Letters to the Editor: City manager, affordable housing

Firing city manager hampers Los Altos council

Kudos to the Town Crier for highlighting the outgoing Los Altos City Council’s disconcerting move to ask for the city manager’s resignation in the waning days of its tenure (“Los Altos City Manager Chris Jordan resigns two weeks after election,” Nov. 18).

From the Mayor’s Desk: A look back, a look forward

Running for Los Altos City Council back in 2012, I had many ideas of what I wanted to accomplish. My priorities were open government, a vibrant downtown and updated civic center, greater environmental sustainability, more affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

Letters to the Editor: Housing, Packard Foundation

LA council: Housing problem is solvable

Los Altos is required to build 123 above-market homes every year in the next Regional Housing Needs Allocation period. We’re also required to zone for 1,290 total below-market homes. If we fail these requirements, we’re subject to lawsuits, fines and unpleasant judicial orders. We’ve already seen the multimillion-dollar cost of attempting to avoid state mandates; we don’t need to repeat this mistake.

Other Voices: November, the month of gratitude

Los Altos resident Anitha Rajesh wrote this reflection on a feeling to share with her family and is sharing it here, too. How is your own household taking a moment to do something that feels different this Thanksgiving? Let us know on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”–Eckhart Tolle

A Piece of My Mind: Things have changed

Things change. Get over it.

Editorial: Bad timing for Jordan resignation

Anyone paying attention to Los Altos City Council meetings the past few years could see that City Manager Chris Jordan and the council were not getting along. So perhaps it’s not a surprise to learn of Jordan’s resignation.

Other Voices: Understanding police behavior

When I was 30, I was invited on a ride-along by a San Francisco police officer who was a boyhood friend. Chris was part of something called the “S-Squad,” newly formed to “saturate” with police presence the highest crime areas in the city. Unmarked cars, each with two officers in plain clothes, randomly cruised the three neighborhoods with no instructions, except to look for something suspicious and exercise their own judgment.

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 [email protected] 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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