The next CTRA board meeting will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:00pm at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Topics at this month’s meeting include planning for a strolling holiday singalong next month, a discussion of leafblowers in the neighborhood, and the formation of a nominating committee for the upcoming 2020-21 CTRA board elections. Read the agenda here.
By now, most College Terrace residents should have received a copy of the CTRA’s fall newsletter “Views from the Terrace” on their doorstep. (Thanks to all our volunteers for delivering the newsletters!) If you didn’t receive one, or prefer to read it online, you can download the newsletter here.
The newsletter includes a recap of the CTRA’s summer activities from CTRA President Chris Saccheri, as well as reports from Stanford Observer Pria Graves (on the Stanford GUP process) and California Avenue Business District Observer Ann Balin. There is also a piece on sustainability, including a detailed overview of public transportation options available around College Terrace.
Thanks to CTRA Communications Director Jens Jensen for putting the newsletter together and to Susan Wilson for doing the layout.
Finally, the CTRA is looking for volunteers for board positions starting early next year. It isn’t a big time commitment, but it is a fantastic way to serve your neighborhood and community. If you’re interested in carrying on the work that the CTRA does for our neighborhood, please email CTRA president Chris Saccheri.
Just wanted to highlight a couple events in the coming week that might be of interest to College Terrace residents. The first is a docent-led walking tour of College Terrace, sponsored by Palo Alto Stanford Heritage. The tour will take in some of College Terrace’s oldest and most historic homes. The walk is this Saturday, October 5, at 10am and begins at the corner of College and Harvard, in front of 1181 College Avenue.
For those interested in the College Terrace of today and tomorrow (in other words, all of us!), on Monday night at 6pm, the Palo Alto City Council will be reviewing a workplan to address the Council’s priority around Transportation and Traffic. This topic comes up at every CTRA board meeting and this is an excellent opportunity to see what the city is doing to address it. Read the staff report online to learn more. You can provide your comments at the meeting or write an email to Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.