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Letters to the Editor

How to select a councilmember

How to select a councilmember in the Nov. 8 election:

The Los Altos City Council has five members. Three seats are vacant. We need to elect or re-elect three of the six candidates running.


LAH Council: Corrigan, Spreen, Wu: Editorial

The Los Altos Hills City Council has steered the town steadily over the past 10 years. Annual budgets, even during the recession, have been solid.

The council also can boast of several accomplishments – for example, the new Little League fields, a rejuvenated Westwind Community Barn and recouping $300,000 in annual state funds the town had been shortchanged.

A rent control dilemma: Editorial

The soaring cost of housing in the Bay Area has spurred several rent control initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot, including two measures, V and W, in Mountain View.

Measure V, sponsored by the Mountain View Tenants Coalition, is a charter amendment that would limit rent increases to 2 to 5 percent per year. Charter amendments are unchangeable without another vote of the people.

Isn't it weird?: The Villaj Idiut

Isn’t it weird that the rest of the country considers us the 1 percent?

It's only a title: Haugh About That?

 

As my shaking hand scribbled away, changing my future forever, my attorney asked a question I hadn’t thought about: “Will you be taking back your maiden name?”

Letters to the Editor

Voting is a personal responsibility

In his Sept. 14 letter to the editor (“Take a stand on presidential election”), Michael Rappaport criticizes the Town Crier’s decision to not endorse/recommend a presidential candidate.

I applaud the Town Crier for saying, “You’re on your own,” because, in truth, that is how it should be. I dislike publications suggesting how I/we should vote. They have no knowledge of my (and your) personal views of, for example, government’s role in society. I consider it my job to perform the due diligence and analysis required to make an informed decision.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 14, 2016


Meredith Weinstock, 2, enjoys costumes, toys and chalk on the Third Street Green Aug. 21.

Credit Mordo for project compromise

The Town Crier’s Aug. 31 article on 4880 El Camino Real (“Los Altos agrees in principle to 5-story El Camino project”) gives one the impression that Jeff Taylor, the developer, offered to lower the height of his building: “Ultimately, Taylor’s offer of a 4-foot height decrease won the council over.”


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The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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