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.

A Moment of Prayer and Vigil for the People of Ukraine

Join us for a Moment of Prayer and Vigil to be held in Werry Park on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm.

This will be a gathering of song, sharing, prayer and meditation for the people of Ukraine and its neighbors from the people of College Terrace and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a chance to come together in peace, for peace. Dress warm, bring a candle.

This event is being organized by the College Terrace Residents Association.

Love Your Neighborhood? Join the CTRA Board!

Do you love College Terrace? Want to learn more about the issues facing our neighborhood and help make it a more 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. Our traffic barriers and traffic calming measures, our parking permit program, the continued operation of the College Terrace Library, and neighborhood picnics/social events are all thanks to the work of the CTRA and its members.

The CTRA is seeking volunteers for multiple roles in advance of its annual meeting, currently scheduled for the end of March. Most of these roles are high impact, but low-commitment–a couple hours a month at most, including our bimonthly meetings.

We know 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! It’s also a great way to reconnect with neighbors as we emerge from the pandemic. (Who wants to plan an epic summer picnic?) It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or renter, someone who’s lived in the neighborhood for thirty years or three months, we need you!

If you’re interested, please contact CTRA president James Cook at ctra-president@collegeterrace.org or reach out to any of the current CTRA board members.

Cal Ave Discussion at City Council on Monday

At its Monday, February 7 meeting, the City Council will discuss the temporary and potential permanent closures of California Avenue and Ramona Street to vehicles. You can see the full agenda and how to stream the meeting live at cityofpaloalto.org/CouncilAgendas.

Residents who want to express their opinions on the future of California Avenue are encouraged to email the City Council at City.Council@cityofpaloalto.org before Monday’s meeting.