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LAH council ends year with a clash and a bash

Screen Shot 2016 12 28 at 11.26.58 AMThe Los Altos Hills City Council held two meetings Dec. 15 – one at which some councilmembers admonished outgoing Mayor John Harpootlian and one at which they presented him with gifts.

Canceled council meeting puts First Street in fog

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The footprint of Los Altos Community Investments’ proposed three-story office building includes trees and green space. To its south, a new park would sit on what is now Parking Plaza 7. Parking would be replaced at a one-to-one ratio with an underground parking garage that remains controversial.

After the city of Los Altos canceled its regularly scheduled council meeting last week – less than 24 hours before it was set to convene – a planned discussion about the changing face of downtown has been shelved until 2017.

Los Altos Community Investments (LACI) was slated to present a plan for a new office building and public park with underground parking on First Street at the Dec. 13 meeting. It is unclear when that presentation will occur.

Financial report has Los Altos Hills seeing green

There’s a whole lot more green than red this year in Los Altos Hills’ finances.

A comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2015-2016 reveals governmental fund revenues of $9.9 million and expenditures of $7.6 million, a tally that places Los Altos Hills securely in the green, with assets exceeding liabilities by $36 million. City councilmembers were expected to formally adopt the report during their meeting Thursday, scheduled after the Town Crier’s abbreviated holiday publication deadline.

Housing, parking questions arise in Google-dominated North Bayshore

The Mountain View City Council is grappling with an ambitious North Bayshore Precise Plan that will determine how Google Inc. and other corporate occupants develop their campuses while minimizing impact on the baylands environment.

A Nov. 29 study session produced no shortage of questions as to how the plan would evolve to balance city leaders’ vision with those of corporate developers.

City schedules information sessions

Mountain View city officials have scheduled two information sessions on the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act and the recently adopted Urgency Ordinance on Just Cause Eviction provisions.

A tenant session is slated 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. A session for landlords is set for 6:30 p.m. today at the Mountain View Senior Center.

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