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Letters to the Editor

First Street Green a ‘gift’ from LACI

I have lived in Los Altos for many years and have been fortunate to raise my family here. The First Street Green is a welcome addition to downtown, and I fully support Los Altos Community Investments creating an environmentally friendly new office building and public plaza.

From time immemorial, cities and villages have had a central gathering place for all residents, ranging from a water well to a magnificent park. The First Street Green would fulfill that need for Los Altos. In addition, it would provide a community stage for our local groups to hold outdoor presentations, a seating area with comfortable chairs and tables for socializing and people-watching, a large natural grass lawn and a bonus of 40 more parking spaces.

Online Comments

Regarding “Downtown library would be a bold move” (Letters to the Editor, June 7): No city funds should pay for this. If some Silicon Valley fat cat wants to finance this, fine, but taxpayers already contribute to the library. – Steve Ly

Letter to the Editor: Consulting group offers online town hall

Community Insights Group is the team of “tech-savvy volunteers” who offer “an effective online polling program the city should take a hard look at,” as noted in the Town Crier’s May 31 editorial (“More public engagement for Hillview”).

We’re flattered by the compliment and in total agreement about the need for public engagement in community decisions, yet we can help our city do more. We see ourselves as facilitators of community collaboration who help create decisions community members can support.

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The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

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