Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Mountain View Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Local Concern for Palo Alto Congregations

As you may be aware, the City of Palo Alto has been dealing with complaints from some neighbors of the First Baptist Church in Palo Alto about the impact their renters are having on the neighborhood, zone R-1 (Residential). First Baptist Church, as many congregations in Palo Alto, operates in an R-1 neighborhood under a “Conditional Use Permit.” At this point, First Baptist’s renters have been told to move out by September 30, 2017. Other First Baptist tenants have less time.

Click here to read a San Jose Mercury News article with more information.

Palo Alto City Councilman Greg Tanaka has scheduled a public meeting this Sunday afternoon, to gather input. You are invited to attend.
When: 2:00 PM., Sunday, August 13
Where: 3630 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. There is parking on the street or in the parking lot at the rear of the building.

The following information is from a letter from Mr. Tanaka's Legislative Aide:

The format of the meeting is a seminar-style discussion. All attendees can voice their opinion to Councilman Tanaka and listen to other attendees’ opinions. Councilman Tanaka will try his best to address the concerns of the attendees. The meeting will also be broadcasted on Councilman Tanaka’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.

Councilman Tanaka requires all constituents to fill out an intake form before their meeting. To save time when you arrive, we ask that you fill out the form online by clicking

If you have any further questions, feel free to let me know. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Maximilian Goetz | Legislative Aide
Palo Alto City Council Member Tanaka’s Office
W: | D: (650) 665-9734 | E:

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