New report anticipates community center completed in February

Hillview Community Center
Marie Godderis/Special to the Town Crier
The new Los Altos Community Center is beginning to take shape, with beam raising, roof framing and more structural tasks checked off the to-do list.

Construction on the Los Altos Community Center stopped for more than a month amid the shelter-in-place orders, but crews are now back at work on the civic center campus. 

According to an April report from Nova Partners – the city’s construction management contractor – remote coordination, procurement and design activities continued while the lockdown prohibited physical work. 

‘Too big of an ask’ Hills council slashes relief fund contribution

On the heels of a study session for their town’s 2020-2021 budget, Los Altos Hills council members Thursday denied a request from the city of Los Altos for a $250,000 small-business relief fund donation, choosing instead to give $5,000. 

Los Altos council dismisses emergency face-covering order

mask wearers
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A trio of masked women stroll down Main Street in downtown Los Altos Thursday.

The Los Altos City Council last week rejected a proposed emergency order that would have required residents to wear face coverings indoors when in public.

Los Altos Hills council ponders new restrictions on committee appointment, fixed-term memberships

In an effort to rein in town standing committees that have grown unwieldy, Los Altos Hills may soon require council appointment of associate members. The city council Thursday directed town staff to draft a committee charter resolution with language requiring appointment to serve as well as designation of fixed terms for associates.

Downtown streets eyed for closure

The push to improve business downtown has city leaders thinking outside the box – or at least outside the storefront. 

Commission weighs growth strategies amid new bills

The California State Legislature passed more than 100 housing laws in 2019 in an effort to address the housing crisis and encourage environmentally friendly development.

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