Date of Incorporation: July 1, 1983

Services Provided: Administration, police, community development, redevelopment, rent stabilization, recreation, public works

Area: 2.5 square miles

Population: 30,499 (CA Department of Finance 2019)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries of 1983

City Council

The City of East Palo Alto is governed by a five-member city council elected to four-year terms.

Council Member Term Ending
Antonio Lopez 2024
Carlos Romero 2024
Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier 2024
Martha Barragan 2026
Ruben Abrica 2026

The city council meets regularly the first and third Tuesday of every month.

All meetings are held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303.

Meeting time is 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings.

East Palo Alto
Contact Information
City of East Palo Alto
City Hall
2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
General Inquiries: (650) 853-3100 Phone: (650) 853-3100 Fax: (650) 853-3115 Email: