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The CCAC meets on Monday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. - Agenda

The Planning Commission meets on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. - Agenda


What types of topics, discussions, and/or opinions would you like to see discussed on the Open Town Hall platform?

The Town of Atherton strives to provide multiple touchpoints and opportunities to engage the community and increase civic participation. To accomplish this, we hold public meetings, host a comprehensive website with numerous transparency tools - such as OpenGov, provide an online Police Report Tool (CitizenRims), video the City Council and Committee meetings and post them on Youtube as well as rebroadcast them on cable television, we dissemenate information electronically on a regular basis (weekly and quarterly), we have a print newsletter mailed to every resident, we use social media, brochures and fliers, and engage with the press on a regular basis all in an attempt to keep you informed. 

Open Town Hall is an exciting online forum designed to let people discuss important issues, answer questions, or offer opinions and suggestions on chosen topics.
The City Council and staff will read the statements posted and incorporate them into the decision-making process. It is hoped that this new tool will provide more opportunities for citizen interaction and engagement and open communication so that leaders and citizens can work together more effectively.

What types of topics, discussions, and/or opinions would you like to see discussed on this open platform? How would you like the Town to use it? Please provide us with your thoughts. We look forward to seeing your comments. Click HERE to have your say.


Did You Know....

...Bicyclist have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers. CVC 21200

Some Helpful tips below:


Roadway: Bicyclists can ride wherever they want if they’re traveling at the speed of traffic. If traveling slower than the speed of traffic, they can still position themselves wherever in the lane is necessary for safety. The law says that people who ride bikes must ride as close to the right side of the road as safely practicable except under the following conditions: when passing, preparing for a left turn, avoiding hazards, if the lane is too narrow to share, or if approaching a place where a right turn is authorized. CVC 21202

Direction of travel: Bicyclists must travel on the right side of the roadway in the direction of traffic, except when passing, making a legal left turn, riding on a one-way street, riding on a road that is too narrow, or when the right side of the road is closed due to road construction. CVC 21650


Lights: At night a white headlight visible from the front must be attached to the bicycle or the bicyclist. CVC 21201(d) and CVC 21201(e)

Reflectors: At night bicycles must have the following reflectors:

  • Visible from the back: red reflector
  • Visible from the front & back: white or yellow reflector on each pedal or on the bicyclist’s shoes or ankles
  • Visible from the side: 1) white or yellow reflector on the front half of the bicycle and 2) a red or white reflector on each side of the back half of the bike. These reflectors are not required if the bike has reflectorized front and back tires. CVC 21201(d)


Helmets: Bicyclists and bicycle passengers under age 18 must wear an approved helmet when riding on a bicycle. CVC 21212

Pedestrians: Bicyclists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within marked crosswalks or within unmarked crosswalks at intersections. Bicyclists must also yield the right-of-way to totally or partially blind pedestrians carrying a predominantly white cane or using a guide dog. CVC 21950 and CVC 21963


Kelli Robertson's Retirement

Yesterday the Town held an employee luncheon at the Park for Kelli Robertson. Kelli retired yesterday after 12+ years with the Town.

You may have recognized Kelli as the familiar face at the Public Works Department, Building Department and even the Town's Post Office.

Kelli worked as the Office Specialist helping to coordinate activities and  tasks within all Town Departments. Kelli will be missed. The Town thanks her for her service and wishes her the very best in retirement.

Congratulations Kelli!

The Town is already underway in recruitment efforts. In the interim, Judi Herren is holding down operations in the Public Works Department. She can be reached at the Town's Main Line (650-752-0500) between 8:00 a.m. and Noon and at the Public Works Department (650-752-0533) between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m..


Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Have a great weekend,

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk
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