Letters to the Editor: What it takes to be an effective council member

What it takes to be effective on the council

Election season is upon us and it is easy to think – find a council candidate who supports your issue or issues and vote for them.


Editorial: Casas, Landsberger, Wong for FHDA board

We owe our thanks to Govind Tatachari. His entry into the race for a seat on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees means that there is a race in the Nov. 3 election. Four candidates, including three incumbents, are vying for three open seats. Having a competitive race puts appropriate public attention on the district and its issues.

Editorial: Vogel, Leong for CUSD board

It’s been rough going in recent years for the Cupertino Union School District. The sprawling, 16,720-student K-8 district, which stretches from Los Altos (Montclaire Elementary School) to Santa Clara, continues to enjoy a solid reputation for high academic achievement. But declining enrollment since 2013 has district leaders facing $5 million in cuts for the 2020-2021 school year. The pandemic brought more challenges.

Other Voices: Los Altos Hills County Fire District – the case against consolidation

During a firestorm, it is unpleasant to disagree with one’s firefighters, but Adam Cosner’s and Brent White’s assertions in their recent news release about the Los Altos Hills County Fire District are too false and misleading to let stand unanswered.

Other Voices: Reach codes – breaking down the data reveals some surprises

How sparing of greenhouse gas production is going all-electric for new home construction? Surprisingly, the answer varies depending on how the energy is used. The complexities of picking a less-polluting future are not beyond the understanding of Los Altos residents. There is laziness in not looking into the details – and worse, choosing a course that is more polluting than our current status.

Letters to the editor: Fire prevention plan, bocce ball

Comprehensive fire prevention plan needed

As the unfortunate events of the last weeks have shown us, we are far from immune to the risk of wildfire.

Letters to the editor: City decisions, reach codes, masks

City decisions are an ‘embarrassment’

It’s not bad enough that we have the plague of COVID-19 to deal with and the sky filled with ash from fires all around us, but now I have to read in the Aug. 19 Town Crier that the Parks and Rec Commission can’t decide whether to accept a $50,000 contribution to build a bocce ball court at Grant Park. Even worse, they can’t even decide to say that they can’t decide! Amazing!


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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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Paid Political Endorsement letters

The Town Crier offers the option of pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates in the Nov. 3 election.

Letters must support candidates – no submissions containing exclusively negative content will be printed.

Authors’ names are required for publication. Letters will be published in the order they are received, and we will accept only one letter per author per campaign. Please limit letters to no more than 200 words.

The cost is $150 per endorsement letter for either print or online, $200 for both. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays for inclusion in the following week’s Town Crier. To submit endorsement letters and for more information, email Howard Bischoff at howardb@latc.com.

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