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Term limits on tap at LAH meeting this week

Thursday night’s Los Altos Hills City Council meeting could feature a dash of drama as officials and volunteers discuss the possibility of implementing term limits for town committee membership.

The discussion, scheduled near the end of the meeting agenda, comes in the wake of December’s hotly contested appointment process for the town’s Pathways Committee; six residents applied for two vacant seats on the committee, and Councilwoman Courtenay C. Corrigan and then-mayor John Harpootlian sparred over one incumbent, Weegie Caughlan, before the council ultimately voted to appoint two other incumbents.

Judge dismisses lawsuit by former Mtn. View officer

Mountain View city officials have prevailed in a lawsuit alleging that the police department engaged in discrimination and illegal quotas.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Maureen Folan granted summary judgment in favor of the city in the suit, filed by Iraq War vet and former Mountain View Police Department employee Nicholas Emmerling.

New summer "green" eyed for downtown parking plaza

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A family plays on the Third Street Green in downtown Los Altos last summer. The city’s economic development manager hopes to host a similar green in the 71-stall Plaza 6.

If Jennifer Quinn has her way, a downtown Los Altos parking plaza will turn green this summer.

Piggybacking on the success of the Third Street Green pop-up park, the city’s economic development manager hopes to turn the 71-stall Plaza 6, located behind Veterans Community Plaza at Main and State streets, into a destination spot for special events and lounging around for the months of July and August.

Residents push for change in LAPD immigration enforcement

The Los Altos City Council was scheduled to sign a Diverse Community resolution at Tuesday’s meeting, after the Town Crier’s press deadline, but the local residents who pushed for inclusivity think it may not go far enough.

Residents involved with the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center delivered a letter last month requesting that the council draft a resolution to be a “welcoming” city and change city laws concerning how police enforce immigration policies. The resolution soon may be enacted, but the effects of policy changes remain to be seen.

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