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Government Action and Advocacy

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the community.

The Chamber vigorously and effectively represents the diverse interests and 21st century challenges of our 500+ members by advocating for programs and policies that promote a high quality of life for residents and the local workforce, and sustainable job growth and retention for local businesses. A healthy business climate supports all sizes and types of businesses that in turn enhance the quality of life for all in the region.

The Chamber’s Government Action Committee, with oversight by the Board of Directors, monitors local government actions and policies while maintaining constructive communication with local and regional officials. The Chamber does not endorse or contribute to candidates for office. However, to serve as an effective advocate for issues of interest to our mid-Silicon Valley business members, the Chamber researches and develops positions on education, housing, transportation, health care, climate protection, safety and security,  as well as city, county and state regulatory issues impacting the business community; interacts with and provides input to the City of Palo Alto and Santa Clara County on matters regarding economic regulation and development; and actively supports and assists in implementing key projects that impact business success. Periodically, the Chamber holds a Business and Public Policy Forum (BAPPF) for civic and government leaders to meet with Chamber members in a roundtable discussion of issues and legislative proposals that affect the business community.

A collective voice will always be more powerful than a single voice.

Add your voice by becoming an active member of the Chamber's Government Action Committee.

For further information about our advocacy efforts, positions taken by the Chamber of Commerce on pending legislation, or to be notified of special policy forums and meetings, contact Judy Kleinberg at

Government Officials and Information


Palo Alto City Officials - Connect Here

City Agendas and Minutes - Connect Here

Board of Supervisors, 5th District - Connect Here

Assembly Member, 24th District - Connect Here

State Senator, 13th District - Connect Here

Office of the Governor – California - Connect Here

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo - Connect Here

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla - Connect Here

U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein - Connect Here


For non-partisan information and analysis of local legislative matters, contact the Palo Alto League of Women Voters -

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