LAH Council Briefs

The Los Altos Hills City Council took the following actions at its Aug. 21 meeting.

LAH grant program receives makeover

The council is shortening its community services grants process to a single discussion after councilmembers decided that multipage applications and two-minute speeches would no longer be scheduled for nonprofit groups.


Safety concerns prompt crosswalk changes near Gardner Bullis

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The diagram shows placement of the proposed crosswalk and traffic signs.

Parents asked for it and the Los Altos Hills City Council delivered.

At Thursday’s council meeting, councilmembers directed that the crosswalk at Fremont Road and Fremont Pines Lane be widened and moved east across the intersection and push-button-activated flashing School Crossing signs installed to increase visibility of pedestrians – including students and parents heading to and from Gardner Bullis School.


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Mixed-use project back for new review

A mixed-use development proposal for the site of a former San Antonio Road gas station will soon undergo a second round of public review.

According to Los Altos Planning Services Manager David Kornfield, the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) will once again review the 897 N. San Antonio Road project, which plans for approximately 2,000 square feet of office space and four second-floor residential units, by Sept. 4.


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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.


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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.


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