Letters to the Editor - week of Oct. 31

Note: This online version includes additional letters that were not included in the print edition due to lack of space.

LA acting in ‘bad faith’ on ADU ordinances

I read with interest Jerry Clements’ “Other Voices” column in the Oct. 17 Town Crier (“The double-talk ordinances”). I am in support of his article and would like to share additional information on the subject.

I’ve been a resident of Los Altos for over 25 years. I am an engineer by training and read the new state law on accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The state law does not impose on cities the requirement this city has claimed to justify the changes they passed regulating ADUs and accessory structures.


Varying views on Measure C: Initiative protects city's parks, public lands

Measure C is simple. Measure C lets residents decide whether to give up our land to developers and special interests or to keep it for our public use.

Measure C protects parks, land that many consider to be parks but legally aren’t (Hillview ball fields, Whistle Stop playground, apricot orchard), as well as the civic center and downtown parking lots.

Election 2018 – Paid Political Endorsement Letters: Week of Oct. 24


Fung: Honest, dedicated, qualified

I am writing to support the re-election of Dr. Peter C. Fung, chairman of the El Camino Healthcare District, the only incumbent on the Nov. 6 ballot.

I have known Dr. Fung since his election in November 2014. Dr. Fung’s experience as chairman makes his re-election mandatory.

Varying views on Measure C: Beware of misleading measure, proponents

Measure C’s campaign seems based on misleading people.

Many people felt misled when they signed the petition to qualify Measure C for the ballot believing it would simply protect our parks. More than 30 of them asked the city to withdraw their signatures. One petition signer wrote, “(Measure C has) implications far beyond what I was told.”

Editorial: Fung, Kasperzak for hospital district board

El Camino Hospital and its El Camino Healthcare District remain unique among local medical institutions. Unlike Stanford, Kaiser or Palo Alto Medical Foundation, we, the public, get to vote on district leadership. Two seats on the five-seat district board of directors await your decision in the Nov. 6 general election.

You have your choice among four candidates. We believe Mike Kasperzak and incumbent board member Dr. Peter Fung are the most qualified.

Election 2018: Paid Political Endorsement Letters - Week of Oct. 31

Fligor: Extraordinary candidate for council

We are fortunate this election to have an extraordinary candidate for Los Altos City Council.

Neysa Fligor has life experiences that prepared her well for the council. She worked as a lawyer for Santa Clara County, learning local government functions; served on the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors, where she learned basics of governance; and was chair of the Los Altos Parks and Recreation Commission, giving her the perspective of a council advisory body. The Recreation Commission oversees senior and teen programs, giving her an appreciation for these demographics. 

Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 24

Measure C grants residents stewardship

On Oct. 9, the Los Altos City Council passed a city ordinance (to temporarily preserve parks and open space) that fails to preserve the Hillview soccer and baseball fields, children’s park, apricot orchards, Neutra House, Bus Barn Theater, History House, and more. The ordinance also leaves public and institutional land, including downtown’s parking plazas, at risk of disposition without resident input.

I am concerned that our historical apricot orchards could be compromised or removed as part of future Hillview/Civic Center development. This must be prevented at all costs. Why haven’t the historical orchard plaques been installed? This “oversight” makes me wonder.


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