City Council Meeting

The City Council meets this Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. - Agenda

Pandora's Promise

Pandora's Promise

Atherton is hosting a town-wide celebration of Earth Day with a series of events and activities. The series will kick-off on Friday, May 20th, at 6:30 pm with a Screening of Robert Stone's environmental classic, Pandora's Promise, followed by a Q&A with Robert Stone and several individuals involved in the making of the movie.  Menlo-Atherton’s AP Environmental Science teacher, Lance Powell, will help to moderate this discussion.  Refreshments will be provided.  To attend, please RSVP by sending your name(s) to

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Atherton 2020 Earth Action Fair

Join us on Sunday, May 22nd for the Atherton 2020 Earth Action Fair from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the new Event Garden in Holbrook-Palmer Park (located at 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA).  More than 30 exhibitors will be there, including area students showcasing their Environmental Issue presentations competing in the Atherton 2020 Student Challenge. All attending will have a chance to view and learn about environmental issues and vote for their favorite presentation.

Area residents can discover how to live more sustainably by visiting with:  several dozen area businesses, non-profit organizations, agencies, artists, as well as several town committees. Many specialists and enthusiasts will be available to discuss everything from financing and installing solar panels on homes to the state of clean nuclear power in California.  Attendees will be able to learn about: the Net Zero Energy features of Atherton’s proposed Civic Center, test-drive an electric vehicle, how to recycle those pesky toxic items, also drop off small hazardous waste items (batteries and bulbs), and collect clean mulch for their gardens.  There will be a place where you can recycle broken crayons for a good cause, upcycle a bike for a good cause, learn how to conserve water and energy, all while enjoying homemade snacks and live jazz music courtesy of the Menlo Atherton Jazz Band. This family-friendly event will provide a fun range of kid entertainment, including a bounce-house, and crafts and interests for teens and adults alike.  

zoning code

Zoning Code Discussion

The Atherton Planning Commission has scheduled a Study Session on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers to discuss the current zoning code sidewall and endwall height requirements and how it impacts the design of contemporary style homes.  Interested persons are invited to attend this meeting and provide their comments. 

If you have any questions or would like to submit information prior to the meeting, please contact Lisa Costa Sanders, Town Planner at 650-333-0248 or


Thank You!

The Town is still short on applicants for Park & Recreation Committee. If you are interested in applying please fill out an application - click here or you can contact Judi Herren at or 650-752-0585

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Have a great weekend,

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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