Neighborhood Watch Groups
In response to the increase in residential burglaries, the Sheriff’s Office has been meeting with active Neighborhood Watch Groups to discuss this recent crime trend and provide tips on how property owners can protect their homes. If any resident would like to set up a Neighborhood Watch Group in their area of Town, please reach out to Town Staff Cody Einfalt, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Community Discussion on Fiber
The Town has engaged a Broadband Consultant, Government Technology Group, LLC, to complete a Strategic Broadband Feasibility Study for Los Altos Hills. One part of their study includes outreach to residents to gage their current internet connectivity and their thoughts on how the Town can improve the availability of fiber internet. All residents are welcome to participate in the Community Discussion on Fiber taking place October 5th at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, where residents can join in person at the Council Chambers or online via Zoom. A postcard with instructions on how to join the meeting is on its way to all residents in Town to advertise the event.
Vector Control Mosquito Treatment in Los Altos Hills
The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District has detected positive West Nile virus mosquitoes in a small area of the 94040, 94024, and 94087 ZIP-codes that includes parts of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills, and Sunnyvale. They conducted a mosquito control treatment on Thursday, September 22.
Saturday, October 8 from 2-4 pm at Grant Parks Community Center 1575 Holt Avenue, Los Altos
Co-sponsored by the Town of Los Altos Hills, City of Los Altos Recreation Department, Los Altos Hills County Fire District, Santa Clara County Fire Department. A special thank you to Friends of the Los Altos Library for generously funding this event. The GoGoBiblio will be in attendance for book checkouts!
Stanford Community Plan Update Comes to Board of Supervisors on 9/27 and 10/18
Board of Supervisors will be reviewing the Draft Stanford Community Plan and providing direction to County staff on Tuesday 9/27 with a second session scheduled for 10/18. We encourage Los Altos Hills residents to provide input with the Board, so the community’s concerns can be taken into account.
There are two ways to do this:
1) Submit written comments to email@example.com
2) Provide comments in real time by joining the meeting. If you provided comments for the HLUET meeting, simply forwarding those comments for the BOS meeting should be adequate.
This link goes to the BOS agenda where there are instructions for participating and you will also find a link to the agenda: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx.
Updates from PG&E and the Governor’s Office on Climate Goals
On Friday Sept16, 2022 Governor Newsom signed a sweeping package of legislation meant to help cut pollution and accelerate California’s ongoing transition to clean energy. PG&E coordinated with GM, Ford, Sunrun and Dcbel to bring together the EVs and bi-directional charging displays for the bill-signing event on Friday. Please also see the linked PG&E’s climate goals fact sheet.
National Preparedness Month Virtual Town Hall on Emergency Preparedness and Wildfire Resources Hosted by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
September is National Preparedness Month. Hear from experts on what you can do to prepare in the event of an emergency. Special guests will include: Senator Brian Jones, California Earthquake Authority, San Diego County FIRE, FEMA among others this will be held on Tuesday, September 27th 2022 at 6:00 pm. To register visit here.
Planning and Building
Code Enforcement Cases*
*September 16-22, 2022
Public Hearings on Development Projects
No public hearings were held during this report period.
Modernizing the Town’s Permitting System:
Staff continue to improve customer service for the residents. It is now possible to make online payments via etrakit for your planning and building permits. Upon submitting your application, we send you an invoice for the required fees along with a guide on how to make a payment via etrakit.
Today is Public Works Director Oscar Antillon last day with the Town of Los Altos Hills. We wish him all the best on his new adventures in the Seattle area.
2022 Pavement Rehabilitation and Drainage Improvement Project
Construction started on 9/12 and complete by the end of October 2022. For the areas of work please follow this link
Town Hall Addition
Engineering is currently working with the contractor to finalize the construction schedule for the Town Hall renovation project. The tentative start date is in November.
Prop 68 Concession Building Pre-Construction Walkthrough
Staff had a pre-construction meeting with the contractor at the job site on Wednesday, 9/21. The contractor will finalize the construction schedule and submit it to Engineering for approval.
Tree Assessment Survey
The tree assessment scope has been compiled, as well as a list of potential arborists. Looking to reach out to some arborists to determine capacity and availability.
"I want to thank you for opening the path between Barley Hill and 280. It is a path that I had used for over 20 years both on horseback and by foot and then it was taken off the walking map in 2005. It is wonderful to be able to use it once again." Resident, Carol Gottlieb
Staff is finalizing the design and developing construction drawings to include a revised alignment, profile, and cross sections.
Encroachment Permits: 3
Sewer Permits Issued: 1
After hours or weekend callouts: 0
Fallen trees/major limbs down: 0
- Installed leaves and relocated Pop-Up Frame Near Byrne Preserve
- ROW brushing, clearing, and tree trimming
- Purissima Park: trash pickup, turf mowing, and riding arena dragging
Finance, Human Resources, IT Services
Human Resources Open Recruitments
- Processed 1 invoices in the amount of $150.00.
- Received $121,302 in cash receipts and/or electronic funds transfer (EFT).
- Processed payroll with a liability of $101,310.
Maintenance Seasonal Help in Public Works. Recruitment open until filled.
Maintenance Worker I or II. Recruitment open until filled.
Accounting Technician. Recruitment open until filled.
Deputy Building Official/Plan Examiner. Recruitment open until filled.
Community Events & Activities.
Sign up for the Parks and Recreation mailing list here
. Drive Thru Shred Event
Takes place at the Town Hall parking lot tomorrow Saturday, September 24, 8-11am. Touch a Truck
Saturday, October 1, 9-11 am at Town Hall Parking Lot
Do you know a kid (of any age) who loves trucks? This is their chance to learn hands-on how they work and take pictures with trucks that service the Town of Los Altos Hills. Trucks attending: Town of Los Altos Hills Public Works, Santa Clara County Fire, Santa Clara County Sheriff, and GreenWaste Recovery, and Palo Alto Animal Services! Adult Horseback RidingA fully registered Adult Horseback Riding Camp at Westwind Community Barn concluded on Thursday.
Sheriff's Weekly Report
Visit the link to view the Sheriff's weekly report for September 12-18, 2022.
The Sheriff’s weekly report is always for the week prior to the City Manager’s report
September Coffee with the Sheriff:
On Tuesday, September 20, the Sheriff’s Office facilitated the monthly “Coffee with the Sheriff” virtual meeting with Town residents. Questions from the community included:
- Residential burglaries and home safety
- Recent mail thefts
- Update on ALPR information and procedures
- Noise complaints and how to report them
- Town parking regulations
The Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Town of Los Altos Hills, holds monthly “Coffee with the Sheriff” meetings on the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. You can find information on how to attend these meetings by signing up for the City Manager’s Weekly Report on the Town website. Please join us at our next Coffee with the Sheriff meeting, set to take place via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 2pm.