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City kicks off road resurfacing project

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The Public Arts Commission has proposed moving the bust of Walter Singer from Community Plaza to another site in the city.

Los Altos’ annual street resurfacing and asphalt repair project is scheduled to kick off Monday.

Los Altos Public Works Director Jim Gustafson told the Town Crier that the multiphase annual project – at a cost of approximately $768,000 – is expected to be completed by December. He noted that the project is slightly more robust compared with past years, when economic uncertainty at the state government level forced city officials to take a more conservative approach to maintenance expenses.


LAH council gives go-ahead to road repairs

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A cyclist rides along Taaffe Road in Los Altos Hills last week. Taaffe Road is among the 28 roads scheduled for pavement work in coming months.

Approximately 30 streets are scheduled for roadwork during the 2014-2015 fiscal year now that the Los Altos Hills City Council has approved a nearly $1 million contract for the 2014 Pavement Rehabilitation Project.

While Los Altos Hills City Engineer and Public Works Director Richard Chiu said the town’s Pavement Condition Index, a measure of the streets’ quality, is “pretty good” at 77 out of 100, standard roadwork is necessary.


News Briefs

LAH council renews Sheriff’s Office contract

Los Altos Hills residents can expect to see familiar faces patrolling their streets after the city council voted to renew its contract with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office through 2024.

The contract includes 5,041 hours of law enforcement at $164 an hour. The $1 million annual expense is among the lowest for such services in the area.


News Briefs

LASD begins bond discussions

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to address the specifics of placing a bond measure on the November ballot 7 p.m. Monday in the district boardroom, 201 Covington Ave.

Trustees will receive reports from the Facilities Advisory Committee, which has been discussing potential projects a bond measure could cover, as well as results of the most recent tracking survey that measured bond support.


LA Council Brief

Council authorizes civic center survey

The Los Altos City Council voted 4-1 May 27 to enter into consultant service contracts to conduct a public survey on and funding analysis for the potential construction of a new community center.

Councilmembers voted to grant a $25,855 contract to Godbe Research to conduct a survey that gauges public support for financing a new community center via a bond.


Los Altos City Briefs

City OKs events for State Street Green

The State Street Green pop-up park will reappear for a three-week span starting today – and will play host to a few city-approved events as well.

The park is temporarily returning for a second summer – on the same State Street block between First and Second streets – so that Safeway can complete the construction of three crosswalks at the nearby First and State intersection. The park, according to city officials, will remain open through June 13. Safeway is partially funding the installation of the park so that it can close the intersection and complete the work during that span.


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