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LAH council, residents reach cost-sharing internet agreement

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Deputy John Prado met members of the Los Altos Hills City Council last week. Prado, a motorcycle officer, is assigned to traffic enforcement in town.

Julietta Lane’s getting the hook-up, parts of Mora Drive are entering the fold and the town’s welcoming a new traffic patrol officer.

Thursday’s Los Altos Hills City Council meeting wrapped up a few loose ends town officials have grappled with for months, though the substandard lot debate will continue at a future meeting – likely in September – allowing time for affected residents to receive proper notice.

Downtown visioning

The deadline for submissions for Los Altos’ downtown visioning project was July 29. Councilwoman Jan Pepper said there were eight proposals, half of which she found promising.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s economic development director, agreed, telling the Town Crier that “we have several great candidates to choose from.”

Interim city manager hopes to keep position

Chris Jordan has served as interim city manager since April 28, replacing Marcia Somers. His contract expires Sept. 30, but he is a candidate to assume the role permanently.

Jordan has experience in the city manager role, essentially working as a chief administrative officer for the city. He was city manager of West Linn, Ore., for 10 years before coming to Los Altos. West Linn, a Portland suburb with a population of approximately 25,000, is known for its urban forested areas. He has expressed strong interest in maintaining his role in Los Altos.

Mtn. View voters to consider dueling rent-control measures

Mountain View voters will be seeing double when deciding on rent-control proposals in the Nov. 8 election.

Depending on whom you ask, the city council’s Aug. 9 decision to offer its own alternative ordinance to the tenant-sponsored initiative was either a move to give the city flexibility or an effort to defeat the tenants’ proposal through voter confusion.

Buffalo milk will roam in Main Street cafe starting in 2017

Courtesy of Yulia Morsey
Yulia Morsey, above, and her husband, Kal, own a herd of water buffalo. They plan to incorporate buffalo milk in their Los Altos cafe.

One of the first things the new tenants at 134 Main St. did was take down the red-and-green awning that had been gathering dust for months.

Los Altos Hills residents Kal and Yulia Morsey plan to remodel the former site of downtown Los Altos’ Main Street Cafe & Books, creating what Kal called “the first dedicated shop in the United States” for a food that’s beloved internationally: water buffalo milk.

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