Around the Block: Evergreen parking plan; Southgate survey


Upcoming meetings and other neighborhood-centric events in Palo Alto.

MEETINGS IN THE 'HOOD ... The College Terrace Residents Association and the Barron Park Association are hosting annual neighborhood meetings this weekend. College Terrace will gather on Saturday, March 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Escondido Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 890 Escondido Road, Stanford. Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff will be the guest speaker with a question-and-answer period to follow. Barron Park's meeting will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2-4 p.m. at Barron Park Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto. Guest speakers Max McGee, superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, Rob De Geus, director of City of Palo Alto community services, and Doria Summa, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation commissioner, will discuss "The Future of Barron Park." A Q&A will follow.

EVERGREEN'S PARKING PLAN ... Parking permits for the Evergreen Park-Mayfield neighborhoods went on sale on March 12, and signage announcing the new permit-parking restrictions will be installed in April, according to City of Palo Alto officials. The city expects to begin enforcing the program April 24. A warning period will be in effect before citations are issued to non-permit holders. A total of 250 employee permits will be made available for the one-year pilot project, along with residential permits. Those wishing to apply for a permit must sign up online at More information is available by calling 650-440-8074 or emailing The phone number only takes messages.

SOUTHGATE SURVEY ... The City of Palo Alto will be sending the Southgate neighborhood a survey at the end of March to learn whether a neighborhood majority supports adopting a parking program. As currently envisioned, the program would limit the number of nonresident vehicles from parking in the neighborhood Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A trial program would be evaluated after a year.

TREE CELEBRATIONS ... The nonprofit Canopy is offering free neighborhood tree walks of the following Palo Alto neighborhoods: April 8, Midtown and May 13, Southgate. Cubberley Community Day Tree Planting takes place March 25, 9 a.m.-noon at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. More information about the tree planting and tree walks is available at


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