Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks through Veterans Community Plaza in downtown Los Altos last week. The Los Altos City Council recently decided against spending $90,000 for two shade sails at the plaza. Council members will instead pursue less expensive options for providing shade and/or improvements at the plaza.
Los Altos City Council members determined last week that nearly $90,000 for installation of a shading apparatus at the downtown Veterans Community Plaza was too expensive, opting instead to pay for project designs they could review.
City staff, with support from Rotary Club of Los Altos members, recommended an $89,000 allocation to fund two large “shade sails” at the plaza at the Dec. 11 council meeting.