Fri04292016

Letters to the Editor

Reader offers traffic solutions

I am writing regarding two traffic articles from the April 13 edition.

• City of Los Altos (“Roadway cut-through, safety projects en route to completion”): So the city of Los Altos is going to spend money to do another speed-zone survey. Why bother? They won’t raise any speed limits, as the past surveys have suggested. Once again they ignore the facts presented.

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Schools situation requires juggling

It appears that the Los Altos School District, the district’s board of trustees and the city of Los Altos have worked very hard to come up with a plan for another school site, but there just isn’t enough land available to build a new site in the already-crowded North Los Altos area.

I have not been involved in any of the community meetings – I had my fill of social involvement while our children were growing up in the 1980s and ’90s. However, my husband works at Egan Junior High School, and I have given this situation a lot of thought.

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Sempervirens Fund lacks eminent domain power

I am writing to correct the misrepresentations a recent letter made about Sempervirens Fund (“Is eminent domain fair to landowners?,” March 2).

Sempervirens Fund, based in Los Altos, is California’s oldest land trust, dedicated to protecting and connecting redwood forests and other natural lands in the Santa Cruz Mountains and encouraging public enjoyment of these lands. We currently own and manage more than 10,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and take great care to ensure their responsible management, care and restoration. I am writing to correct the misstatement made about Sempervirens Fund in the letter, which erroneously stated that we have the power of eminent domain.

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Loyalty program is a great incentive

I just read about the concept of a Los Altos shopping loyalty program. What a great, innovative idea, both for our businesses and residents.

I love shopping locally and would welcome an incentive to do that even more.

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City should engage urban planner

After providing a well-thought-out presentation that included input from the community as well as the Los Altos School District, the Los Altos City Council voted unanimously to disband the City-Schools Public Lands Committee March 9.

This vote clears the way for the council to add planning for the 18-acre Los Altos Civic Center and Hillview Community Center and Park to its 2016 goals.

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Respect speed limit – lives are at stake

Please, please, please, please drive the speed limit in our wonderful Los Altos neighborhoods.

Please. Our speed limits are 25 mph on residential streets so that we can be safe while out walking our dogs, running, walking or just out and about.

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Orchard preservation worth celebrating

Everyone in Los Altos should celebrate the recent Los Altos City Council decision to preserve the Heritage Orchard and Hillview Community Center and Park for all in our city. This vote ended discussions with the Los Altos School District to put a school on this valuable, historical property.

Los Altos has the smallest acreage per capita dedicated to parks, open space and recreation of any city in the Bay Area. Leasing or selling the small amount we have to a school district with four times that acreage would not have been good stewardship.

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