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Letters to the Editor

Downtown park would be community asset

I am writing to express my excitement about the prospect of a permanent open space downtown, as proposed by Los Altos Community Investments (LACI).

By the time this letter is published, I hope the Los Altos City Council will have approved negotiating with LACI to construct this park.


Letters to the Editor

Smaller dams would better serve flood control

According to the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s map, the district has the responsibility of controlling the flash flooding of Steven’s Creek and Permanente Creek. As a result, the district has a plan to make a detention basin at Rancho San Antonio Park. This $50 million project is slated to start this month, as reported in the Town Crier.

If you are familiar with Rancho San Antonio Park, you will notice, looking at maps of the detention pond area, that at least one-quarter of that mapped area is steep hillside (the east side of the project pond).

Letters to the Editor

Consider impact of First Street Park

Although the proposed First Street park looks attractive initially, I do have concerns regarding this development. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the plans when they were on display. However, my understanding was that underground parking would replace the existing spaces and a green open area would create the park.

The local impact: loss of parking for an indeterminate period during construction; escalation of noise; additional congestion if the park becomes a site for outdoor daytime and evening events; and need for a higher level of security at night.


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