Most Palo Alto neighborhoods have a neighborhood or residents association organized to share information and address issues of particular interest to nearby neighbors – from community events to emergency preparedness to issue advocacy. Some are more active than others, but all offer a vehicle for getting connected.
PAN serves as an independent umbrella group for Palo Alto neighborhoods whose purpose is to enhance communications and mutual support, thus enabling neighborhoods and residents to act in unison with a common voice, or individually, on local concerns. PAN convenes regular meetings of neighborhood association leaders, holds public forums on issues of interest to the community and communicates resident perspectives with the City.
- Provide and exchange relevant information on issues of common interest, and work toward neighborhood-friendly environmentally-responsible land use policies.
- Increase the credibility and political leverage of neighborhood groups through shared knowledge, expertise, vision ideas and common goals.
- Raise visibility of the neighborhood perspective with the city council, all city boards and commissions and city staff, so they are more aware of and responsive to the enhancement of quality life in the neighborhood as expressed in the Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan.
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Find your neighborhood association
Palo Alto Neighborhoods maintains a list of local neighborhood associations with contact information and links to those with websites.