Letters to the Editor - Week of Jan. 23

Progressive agenda causes friction

Regarding Paul Boetius’ “Other Voices” column on accessory dwelling units (“City’s accessory dwelling unit claims contradict facts,” Jan. 9), I would like our city council members to individually respond to the charges made by Mr. Boetius as to the veracity of his statements and why, if he is correct, Los Altos is making code and ordinance changes that were falsely presented to the citizens as factual – changes that most people don’t either know about or want.

It seems to me there is friction between some of the city management staff and our city council members, whereby the city employees either have their own agenda to change our character, don’t understand our city, don’t understand the law or just plain don’t like the fact that housing prices may not allow them to live here. I don’t know where their loyalty lies, but it would be wise if our city council objectively looked at the people in key positions and figure out what is going on.


Letters to the Editor - Week of Jan. 16

Thanks to Los Altos Mayor Lynette Lee Eng and Councilwoman Anita Enander for alerting us to the loss of local control and quality of life inherent in the CASA Housing Compact (“Cities brace for proposed housing legislation,” Dec. 26).

The CASA roster comprises 53 individuals appointed by the (retiring) Metropolitan Transportation Commission director. The group is dominated by housing developers, the building industry and pro-growth advocates. Google and Facebook – two companies whose unmitigated office growth created the housing problem – are also repre- sented.

Letters to the Editor - Week of Jan. 9

City streets don’t need additional night lights

In a letter to the editor, a citizen injured in a fall while walking at night blames the city’s poor street lighting (“Poor lighting poses public-safety danger,” Dec. 19).

Excuse me? Darkness at night comes with living on Earth.


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