Letters to the Editor: Housing discussion, downtown litter

Housing discussion should be transparent

The Feb. 17 Town Crier article “‘A lot of damage done’: Council members spar over dubious housing report” shows how little progress we are making in improving transparency in city government.

This issue has been a major priority for Los Altos residents in both city council and city staff actions.

One of the most important issues facing all California cities is new state requirements under the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process that would require additional housing to be built. For Los Altos, this would mean an additional 20% of new housing would be needed.

Congratulations to Lynette Lee Eng and Anita Enander for presenting basic information on this complex issue at the last city council meeting. This information will lead to open community discussions on a subject that will impact all of us.

I’m afraid the other three council members still haven’t learned how important transparency is to all Los Altos residents.
Jim Jolly
Los Altos

Why the increase  in litter downtown?

Walking in downtown Los Altos nearly every day, we have noticed an alarming increase in the amount of litter on our streets.

Food debris, tissues and, of course, masks seem to be on every sidewalk or bench lately.

Our litter bins are still much in evidence, so who is causing this mess?

If it is our population of younger people, perhaps parents should remind their kids that littering is a habit that went out in the 1950s. If it is our adults – shame on you.

Please – put your rubbish in the trash cans, where it belongs!

Lizebeth Burch
Los Altos

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