Letters to the Editor - week of Nov. 7

Resident clarifies stand on cannabis cultivation

The Oct. 17 Town Crier article “Los Altos City Council passes pot ordinance – stench remains” attributed some comments to me that were not entirely accurate.

On Oct. 9, the city council was considering a proposed ordinance that bans outdoor cultivation of cannabis and allows indoor cultivation of up to six cannabis plants per residence. California state law allows municipalities to ban outdoor cultivation – one important reason being that odors many people find disagreeable are emitted by cannabis plants while being cultivated – but in effect requires (thanks to Proposition 64, passed in 2016) that cities allow residents to cultivate as many as six cannabis plants indoors in a private residence or “fully enclosed and secure” accessory structure.


Letters to the Editor - week of Oct. 31

Note: This online version includes additional letters that were not included in the print edition due to lack of space.

LA acting in ‘bad faith’ on ADU ordinances

I read with interest Jerry Clements’ “Other Voices” column in the Oct. 17 Town Crier (“The double-talk ordinances”). I am in support of his article and would like to share additional information on the subject.

I’ve been a resident of Los Altos for over 25 years. I am an engineer by training and read the new state law on accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The state law does not impose on cities the requirement this city has claimed to justify the changes they passed regulating ADUs and accessory structures.

Election 2018: Paid Political Endorsement Letters - Week of Oct. 31

Fligor: Extraordinary candidate for council

We are fortunate this election to have an extraordinary candidate for Los Altos City Council.

Neysa Fligor has life experiences that prepared her well for the council. She worked as a lawyer for Santa Clara County, learning local government functions; served on the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors, where she learned basics of governance; and was chair of the Los Altos Parks and Recreation Commission, giving her the perspective of a council advisory body. The Recreation Commission oversees senior and teen programs, giving her an appreciation for these demographics. 


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