changes to the keeping of chickens in the Town of Atherton. 
Lot Size/Number of Chickens:

  • Allow up to 5 chickens on properties between 0.5 acre and 1 acre
  • Allow up to 10 chickens on properties between 1 acre and 2 acres
  • Allow up to 20 chickens on properties greater than two acres in area
  • Allow up to 40 chickens on properties greater than 2 acres if associated with an educational/instructional purpose
  • Prohibit Roosters
Chicken Enclosure Requirements:
  • Require that all chickens be maintained within a fenced area at all times.  The fenced area must comply with main building setback requirements with a 20% encroachment.
  • The enclosure shall not be closer than 50’ to any building on an adjoining lot.
  • Maximum height of 6’ and maximum area of 120 square feet.
Sanitary and Health Requirements:
  • Require enclosures be maintained in a clean, sanitary and sightly condition.
  • Require runoff from the cleaning of coops and enclosures be retained on the same property.
  • Must be well ventilated, and free from odor.
  • Require compliance with current biosecurity practices as listed by California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Permit Requirements:
  • Require a Chicken Permit from the Planning Department.
  • Require compliance with the Town’s Noise Ordinance.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Lisa Costa Sanders, Town Planner at or 650-333-0248.


Hear the Conversation!

What do wine writers have to say about the changing nature of the wine industry, the future of the wine business, and the state of writing about wine? Plenty!
Hear these nationally known wine writers in the continuing Authors Roundtable series at Menlo College talk about, debate, and explore themes prevalent in the world of wine.
The discussion will be moderated by Richard Moran, President of Menlo
College, author of Navigating Tweets, Feats, and Deletes: Lessons for the New Workplace, and owner of Moran Manor Vineyards.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:30 PM
Menlo College
El Camino Hall


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Happy Super Bowl Weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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