• City of East Palo Alto - participant: Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier, Mayor
  • City of Los Altos - participant: Lynette Lee Eng, Mayor
  • City of Menlo Park - participants: Ray Mueller, Mayor | Starla Jerome-Robinson, City Manager
  • City of Mountain View - participants: Lisa Matichak, Mayor | Dan Rich, City Manager
  • City of Palo Alto - participants: Eric Filseth, Mayor | Michelle Flaherty, Deputy City Manager
  • City of Redwood City - participants: Diana Reddy, City Councilmember | Christian Hammack, TDM Manager
  • City of Sunnyvale - participant: Glenn Hendricks, City Councilmember
  • Town of Atherton - participants: Elizabeth Lewis, City Councilmember | Robert Ovadia, Dir. Of Public Works


  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Good City Company - participant: Aaron Aknin
  • Facebook - participant: Mike Alba
  • Genentech - participant: Lauren Bennett
  • Google - participant: Brendon Harrington
  • Intuit - participant: Tom Harrington
  • LinkedIn - participant: Danielle Glaser
  • Palantir - participant: Mila Zelkha
  • Tesla - participant: Henry Pinnix

The Manzanita Talks

A series of discussions that explored the potential of cross-sector collaboration on transportation management.

Manzanita Report


  • October 18, 2019 - (Palo Alto Online) - Peninsula cities, companies explore partnership to tackle traffic congestion: Launched by Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the series sought to bring all the parties together to exchange knowledge about transportation-demand management... More
  • Kate Bradshaw: “Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic” (The Almanac, 22 April 2019)
  • Guest Opinion by Nancy Shepherd: “Local solutions for traffic and congestion” (Palo Alto Weekly, 8 March 2019)
  • June 26, 2019 - (The Almanac) - Manzanita Talks move forward: Efforts to bring together public and private sector leaders to talk about how to address regional transportation problems moved forward on June 13 with what Joint Venture Silicon Valley President and CEO Russell Hancock called a historic discussion. More