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Letters to the Editor: Measure A

Measure A proponents: Address questions

I think a new community center would be great! The project, however, needs to be clearly defined and questions answered. Recent articles do nothing to clear the fog.

Waiting for a “perfect plan” isn’t necessary, and statements by the Town Crier that opponents are waiting for that are disingenuous (“It’s about time: Yes on Measure A,” Oct. 21).

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Measure A provides ‘little value’ to city

What impact will the proposed new community center have on the quality of life in our town?

The capacity of the community center building can be calculated using a few simple assumptions – a 55,600-square-foot building equals 44 event rooms, which is sized to accommodate more than 4,200 people a day for a variety of activities.

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Measure A would boost property values

Los Altos voters are trying to decide whether to vote for Measure A. Do we want to replace our dilapidated Hillview Community Center and build a new pool facility to replace the former Covington pool? The decision is personal for each of us.

If Measure A passes, what would be my cost, and how would I benefit? My example might be of help.

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Measure A offers ‘vague promise’

I’m concerned about the high cost of the upcoming community center bond, Measure A. In addition, it is clear that even as we are being asked to vote for this, very little is defined. We don’t even know how much space in the building will be set aside for seniors. 

Los Altos City Councilman Jean Mordo said in the Sept. 23 Town Crier that he is “confident that my colleagues have an open mind and a real commitment to doing the right thing for our seniors.”

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Measure A needs a business plan

Los Altos Measure A proponents claim its aquatic center will be self-funding with no supporting details.

Pools are expensive. No private investor would fund a multimillion-dollar project without a rigorous business plan. Public investment requires similar scrutiny.

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Pools supporters refute opposing argument

We would like to set the record straight in response to the misinformation that appeared in Bill and Maria Lonergan’s letter to the editor (“Civic center project needs new EIR,” Sept. 9). We would like to address two specific issues.

First, the question of the community desire for a pool: The letter refers to the 2012 Godbe Survey but makes no mention of the most recent Godbe Survey presented to the Los Altos City Council June 9. In the Godbe telephone survey of likely voters, conducted between July 25 and Aug. 5, 2014, the proposed bond to replace the Hillview Center showed 60.4 percent support for the pool.

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Pinewood School causes traffic jams

As Fremont Avenue residents, we have the misfortune of living on a street that is being transformed into the private parking lot of Pinewood School.

While, yes, the school was there when we purchased our home in 2012, we were not prepared for the seemingly limitless appetite for land the owners of the school have exhibited, nor were we expecting the city of Los Altos to bow in complete submission to their blatant mockery of the impact their school’s traffic has on the entire neighborhood.

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