Letters to the Editor – council minutes, conflicting compasses

Post council minutes on city website

I was pleased to read in the Town Crier that the No. 1 “area of focus” for Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper is open and good government (“From the Mayor’s Desk,” Jan. 8).

I suggest that the best and easiest place to begin work on this topic is by restoring the now-defunct practice of publishing written city council meeting minutes on the city website.


Other Voices: Valley Water partners to expand water supply

Visitors who tour the Silicon Valley Advanced Purification Center in Alviso get a firsthand look at the technology used to turn recycled wastewater into water purified to a level that meets California’s drinking standards.

At the end of the tour, guests receive a sample of wastewater-turned-purified-drinking-water. Time and again, the Valley Water tour guides hear the same message: This water is as good, if not better, than people’s current drinking water.

Other Voices: The evolution of the Los Altos History Museum

 

I was recently asked, “How did the Los Altos History Museum get land in the middle of the civic center?” This is a very relevant question amid all the happenings on the civic center campus.

Editorial: New ownership means bright future for Town Crier

The age of the internet and social media has not been kind to newspapers. It seems a week doesn’t go by without a newspaper closing or merging into something less than what it was.

For most of its 72-year history, the Los Altos Town Crier has operated in the black. Thanks to its historically strong partnership with the community, the Town Crier continued to be profitable even as surrounding papers disappeared. But even your Town Crier has struggled financially over the past few years.

Letters to the Editor, natural gas, Zimbabwe run thank-you

All-electric systems not dependable – yet

I just finished reading the Town Crier’s Dec. 25 letter to the editor, “LA council: Revisit ban on natural gas.”

City officials, please listen up! You do not want to ban natural gas from stoves, water heaters or heating –yet.

Letters to the Editor, Friends of the Library

Friends of Library makes clarifications

I very much appreciate Friends of the Library of Los Altos receiving such extensive coverage in the Town Crier (“Friends of the Library asks to stay at civic center after committee fails to agree on long-term plan,” Jan. 1). However, I need to correct some errors and misleading statements.

The Friends of the Library Executive Board proposed two storage sheds (500 square feet) and a 24-foot-by-40-foot portable classroom (960 square feet) placed between the police station and the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House. City staff recommended two sheds. The Los Altos City Council permitted two sheds in the requested space plus a 660-square-foot portable next to the Hillview Soccer Field – all paid for by Friends of the Library.

From the Mayor's Desk: Seven areas of focus for Los Altos

I was looking over my goals when I first ran for Los Altos City Council in 2012 and again in 2016. What did I recognize as problems, and where did I want to focus my energy? And what has been accomplished since then? I will touch on seven areas.


Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

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