Staying afloat: Over 100 Los Altos businesses receive large PPP loans (see the list)

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Enchanté Boutique Hotel, clockwise from top left, Chef Chu's, Bullis Charter School and Hidden Villa were among the local recipients of Paycheck Protection Program loans.

More than 100 Los Altos businesses and nonprofits received at least $150,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds, according to data released last week by the Small Business Administration. 

Filing period opens for Los Altos Hills council candidates

With the terms of three Los Altos Hills City Council members set to expire in November, residents have three opportunities to secure executive leadership in town. 

Los Altos commission discusses options for preserving Black Lives Matter art

Members of the Los Altos Public Arts Commission last week were generally receptive to the display of Black Lives Matter-themed artwork at Lincoln Park, which the city is allowing to remain in place until Aug. 3. 

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

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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.

Updated 9:12 a.m. July 9: 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

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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. 

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