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Letters to the Editor

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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Clean energy initiative allows local control

GreenTown Los Altos applauds the city councils of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills for joining Silicon Valley Clean Energy.

This new, local nonprofit public agency will buy clean, renewably sourced electricity and help us meet our Climate Action Plan goals. PG&E will still deliver the electricity and send us the bill, but we will get cleaner electricity at very competitive rates.

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Is eminent domain fair to landowners?

In December, I got a mailing from the Sempervirens Fund asking for donations for the 125,000-acre Great Park to link up and protect the redwood forests from Silicon Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Linked to the Great Park is a possible expansion of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Since the 1900s, my husband’s family has had property within this area that we cherish as part of our legacy. I am part of a group of approximately 250 people who own 60 parcels of land, of which Sempervirens currently owns two parcels. Our area is a prime acquisition target because of Waddell Creek and Big Basin’s trail to the ocean, even though the redwoods are second or third growth, not old growth.

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Model could improve LA government

The rejection of Measure A in November tells me that the Los Altos City Council does not have a set of sound principles in conducting its business. As a result, a lot of time, money and effort were wasted.

We need to learn from this mistake. I propose to the council that it should run Los Altos as a successful business (e.g., Google Inc.). The organization is there:

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