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Roundtable addresses airplane noise

The Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals is slated to review aircraft noise issues that impact Los Altos and the South Bay 6-8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The SFO Airport/Community Roundtable will accept public input, review Federal Aviation Administration proposals and make recommendations, with a focus on SFO arrivals and departures.

Los Altos council approves return of Days on the Green in August

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Formerly the State Street Green, the Third Street Green returns with a host of events and activities for all ages.

After a year off, the Third Street Green is back.

The Los Altos City Council last week approved a Los Altos Community Investments (LACI, formerly Passerelle Investment Co.) proposal for 2,500 square feet of space on Third Street to be temporarily covered with lawn, tables and chairs.

Whipple library funds may go to Los Altos

Los Altos is seeking to secure $1.4 million for its libraries.

The Los Altos City Council May 24 requested that the Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority transfer the sum to the city. If the JPA approves the transfer, the city will establish a separate fund for the library money, which will be invested with an annual return of approximately 0.9 percent.

Curiosity drives new director of planning, building


Jon Biggs grew up among apricot orchards. So in a way, working for Los Altos – with an office overlooking the city’s historical orchard – felt like coming home.

The city in March hired Biggs to head the Department of Community Development. In Los Altos, the department comprises the divisions of planning and building. Biggs is responsible for organizing the implementation of new development projects and overseeing the city’s building and zoning codes, which entails short- and long-range planning.

Rent control backers nearing signatures goal for ballot measure

Proponents of a Mountain View initiative that would put limits on rent increases in the city are moving closer to gathering the signatures necessary to place the proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The backers of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Charter Amendment reported that they have more than 4,000 of the 4,671 signatures needed to qualify.

Candidates interview for Senior Commission

Thirteen applicants for the newly re-chartered Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission this week interviewed for five open seats – but some prospective candidates have shied away.

“I sensed such mishandling of this and other city commissions in the recent past that, if continued, would do nothing but raise my blood pressure,” said Los Altos resident Marv Emerling.

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