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Temporary comfort: Los Altos plaza gets new gear

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A visitor to Veterans Community Plaza in Los Altos takes a snooze with the aid of the plaza’s new furniture.

Although the Los Altos City Council did not rank the Veterans Community Plaza Shade Structure Project as one of its top five priorities during a Capital Improvement Project discussion at its Sept. 24 meeting, city officials recognized the need to satisfy residents’ desire to improve the plaza and took action last week.

The city purchased and placed three 9-foot umbrellas, three 11-foot umbrellas, three umbrella stands and nine Adirondack chairs at the plaza, located at the intersection of Main and State streets. The cost of the upgrades totaled $14,525, according to city spokeswoman Erica Ray.

“The chairs and umbrellas can either be incorporated into the design of the Veteran’s Community Plaza Shade Structure Project if deemed appropriate or be repurposed at an alternate location,” Ray said. “The improvements provide additional shade and seating options for the comfort of both residents and visitors.”

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