Reach codes proposal postponed until fall

The controversial reach codes proposal, which had been scheduled for review at Tuesday’s Los Altos City Council meeting, has been postponed to a meeting sometime in the fall, City Manager Chris Jordan said Monday. No date had yet been finalized. 

Los Altos Hills garbage gripes may prompt temporary reduction in rates

GreenWaste Recovery
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
A GreenWaste Recovery employee empties a garbage dumpster outside Los Altos Hills town hall. Economic pressures from COVID-19 have influenced a rate increase cut.

Los Altos Hills City Council members could hear next week from town staff tasked with evaluating a proposal to lower garbage collection rates for residents. 

City discusses objective zoning standards

Packard Foundation
Marie Godderis/Town Crier Intern
The Packard Foundation building on Second Street was discussed as a structure that was universally liked by stakeholders in the community, as the city council looks to develop objective standards.

The Los Altos City Council heard an update on the city’s efforts to develop objective zoning standards during a joint study session with the Planning Commission June 30, and members expressed some concern over the direction of the project. 

Los Altos council set to vote on reach codes

Update 7/2: This story has been updated to include information about a subsequent poll that was done showing different results than the earlier poll.

The Los Altos City Council is scheduled to decide whether to proceed with mandating controversial reach codes at its July 14 meeting. 

Los Altos to continue closed streets program through September

Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Downtown streets will remain closed during weekends in Los Altos through the end of September.

Los Altos’ downtown street closure program will continue through the end of September, the city council decided during its Tuesday (June 23) meeting.

Los Altos council hears from police critics

Los Altos City Council discussions last week saw renewed – and unanswered – calls from current and former residents to reduce police department funding in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this month. 

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