MV mayor affirms Paris accord goals

In response to the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg signed the Climate Mayor Statement during a city council meeting June 6.

Mayors who sign the statement vow to continue addressing climate change and uphold the climate-change goals set in the Paris agreement.

'Lots' of potential Parking areas present opportunity for growth without height

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
The city of Morgan Hill built a central parking garage before seeking investment in the rest of its city-owned lots. Many Los Altos residents think such a recipe could help create a more vibrant downtown environment featuring a theater or library.

Several Los Altos residents, activists and developers have set their sights on bringing more feet to downtown streets, pinpointing city-owned parking lots as potential sites for amenities such as affordable housing or a theater.

Few people who frequent downtown, however, would sacrifice any currently available parking.

LAH council reviews town analysis results this week

Los Altos Hills has too many advisory committees and too many members on those committees, according to a consulting firm report the city council will formally review at its monthly meeting Thursday.

In fact, the number of advisory bodies (17) and appointees (181) in Los Altos Hills is the highest among seven comparable Silicon Valley municipalities – including Los Altos, Atherton and Half Moon Bay – and roughly double the average of those peer towns, reported Management Partners, the San Jose-based consulting company the town hired in March to evaluate town operations.

LAH officials drive to alter commuters' 'Waze'

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Commuters drive east on Arastradero Road past the Page Mill Road intersection. The “No Thru Traffic” sign pictured is one of three recently installed at key entryways to Los Altos Hills to prevent cut-through traffic.

For years, Interstate 280 commuters have relied on Los Altos Hills surface streets as shortcuts to avoid one of the highway’s most infamous bottlenecks: the southbound squeeze from four lanes to three between the El Monte Avenue and Magdalena Avenue exits.

So bad is the afternoon jam that motorists entering the interstate at Magdalena can rely on open roads to Cupertino and beyond, thanks to all that merging mayhem just to the north.

El Camino Healthcare District board member Chiu resigns

Dennis Chiu resigned from his positions on the five-member, publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors and the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors, effective June 30.

According to Chiu, other responsibilities prevent him from being able to devote time to the district and hospital boards.

Trump is talk of Eshoo town hall at Foothill

Courtesy of Emma Crisci
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks at a town hall Saturday at Foothill College. Approximately 200 people attended the event.

Fresh off a tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo spoke Saturday morning at a town hall meeting at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where President Donald Trump was the main topic of conversation.

Eshoo (D-18th District), who represents Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, charged that Trump interfered in the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

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