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U.S. SENATORS (6-year term)
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein (D)...........2018.
One Post St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 393-0707
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3841 Fax (202) 288-3954
The Honorable Barbara Boxer (D)..............2016.
70 Washington St., Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94607
Contact: Contact Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20510 (202) 224-3553
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 18th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo(D).............2014.
698 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-2984 Fax: (650) 323-3498
241 Cannon Bldg.
Washington D.C. 20515 (202) 225-8104
GOVERNOR (4-year term)
The Honorable Jerry Brown (D).............2014.
Governor's Office, State Capitol Bldg.
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-2841
STATE SENATE, 13th District (4-year term)
The Honorable Jerry Hill (D).............2016.
1828 S. El Camino Real, Suite 303, San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact: Contact Jerry Hill
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
ASSEMBLYMAN, 24th District (2-year term)
The Honorable Rich Gordon (D).............2014.
5050 El Camino Real #117, Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel:(650) 691-2121 Fax: (650) 691-2120
Contact: Contact Rich Gordon
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0021
Board of Supervisors (4-year term elected by district) meets some Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M.
Check agenda at http://www.sccgov.org
District 1 Mike Wasserman (2014)
District 2 George Shirakawa (2016)
District 3 Dave Cortese (2016)
District 4 Ken Yeager (2014)
District 5 Joe Simitian* (2016) Palo Alto: (650) 965-8737, office (408) 299-5050. E-mail: email@example.com
County Exec. Jeffrey V. Smith.........(408) 299-5105
County Clerk............................(408) 299-5001
Planning Commission usually meets 1st Thursday at 1:30 P.M. in Board room of Supervisors' Chambers. http://www.sccplanning.org (408) 299-5770
SANTA CLARA BOARD OF EDUCATION (4-year term elected by area) meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:00 P.M. in the Board Room. 1290 Ridder Park Dr. San Jose.
Area 1 Grace Mah (2016)Palo Alto, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 2 Michael Chang (2014)
Area 3 Leon Beauchman (2016)
Area 4 Joseph S. DiSalvo (2016)
Area 5 Anna Song (2016)
Area 6 Craig Mann (2014)
Area 7 Julia Hover-Smoot (2014)
PALO ALTO SCHOOL DISTRICT
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 329-3700
Superintendent, Kevin Skelly
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is governed by a 5-member Board of Education, elected for 4-year terms. The School District is independent of the City of Palo Alto, and its boundaries are not the same.
The School Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M. in the Board Room at 25 Churchill. Citizens are invited to express their views to the Board, but are encouraged to present problems first to school personnel, unless they relate to District policy. For information contact the District Office.
PAUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION(Term expires)
Melissa Baten Caswell (2016)
Barb Mitchell (2014)
Dana Tom (2014)
Camille Townsend (2016)
FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
12345 El Monte
Los Alto Hills, CA 94022 (650) 949-6100
Chancellor, Linda M. Thor
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 P.M. Check agenda for time and location.
Joan Barram (2016)
Betsy Bechtel (2016)
Pearl Cheng (2014)
Laura Casas Frier (2016)
Bruce Swenson (2014)
Two student Trustees are elected each May.
Palo Alto is a charter city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City Council has 9 members elected for 4-year terms. The mayor is elected by the Council from its own members. The Council meets on the first three Mondays of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. For further information call the City Clerk's office.
On Fridays before meetings, Council packets are on file in public libraries, in the City Clerk's office and posted on the city Web site. Agendas are printed in local newspapers, and are available from the City Clerk, and on the City Webpage under agendas/minutes/reports. Meetings of the council and some commissions are broadcast on cable channel 26 and KZSU (90.1 FM).
PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL (Term expires)
Mark Berman (2016)
Pat Burt (2016)
Karen Holman (2014)
Larry Klein (2014)
Liz Kniss (2016)
Gail A. Price (2014)
Gregory Scharff (2014)
Greg Schmidt (2016)
The Planning & Transportation Commission, (650) 329-2321, meets the 2nd and last Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers. There are occasional special meetings. E-mail: email@example.com
The Architectural Review Board, (650) 617-3119, meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 A.M. in the City Council Chambers. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Relations Commission, (650) 329-2639, meets the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Conference Room. E:mail: email@example.com
The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 P.M. The Board is elected by wards in the district. Board members serve 4-year terms.
Ward 1 Pete Siemens (2014)
Ward 2 Yoriko Kishimoto* (2016)
Ward 3 Jed Cyr (2016)
Ward 4 Curt Riffle (2016)
Ward 5 Nonette Hanko* (2014)
Ward 6 Larry Hassett (2014)
Ward 7 Cecily Harris (2016)
The Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M. (There are 7 seats--5 elected by district, 2 appointed at large by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.)
District 1 Dennis Kennedy, Chair (2014)
District 2 Barbara Keegan (2016)
District 3 Richard Santos (2016)
District 4 Linda LeZotte (2014)
District 5 Nai Hsueh (2016)
District 6 Tony Estremera (2014)
District 7 Brian Schmidt* (2014)