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Wednesday, May 1, 2013                   
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Through a grant from the State of California, the City of East Palo Alto is beginning the process to update its long range plan (called a “general plan”).  The plan will address issues critical to the community including improved public health, crime and safety, land use and development, parks and open space and transportation.  In addition, the City will be preparing a “community plan” that focused on the issues and challenges facing the area west of Route (Highway) 101, including the Woodland, Willows, and University Circle neighborhoods.  

The City needs your help! As part of these processes, two advisory bodies will be formed to help guide the process and ensure that the entire EPA community is part of the process. One of advisory bodies will focus on the general plan and issues affecting the entire city; the other will focus on the area west of Route (Highway) 101.  The committees will help chart the City’s course for the next 10 to 20 years. The committees will also provide ideas about growth and development, services and needs, and also ensure that the entire EPA community is active and engaged. Each committee will meet approximately 8-12 times over a two-year period starting in July.

Applications will be accepted beginning on or around May 9, 2013.  For more information, contact the Deputy City Clerk Nora Pimentel by phone or e-mail; npimentel@cityofepa.org or 650 853 3127.  


Brent Butler is the planning manager in the Planning Division at the City of East Palo Alto. He can be reached by email at bbutler@cityofepa.org.