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Letters to the Editor

Priority should be finding site for BCS

The Town Crier’s Feb. 11 article “Parents upset with enrollment-growth options” was informative but failed to communicate why parents are displeased. I attended the meeting on which you reported to express my concern about the process the Facilities Master Plan Committee (FMPC) has followed and where that process has led them.

The FMPC narrowed its focus to seven options through a process of brainstorming followed by majority vote. The first option involves acquiring a site on which to build a school for Bullis Charter School. The remaining six options all involve closing, moving and/or breaking up one or more neighborhood schools. The FMPC appears to have assumed that Bullis Charter School would be located on a single site not shared with others, and options that might involve cooperation with local cities do not appear to have been considered.

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Don’t force art policy on builders or public

Thank you for your editorial opposing development fees for public art (“Public art and developer money,” Feb. 4).

There is no need for the city to own art. Few people agree on what constitutes a work of art, so public pieces are often reviled as well as appreciated. The artist loaner program is a brilliant idea with advantages to artists (wide exposure) and residents (rotating pieces).

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Residents need education on water use

As a Los Altos resident, I’m writing to encourage your paper to publish more articles about the drought.

I feel that journalism should also be a way to educate your readers, and this is an opportunity.

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Article on Betty Noyce brings back memories

I was very glad to read the article about Betty Noyce in the Town Traveler section (“The Maine course: Uncovering a Los Altos connection,” Jan 21).

Many years ago Betty and I served together on the Los Altos Library Commission. I always liked and respected her. She was not only very intelligent and compassionate, but also a very down-to-earth person.

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Scouts should model justice, equality

The Boy Scouts in your recent articles are deserving of recognition and praise for their service and accomplishments. Congratulations to them for their hard work and dedication.

I confess, however, that when I read about how the Boy Scouts are shaping the lives of young men, I am saddened by the knowledge that neither of my gay sons would have been welcomed by that organization either as Scouts when they were younger or as Scoutmasters now that they are adults.

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Note: The following two letters are from losaltosonline.com.

Looking forward to new hotel

(Regarding “Downtown hotel to host open house,” Jan. 14): I am so thrilled to see the beautiful (Enchanté) hotel come to completion. I absolutely love it and will enjoy walking by often ... and maybe even spend a night in the hotel.

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Not everyone applauds downtown enhancements

I’d like to echo Bob Jones’ comments regarding the missteps of the Los Altos City Council approving those monstrosities built along First Street (“Los Altos is OK as is,” Dec. 17).

And what about that boutique hotel that looks out of place and will only impact the limited parking even further?

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