Los Altos council resolution introduction prompts Measure C stir

The Los Altos City Council Sept. 25 voted 4-1 to adopt the introduction and waive further readings of amendments to the city’s general plan and zoning code regarding voter approval of the sale, transfer of title or redesignation of city-owned land with a “parks” or “other open space” designation on the land-use policy map.

Water district weighs customer rate increase

Purissima Hills Water District customers attending a rate hike meeting Oct. 10 have the opportunity to influence their monthly bill’s trajectory – and the district’s ability to fund infrastructure upgrades officials say are critical to preventing future water main breaks in Los Altos Hills.

“We have probably more people that have driven by a main break in the last two months than in the last three or four years,” said Steve Jordan, president of the district’s board of directors. “We’ve had so many.”

Los Altos police arrest 5 juveniles in residential burglary

Los Altos police arrested five teenagers Sept. 28 after a resident reported a possible forced entry at a neighbor’s house on the 200 block of Galli Drive.

The resident called police at 12:17 p.m. to alert them to suspicious activity, providing dispatchers with the suspects’ description and an associated vehicle.

Los Altos City Council gives staff direction on street shoulder policy, requests "balance"

Four members of the Los Altos City Council offered their opinions, many of which echoed each other, on the Street Shoulder Improvement Policy during a joint study session with the Planning and Transportation commissions Sept. 25.

Measure C opponent files complaint with FPPC

An opponent of Los Altos’ Measure C filed a complaint with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission against one of the initiative’s founders, claiming the proponent failed to disclose a related survey and its origins in Sept. 27 campaign filings. 

Former city manager joins fire district in new role

Jo Anne “J.” Logan’s new employment won’t take her far afield from her current one; Los Altos’ assistant city manager has accepted the position of general manager for the Los Altos Hills County Fire District.

“I’m inspired by this opportunity,” Logan said in a press release. “I think it brings into focus the best of my skills, experiences and training.”

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