Meetings Next Week...

The City Council meets this Wednesday in a joint study session with the Civic Center Advisory Committee at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers - Agenda

The Park & Recreation Committee meets on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Main House at Holbrook-Palmer Park - Agenda


City Council Committee Reorg

Each January the new Mayor reorganizes the City Council committees and regional assignments. Mayor Lempres reorganized and the City Council approved the reorganization at their last regular meeting.

A list of Town Committee and Regional Committee Assignments can be found by clicking here. Scroll down. 

An after action report of the last Council meeting can be viewed here


Medication Drop Off

The Town of Atherton no longer has a Sharps and Medication Drop Off Box.
Visit these other convenient locations:
Willow Clinic
795 Willow Road, Menlo Park
San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office
400 County Center, Redwood City
San Carlos Police Department
600 Elm Street, San Carlos


Tennis Keys

The Town is currently selling tennis keys for the tennis courts at Holbrook-Palmer Park. Those that have tennis keys must pay the fee to replace their current key to work with the new updated locks. 

$50/ Atherton Resident
$200/ Non Resident

Visit the front desk at Town Hall Administration - 91 Ashfield Road. 


Reminders... It's the Law....

Trash Cans
The Atherton municipal code requires that trash receptacles be placed at the curb for collection no more than twenty-four hours before and removed no more than twenty-four hours after collection.

Rocks in the Right-of-Way
Placing objects in the lot frontage strip directly in front of your property to prevent others from parking there is illegal. Placement of logs or rocks in front of your residence are not permitted by Atherton Municipal Code Section 12.06.100(D), unless they are at least 6 feet back from the edge of pavement. If less then 6 feet back from the edge of the pavement they are subject to removal at the homeowners expense, and the homeowner can be found personally liable for any damages or injuries that might occur from a vehicle driving into these obstructions.

Residents who have placed objects in this area should remove them immediately.
Work within the street frontage ROW, everything from landscaping improvements (not
maintenance) to construction will trigger Town review via an Encroachment Permit. Please contact the Public Works Department at 650-752-0533 to obtain an Encroachment Permit. Working in the right-of-way without a permit may result in penalty fees.

Construction Hours
Construction, pickup and delivery is not allowed between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Further, construction, pickup and delivery is not allowed on Saturday, Sunday and any holiday. Hand and power tools are acceptable on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only when residents are personally undertaking construction activities to maintain or improve their properties.

Visit the Town's FAQs webpage at
where you can find answer to all of the frequently asked questions pertaining to the Building Department, City Attorney, Park, Human Resources, Planning, Public Works and more.

For Code Enforcement questions or concerns please contact Code Enforcement Officer Monica Diaz at 650-752-0553 or


Thank You!

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Have a great weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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