Town of Atherton
City Council
December 15,2022
3:00 PM.

This meeting is being held virtually and in-person
Council Chambers
80 Fair Oaks Lane
Atherton, CA 94027

This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(B) and in compliance with the Brown Act.  Section 54953(e)(1)(B) permits the Town to hold a meeting during a proclaimed state of emergency via teleconference in order to determine whether as a result of the emergency meeting in person would present an imminent risk to attendees' health or safety.   The meeting will be held by tele or video conferencing. The public may participate via: Zoom Meeting.
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Meeting participants are encouraged to submit public comments in writing in advance of the meeting. The following email will be monitored during the meeting and public comments will be documented for the record. 

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This Agenda may not reflect the actual order of items.  The order of items is subject to change based on Council action.
ROLL CALL – Polito, Hawkins-Manuelian, Lewis, Vice Mayor Widmer, Mayor DeGolia
PUBLIC COMMENT –  Public comments can be made by teleconference or emailed directly to City Clerk, Anthony Suber at [email protected] 
(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Council on any item on the Special Meeting Agenda; no other business shall be considered. Each speaker may address the Council once for a limit of three minutes.)
Report: Lisa Costa Sanders, Planning Consultant
RecommendationProvide specific programmatic and policy direction to staff and consultants on the primary housing programs and policies to include in the next responsive iteration of the Draft Housing Element.
Description: This item will involve a Council discussion and direction will be provided on the Draft Housing Element 


If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.  Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final.  Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.

Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500.  Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)


The Council is required (1) to post notice and agendas as otherwise provided by the Brown Act and applicable law, (2) allow members of the public to access the meeting via call-in line or internet-based service line, (3) provide details on the agenda on how to access the meeting and give public comment, (4) provide an opportunity to comment pursuant to Government Code section 54954.3 and allow a reasonable amount of time during public comment for a person to register, login, and comment, and (5) monitor the call-in line and/or internet-based service line to ensure no disruption hinders access or ability to comment, if there is, take no action until public access is restored.  The Town is not required to provide a location to attend in-person. 

The Governor proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic on March 4, 2020.  The proclamation remains active and applies statewide.  The Council is meeting pursuant to Section 54953(e)(1)(B) to determine if the emergency conditions pose a threat to attendees' health and safety, warranting teleconference meetings.  The Council is complying with other public access and participation obligations, as required and to ensure that any member of the public may attend, participate, and watch the City's legislative bodies conduct their business.