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It's official, really -- Eng wins seat on LA council


The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters confirmed last week that Lynette Lee Eng won the hotly contested third open seat on the Los Altos City Council.

Incumbent councilwomen Jan Pepper and Jeannie Bruins were the top two vote-getters, respectively, in the Nov. 8 election. The vote count for the third seat swung back and forth between first-time candidates Eng and Neysa Fligor.

Local leaders share their professional goals and personal resolutions for 2017


Krystel Malimban, Los Altos Hills recreation specialist

• Professional goal: My No. 1 goal for the next year is to increase registration in our recreation classes. While our town events have been experiencing an increase in attendance, our classes haven’t seen much growth. I plan on improving participation by ramping up our online marketing for each of our classes. I’d like to work with our instructors to increase their exposure via our town events. In the new year, we will be updating to new recreation software that should help facilitate registration as well. My hope is that as we continue to build up our town events and programming for all ages, residents of Los Altos Hills will feel a stronger sense of community.

• Personal goal: My personal goal is to pick up on my musical hobbies again. I’d like to shake off the rust and make performing a somewhat regular part of my life. Perhaps I can even learn a new instrument. And as I always seem to have on my list of resolutions, I really should exercise more.

LAH council ends year with a clash and a bash

Screen Shot 2016 12 28 at 11.26.58 AMThe Los Altos Hills City Council held two meetings Dec. 15 – one at which some councilmembers admonished outgoing Mayor John Harpootlian and one at which they presented him with gifts.

Canceled council meeting puts First Street in fog

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The footprint of Los Altos Community Investments’ proposed three-story office building includes trees and green space. To its south, a new park would sit on what is now Parking Plaza 7. Parking would be replaced at a one-to-one ratio with an underground parking garage that remains controversial.

After the city of Los Altos canceled its regularly scheduled council meeting last week – less than 24 hours before it was set to convene – a planned discussion about the changing face of downtown has been shelved until 2017.

Los Altos Community Investments (LACI) was slated to present a plan for a new office building and public park with underground parking on First Street at the Dec. 13 meeting. It is unclear when that presentation will occur.

Financial report has Los Altos Hills seeing green

There’s a whole lot more green than red this year in Los Altos Hills’ finances.

A comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2015-2016 reveals governmental fund revenues of $9.9 million and expenditures of $7.6 million, a tally that places Los Altos Hills securely in the green, with assets exceeding liabilities by $36 million. City councilmembers were expected to formally adopt the report during their meeting Thursday, scheduled after the Town Crier’s abbreviated holiday publication deadline.

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