Town Communications and Civic Engagement
The City Council has identified the goal of communicating Town news and information internally and externally in a timely, cohesive, and proactive manner, so that residents are well informed and able to access information pertaining to the Town. We encourage open, two-way communication and public involvement in the decision-making processes.
We want you to stay informed about news and information important to you, and we want to hear from you with questions, comments, or whatever is on your mind. How YOU can stay informed:
Engagement How it WorksPublic Meetings
The Town and its various Committees and Commission
serve to represent the residents of Atherton. These groups gather, synthesize, and analyze information relevant to their areas of responsibility and provide the City Council
and staff with advice. The Council and staff rely on this advice for the development and execution of Town policies.
All public meetings can be found on the Town Calendar
. Videos of public meetings can be accessed on our YouTube Channel
Notify Me is a tool that allows users to pick and choose from departments for the information you wish to receive. You can sign up for text notifications or email notifications. To receive the weekly email (a conglomeration of various Department news) from the Town sign up for Atherton Online
under the Notify Me Tab.Town Website
Check here first for news, events, FAQs and other information related to Town programs and services.Archive Center
The Archive Center
is a repository of records and documents on the Town's website. Here you will find archives of the Town's budgets, Annual Audits, newsletters, agendas & minutes, CalPERS Actuarials and Valuations, Forms related to Elections, Labor Contracts, Mayoral Correspondence, and more. City Manager's Blog
The City Manager's Blog
is an online educational tool to provide general information to the community in an open communication style.Peak Democracy / Open Town HallPeak Democracy
is a civic engagement tool/resource that allows the Town to facilitate public engagement by focusing on feedback from Atherton residents.Open Gov
The Town engages OpenGov
to assist with provide the public an opportunity to manipulate budget data. Through Atherton's Financial Data Transparency Portal users can view financial data based on the current budget or up to the current month. The users can manipulate the data and drill down to finite details or scale up to the big pictures. Users can also download the data as an excel spreadsheet.Nextdoor
Nextdoor is a private neighborhood website where residents share information such as neighborhood pubic safety issues, community events and activities, local services, referrals and lost pet information.
Additionally, the Town utilizes Nextdoor to push Town news to the various Nextdoor neighborhoods.Mailings
The Town develops and mails an attractive newsletter called The Athertonian four times a year to all residents. The newsletter includes information about new police officer hires, elections, town accomplishments, projects, meetings and much more! To view past editions of the Atherton visit the Archive Center
In addition, the Town sends various postcards and other town-wide mailings when there is important news or meetings to publicize.LIKE us on Facebook www.facebook.com/townofathertonwww.facebook.com/athertonciviccenterwww.facebook.com/AthertonCityManagerFollow us on Twitter@TownofAtherton@Atherton_CMHashtags
#AthertonFinanceHow to Get in Touch with UsContact Us
- Webpage lists all Town Departments including email addresses and phone numbers.Report a Concern
- Use this to report a concern. (Only for non-emergency concerns) Dial 9-1-1 for emergenciesI want to...
- Webpage gives you shortcuts to helpful information, forms and more. Departments
- Contact Individual Departments
Need more information? Check out our Committees and Commission Page
. Here you can find information on how to participate in local decision making.
Whatever avenue you choose to use to stay engaged - we're in! Thanks for being a part of it all!