Cato Community Meeting: April 1 at 6pm

No, it’s not an April Fool’s Joke. Cato Investments, the developer behind the proposed apartments at the corner of College and Wellesley, will be holding their community meeting to discuss the project via Zoom on Thursday, April 1st at 6pm. We don’t have a link yet, but you can RSVP on their website. It is expected that the City Council’s pre-screening of this project will happen sometime later in April.

In unrelated news, you can also now register for the Zoom for the CTRA annual meeting, to be held on Saturday, March 20 at 10am. Mayor Tom DuBois will address the meeting and answer questions. You can also vote in the 2021-2022 CTRA board election here.

CTRA Letter re: Wellesley Project

The CTRA board recently sent a letter to the City Council to voice its opposition to the development proposed by Cato Investments at the corner of Wellesley and College. You can read the board’s letter here. Thanks to James Cook for working with the board on the initial draft.

We encourage neighbors to send their own letters to the City Council at city.council@cityofpaloalto.org. We anticipate that the City Council will have its pre-screening of the project either at the end of this month or in early April. As of yet, the developer has still not set a date for its own community meeting, but we expect that to be sometime before the pre-screening.

March 20: CTRA Annual Meeting and Board Election

Save the date: the CTRA will hold its Annual Meeting and Board Election on Saturday, March 20, at 10am. This year’s meeting will be online via Zoom and will be the first since 2019, as last year’s meeting was canceled due to the pandemic. Register for the meeting here.

The meeting will follow a similar format to the in-person meetings of old, albeit without the coffee and bagels. First, the CTRA president will welcome neighbors and give the traditional “State of the Terrace” address. Then, Mayor Tom DuBois will address the neighborhood and answer questions. (Have a burning question for the mayor? This is your chance to ask!) After the mayor’s Q&A, board election results will be announced and the meeting will adjourn.

The CTRA board election will be held online this year. Click here to view the board slate and cast your ballot.