Letters to the Editor – Week of Sept. 4

Women’s Caucus backs LASD-BCS conversation

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus is dedicated to increasing community engagement in our governing processes and spreading factual information about issues that are of importance to the Los Altos community.

Recently, on June 4, we sponsored a meeting to foster citizen understanding of the basic issues facing the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School. We felt there was a lack of information available to Los Altans on how the two systems function and interact and did our best to provide information about how each operates, the laws governing their operations and the impact each has on the other. About 100 people attended the meeting and learned about finances, student populations, Proposition 39 and its processes and requirements, governance of the two entities and how the education code provides for charter schools.


Letters to the Editor – Week of Aug. 28

Nix parcel tax and phase out value cap

Should we be phasing out the assessed value cap of Proposition 13 to raise revenue instead of adding a parcel tax? (“CUSD parcel tax headed to November ballot,” Aug. 7).

I work in the Santa Clara County Office of the Assessor. I speak to people frequently about their property taxes. If the Proposition 13 value cap was intended to help everyone, I can say with confidence that it has failed.

Letters to the Editor – Week of Aug. 21

Allow homeless students to sleep on campuses

We have read that nearly 20% of Foothill and De Anza students do not have housing. They couch surf or sleep in their cars.

We think it is a great idea to allow the homeless Foothill and De Anza students to park on campus in the designated parking lot(s). The fact that they are attending college is a positive indicator that they are trying to improve their lives. College is challenging enough for students without worrying about where they will sleep, shower and use toilets, as well as the safety factor.


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