Annual Meeting Recap and New Board

Thanks to everyone who attended the CTRA’s annual meeting on Saturday morning! It was fantastic to see friendly faces, even if it was over Zoom. Special thanks to Palo Alto mayor Tom DuBois for his presentation and for taking time to answer questions from the neighborhood. The Q&A covered topics ranging from the proposed apartments on Wellesley Street and PHZ zoning to pedestrian safety at the busy intersection of California Avenue and El Camino Real.

Also, the results of the 2021-22 CTRA board election were announced:

  • President: James Cook
  • Vice President: Dan Kaleba
  • Secretary: Eileen Stolee
  • Treasurer: Sukhi Nagesh
  • Communications Director: Chris Saccheri
  • Social Coordinator: Mary Bartholomay
  • Stanford Observer: Pria Graves
  • City Observer: Annette Ross
  • California Ave Business District Observer: Ann Balin
  • Research Park Observer: Melanie Grondel

Missed the meeting? You can watch the video.

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.