Letters to the Editor

Cyclist longs for day leaf blowers banned

I’m disappointed that the Los Altos Hills City Council decided against banning gas-powered leaf blowers, especially given the current data regarding the extreme noise levels and health risks associated with these blowers (“LAH council throttles proposed leaf-blower ban,” Jan. 31).

According to the article, the noise emitted by the “two-stroke” machines is 100,000 times louder than Los Altos Hills’ 50-decibel exterior noise-level standard. In addition, gas-powered leaf blowers are linked to cardiovascular disease and lung cancer due to their stirring up of particulate matter. Furthermore, their carbon dioxide-emitting engines contribute to climate change, which also can have serious health consequences for humans.


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‘LASD cuts, BCS chooses’

In my house, many disputes are settled expeditiously with the practice of “You cut, I choose.” This method promotes equality through game theory and decades of practice with many of the highest stakes and crucial disputes settled across America, mostly between kids.

If the Los Altos School District was committed to finding a solution, including a permanent site for Bullis Charter School, this approach could be used to settle matters once and for all.

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Put 10th school site in Mountain View

Why should Los Altos absorb the proposed 10th school site and/or a reconfiguration of Egan Junior High, Bullis Charter School and/or Covington School?

The city of Mountain View has acted irresponsibly by building and continuing to build high-density apartment buildings with no regard for the impact on resources (automobile and pedestrian traffic, water, sewage, parking, schools, police and fire service, etc.).


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