Letters to the Editor: Week of July 11

Palo Alto should preserve joint animal services

I am disappointed that the Palo Alto City Council still has not approved a plan to contract with Pets In Need to provide animal care services.

When the city of Palo Alto conducted an audit of its animal services in 2015, it found that the shelter was cramped, unsanitary and potentially dangerous for animals.


Letters to the Editor: 10th site choice

Choice still not right for 10th site

What a shame that it has taken over half a year for the LASD finally to be realistic in selecting land for its 10th school north of ECR. They knew that trying to secure the Old Mill/Safeway site would entail eminent domain and probable lawsuits but went ahead anyway. 

I question why the LASD is choosing the Kohl’s property when there is a more desirable and safer location across Showers Drive at the Target property – one of the four sites originally considered. It is an acre larger; has good access into the property; has one owner in the Pear family; should provide ample parking for the school and parkland for this underserved area; and sits next to housing, not in a large, busy shopping center. 

Letters to the Editor: LAH roads, parks initiative

LAH should solve roads problem

Los Altos Hills has notoriously underspent on road maintenance over the last 40 years, giving itself a C+, all the while using the excuse that many of the roads in town were never “accepted” by the town and therefore the responsibility of the residents on those roads to maintain, including sending them threatening letters.

Yet, the town has been taxing those same residents for the past 40 years, lost records, changed the rules and now demands that those residents “prove to the town” that the roads are public or pay for the repairs themselves.


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