City to appeal court’s decision allowing 40 Main St. development

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A public notice for the development on 40 Main Street posted last year.

The city of Los Altos will appeal a court’s decision that would allow the construction of a five-story building on Main Street, with the city council voting unanimously Tuesday (July 7) during a closed session.


Reach codes proposal postponed until fall

The controversial reach codes proposal, which had been scheduled for review at Tuesday’s Los Altos City Council meeting, has been postponed to a meeting sometime in the fall, City Manager Chris Jordan said Monday. No date had yet been finalized. 

Los Altos Hills garbage gripes may prompt temporary reduction in rates

GreenWaste Recovery
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
A GreenWaste Recovery employee empties a garbage dumpster outside Los Altos Hills town hall. Economic pressures from COVID-19 have influenced a rate increase cut.

Updated 9:12 a.m. July 9: Los Altos Hills City Council members could hear next week from town staff tasked with evaluating a proposal to lower garbage collection rates for residents. 

City discusses objective zoning standards

Packard Foundation
Marie Godderis/Town Crier Intern
The Packard Foundation building on Second Street was discussed as a structure that was universally liked by stakeholders in the community, as the city council looks to develop objective standards.

The Los Altos City Council heard an update on the city’s efforts to develop objective zoning standards during a joint study session with the Planning Commission June 30, and members expressed some concern over the direction of the project. 

State issues approval for county's health order, outdoor dining

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Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos' downtown street closures are in effect during the holiday weekend.

Updated July 7: After initially rejecting Santa Clara County's latest health order, the state issued an approval on Tuesday morning (July 7).


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