City Council & School Board Candidate Forums

With less than fifty days until Election Day, and with many voters planning to vote early by mail, the races for Palo Alto City Council and PAUSD School Board are already in full-swing. There are 10 candidates running for 4 seats for City Council and 6 candidates running for 3 seats on the School Board.

For those still figuring out who they’re voting for, there are a number of forums and debates with the candidates in the coming weeks. All of the following events are online; in most cases, you can use the links to register in advance.

In addition, the Palo Alto League of Women’s Voters is holding candidate forums for congressional, state senate and assembly, and county school board races, and more. Visit their site to register; after registering, you’ll be able to submit questions for the candidates.

Join the CTRA Board!

Do you love College Terrace? Want to get more involved in the neighborhood and keep it a wonderful place to live? Join the College Terrace Residents’ Association board!

The CTRA’s mission is to enable residents to work together to maintain and enhance the quality of life in College Terrace. Many features we enjoy in our neighborhood including traffic barriers/calming, the parking permit program, and neighborhood picnics/social events came about thanks to the work of the CTRA and its members.

The CTRA board is currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

  • Vice President
  • Communications Director
  • Social Coordinator
  • Stanford Observer
  • Research Park Observer

Learn more about these roles and their responsibilities.

Most of these roles are high impact, but low-commitment–a few hours a month at most, including our monthly meetings. We understand people are busy, but serving on the CTRA board is a fantastic way to learn about the issues affecting our neighborhood/city and, even better, do something about them!

If you’re interested, please contact CTRA president Chris Saccheri at ctra-president@collegeterrace.org. Or, come to this Wednesday’s CTRA meeting at 7pm at the College Terrace Library.

CTRA Annual Meeting Tomorrow Morning

The College Terrace Residents Association is holding its annual meeting tomorrow, March 23rd, at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Come at 9:30am to mingle and meet with neighbors as you enjoy coffee and pastries from Khoury’s Market.

The meeting will begin promptly at 10am with a welcome and “State of the Terrace” address from current CTRA president James Cook, followed by the election of the 2019-20 CTRA board of directors.

After the voting, Palo Alto mayor Eric Filseth 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 neighbors from all over College Terrace and hear directly from the mayor on issues of importance to our neighborhood. Hope to see you there!