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Rent control issue dominates Nov. 8 ballot for Mtn. View voters

Mountain View voters will have no shortage of choices Nov. 8 on the controversial topic of rent control.

They can vote for or against Measure V, a renters-sponsored initiative, and Measure W, a city council-initiated reaction to Measure V.

LA Council Briefs

Los Altos City Councilmembers discussed several projects that affect the economic development of the city at their Sept. 13 meeting.

Joint session addresses LACI park plans

Before their regular meeting, councilmembers held a joint study session with the Planning and Transportation Commission to discuss a plan for new office space, an underground parking lot and a new half-acre park on First Street. The plan comes from Los Altos Community Investments (LACI).

Local committee targets Nov. 17 for recommended airplane noise solutions

Local representatives continue to work with Federal Aviation Administration officials on a solution to the increased airplane noise that has triggered tens of thousands of complaints from Los Altos to Santa Cruz since the FAA changed flight paths 18 months ago.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, chairman of the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals, which comprises representatives from all of the affected cities, said last week that the committee has held two “roll up your sleeves” working meetings per month with FAA officials since July. The meetings followed three high-profile public input gatherings earlier this year that drew standing-room-only audiences.

LAH budget reflects community survey

Graphic Courtesy of Town of Los Altos Hills
A bar graph compares expenditures between the city of Los Altos Hills’ 2015-2016 fiscal year and its 2016-2017 fiscal year.

A community survey commissioned to gauge Los Altos Hills residents’ satisfaction and establish town project priorities played a significant role in developing the adopted governmental operating and capital budget of $10.9 million for fiscal year 2016-2017, according to city officials.

“If we have the funds, that’s where we should be putting the money – on what the community needs, not what we think the community needs,” said Pak Lin, town finance and administrative services director.

News Briefs

VTA seeks citizen input via I-280 survey

Silicon Valley residents are invited to share their two cents about the infamously congested Interstate 280 corridor via an online Valley Transportation Authority survey.

The survey, available at 280survey.vta.org, is designed to help VTA officials develop a strategic plan and prioritize future projects along the 22-mile stretch of highway within Santa Clara County. By selecting “points of concern,” including the Page Mill Road, El Monte Road, Magdalena Avenue and Foothill Expressway interchanges, participants can document their concerns and read those expressed by other participants. VTA encourages comments about proposed bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements, interchange modifications and carpool lane expansion.

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