Date of Incorporation: July 14, 1964

Services Provided: Public works, recreation, planning, zoning, and police through a contract with the San Mateo County Sheriff

Area: 11 square miles

Population: 4,659 (CA Department of Finance 2019)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries of 1984 plus the unincorporated communities of Ladera, Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde, and Webb Ranch

Town Council

The Town of Portola Valley is governed by a five-member town council elected to four-year terms. The mayor is elected to a one-year term.

Council Member Term Ending
Craig Taylor 2026
Jeff Aalfs 2024
Judith Hasko 2026
Mary Hufty 2026
Sarah Wernikoff 2024

The town council meets regularly typically on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

All meetings are held at the Historic Schoolhouse, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028.

Meeting time is 7:00 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.

Contact Information
Town of Portola Valley
Town Hall
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed from 13:00 until 15:00
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
General Inquiries: (650) 851-1701 Phone: (650) 851-1700, ext. 215 Fax: (650) 851-4677 Email: