CTRA Board Meeting Agenda: May 18, 2022

The next CTRA board meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00pm outdoors at Mayfield Park, next to the College Terrace Library.

At this month’s meeting, the board will discuss water and drought issues, the next social event (a Spring picnic perhaps?) topics and speakers for upcoming meetings, Board updates on California Avenue, the Stanford Research Park, Stanford University, and the new CTRA bank account.

All neighbors are welcome to attend!

Reminder: Annual Meeting This 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 a rough schedule:

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

10:00am Annual Meeting
•  Remarks from CTRA president, James Cook
•  Election of 2022-23 CTRA Board
•  Remarks from Mayor Pat Burt
•  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. And, as the ballot indicates, we are still seeking volunteers for a handful of board roles. These are low-commitment, but high-impact, and a fantastic way to serve your community! Reach out to CTRA president James Cook at ctra-president@collegeterrace.org if you’re interested.

And finally, paper copies of the CTRA Spring newsletter have been delivered to almost every doorstep in College Terrace. If we missed yours, you can read the newsletter online. There are also a few copies in some of the Little Free Libraries around the neighborhood.

Read the CTRA Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2022 newsletter, Views from the Terrace, is here!

📰 Download the CTRA Spring 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter, CTRA president James Felix Cook recaps the major events that occupied the CTRA this past year. There are also reports from each of the CTRA’s four observers.

The newsletter also includes biographies of the 2022-23 CTRA board candidates. We are still looking for volunteers for multiple open roles for 2022-23. Reach out to James at ctra-president@collegeterrace.org if you want to support your neighborhood by serving on the board. It is a low-committment, high-impact way to learn about city issues and help keep College Terrace a fantastic place to live!

We are planning to deliver printed copies of the newsletter to every doorstep in College Terrace next weekend (March 19-20), but wanted to make it available online as soon as it was ready, and well in advance of our IN-PERSON annual meeting on Saturday, March 26 at 10am at University Lutheran Church.

Finally, a HUGE thank you to neighbor Susan Wilson for all her work on this year’s newsletter!

CTRA Annual Meeting In-Person on March 26

For the first time in three years, the CTRA will hold its annual meeting and board election IN-PERSON on Saturday, March 26, at the University Lutheran Church sanctuary (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Come at 9:30am to mingle and reconnect with neighbors and enjoy coffee and bagels.

The meeting will begin at 10am with a welcome and “State of the Terrace” address from current CTRA president James Cook, followed by the election of the 2022-23 CTRA board of directors. We are looking for volunteers to join the board–email James if you are interested.

After the voting, Palo Alto mayor Pat Burt will address the neighborhood and then answer questions. (Have a burning question for the mayor? This is your chance to ask!) After his Q&A, election results will be announced and the meeting will adjourn.

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!

Around the Terrace: March 5, 2022

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