Join Us for the Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting!

Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting Details:
DATE: Sunday, 6/11 @ 3pm – 5:15pm
TIME: 3pm – 5:15pm
LOCATION: Palo Alto High School, Peery Family Center (Large Gym)
Palo Alto Neighborhoods: College Terrace, Evergreen, Mayfield, Ventura & Palo Alto Central.

Connect with Your Neighbors | Learn About City Updates | Provide Input on Neighborhood Issues


  • Introductions by City Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders 
  • Neighborhood Topics (Q & A session after each item)
    • California Avenue/El Camino Real Updates
    • Housing units planned for the area and construction-related traffic and community impacts
    • NVCAP & Portage (Fry’s site) Update
    • Vehicle dwellers on El Camino Real and Park Blvd
  • City Updates (Q & A session after each item)
    • Housing Element Update
    • Crime Update, Chief Andrew Binder
  • General Q&A (Facilitated by Neighborhood Leaders)
  • Closing Remarks by Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders

CTRA Board Meeting Agenda: May 17, 2023

The next CTRA board meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00pm at the College Terrace Library.

At this month’s meeting, we’ll begin with a quick meet and greet followed by discussions on housing in College Terrace, developments on California Avenue, CTRA finances and fundraising, and proposed CTRA goals for 2023-24.

All neighbors are encouraged to attend!

Around the Terrace: May 10, 2023

Here are some recent announcements and news stories of interest to College Terrace and the surrounding area.

  • New Murals Coming to California Avenue
    The Palo Alto Public Art Program is planning a mural event on California Avenue this summer. Artists Olivia Losee-Unger, Nicole Ponsler, and Paz de la Calzada have been selected to paint vibrant temporary murals in the California Avenue District. The murals will be painted at two wall sites: Palo Alto Central on 149 California Avenue, and Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels on 477 California Avenue. The third mural will be a streetscape ground mural at the intersection of California Avenue and Ash Street. Mural painting will take place from June 1-9.
  • Third Thursday Live Music on California Avenue
    Enjoy six bands performing on California Avenue on Thursday, May 18, from 6pm-9pm with the launch of Third Thursday–a new monthly live music event that will bring the community together through the joy of live music.
  • Fireworks at Stanford on Friday Evening
    Stanford Baseball will host its annual Fireworks Night at this Friday’s game against Arizona, which starts at 5:35pm. The fireworks will start after the game, which is expected to end around 8:30pm-9pm, and will last approximately 15 minutes.

Rescheduled: Car-Free Streets Follow-Up

The City has rescheduled its follow-up meeting regarding Car Free Streets: California Avenue and Ramona Street to Thursday, April 27 from 6pm to 7:30pm. This meeting will be held via Zoom and is a follow-up to the in-person meeting held in December.

The City will share community outreach findings and recommendations for next steps, including demonstration projects and future study topics, and wants to hear your feedback. For more information, visit the project page at: 

Reminder: CTRA Annual Meeting on Saturday

Just a friendly reminder that the CTRA will hold its annual meeting and board election THIS SATURDAY at the University Lutheran Church sanctuary (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Here’s the schedule:

9:30am Mingle and Reconnect
•  Meet the Mayor, CTRA board candidates, and fellow neighbors
•  Refreshments

10:00am Annual Meeting
•  Remarks from current CTRA president, James Cook
•  Election of 2023-24 CTRA Board
•  Remarks from Mayor Lydia Kou
•  Q&A

If you can’t attend, you can still vote in the election via the online absentee ballot; just cast your vote before 9:30am on Saturday.

All College Terrace residents are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and reconnect with neighbors from all over College Terrace and hear directly from the mayor on issues of importance to our neighborhood. Hope to see you there!