Workshop for community center slated Tuesday night

City officials are slated to host a workshop Tuesday to gather resident input on site planning options for a new community center.

The event, scheduled 6-9 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center at 1 N. San Antonio Road, is open to the public.


Neighborhood network, local advocacy group consolidate

Two local volunteer organizations are becoming one.

The Los Altos Neighborhood Network (LANN) is folding into Friends of Los Altos (FOLA), an organization founded by three former members of the Los Altos City Council in 2013. The boards of the two Los Altos organizations jointly announced the decision last week.


City schedules roundtable on communication

Two Los Altos City Councilwomen want to know how the city can better engage residents – and vice versa.

Councilwomen Jeannie Bruins and Jan Pepper are slated to host a community roundtable in a bid to improve the city’s communication methods with the public. The roundtable – scheduled 6:45-9:15 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road – is open to all residents.


Mayor to host downtown walking tour in September

Los Altos Mayor Megan Satterlee plans to host a Sept. 6 walking tour of the city’s newest commercial developments for interested residents.

Satterlee’s announcement of the tour at the July 22 Los Altos City Council meeting came more than two months after she originally discussed the idea with her colleagues May 13.


LA Council Briefs

The Los Altos City Council took the following actions at its July 22 meeting.

Council amends animal ordinance

The council passed an amendment that eases the ordinance restricting the leading, herding or riding of most animals on public land. The vote was 4-0, with Councilman Jarrett Fishpaw absent from the meeting.


LA council delays vote on Prop. 13 resolution

The Los Altos City Council last week unanimously opted to postpone its vote on a resolution supporting Proposition 13 reform.

According to a city staff report, the San Francisco-based organization Evolve approached the city earlier this year seeking support for reform of the proposition, which capped residential and commercial property-tax rate increases to 2 percent annually, beginning in 1978. The proposition also calls for the reassessment of sold properties at 1 percent of sale price, with increases capped at 2 percent annually in future years.


Local tank drainage concerns water-conscious Los Altos resident

Los Altos resident Frank McKee recently watched water flowing down Valencia Drive and knew something wasn’t right.

The water was emptying from a 30,000-gallon California Water Service Co. tank on Valencia, near Los Altos High School. The water flowed for several hours, McKee said, pouring out of a storm drain.


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