Next Week's Meetings

The Planning Commission Meeting is on July 26 at 6 p.m. Agenda

August is "dark" for the City Council.  No meetings are scheduled.


August 1 - National Night Out Helicopter Landing, Petting Zoo, Food and Fun

Save the Date!

Atherton's 4th Annual National Night Out Celebration is just around the corner. Every year the event gets bigger and we are excited to see this year's turnout. As usual, National Night Out falls on the first Tuesday of August -- this year August 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

National Night Out is a nation-wide program designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations, and let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

Come Spend the Evening with your Police Department! 
Atherton residents are asked to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Holbrook-Palmer Park. Residents are encouraged to come and have fun and use the time to discuss neighborhood issues with their local police and set neighborhood goals and Watch Programs.

The event will include a Red E. Fox contest administered by police personnel, prizes, balloon makers and face painters, handouts, popcorn, cotton candy,snow cones, music, a jumpy house, petting zoo and a free BBQ personally cooked by your Public Works and Building staff!

Special Events Permit Requirements

Holding a special event on your property?

Please be aware of the Town's permit requirements for special events held on private property.

A. All special events held in the public right-of-way shall obtain a special event permit. Activities include, but are not limited to, processions such as walks, road races, bicycle rides, skate-a-thons, and similar activities.

B. A special event permit is required for any special event held on private property, occurring over the course of two or more consecutive days where members of the public are invited. Activities requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Motion picture filming;
2. House and garden tours;
3. Fundraisers;
4. Auctions;
5. Antique shows;
6. Concerts;
7. Other similar activities.

C. A special event permit is required for any special event held on private property, or public property that requires the assistance of the town for traffic control, public safety services, extraordinary parking control measures, waiver of any local, state, or federal ordinance, or other mitigation measures arising from the special event.

To read the entire municipal code relating to Special Events please visit Chapter 17.56 of the Atherton Municipal Code.

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Thank You!

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Judi Herren, Deputy City Clerk
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Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

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