February 28, 2023 Special City Council Meeting
On Tuesday this week, the City Council called a special City Council meeting to discuss what actions the Town can take to curve residential burglaries occurring in Los Altos Hills. The Council received a presentation from Public Safety consultant Brian Uhler, on the immediate, medium term, and long-term solutions that Town can take. The Council passed four motions that evening:
- Authorize the City Manager to negotiate a contract for private security in Town for the next 90 days, not to exceed $150,000;
- Increase the investigative hours dedicated to detective wok with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office with a full-time detective for 3-months;
- Engage in a community outreach campaign to educate residents on the crime trends in Town and what they can do to protect their property; and
- Direct the Sheriff's Office to include an additional full time deputy for the upcoming 2023-24 fiscal year.
A recording of the City Council Meeting can be seen here.
Public Service Announcement – Post Card coming to your mailbox
Be on the lookout for a City issued Postcard with information and instruction on what you can do in light of the recent trends in residential burglaries. Be vigilant, arm your home, protect your valuables, and don’t hesitate to call 911 if you see something suspicious.
HOLD THE DATE – March 15, 6PM - Housing Element and Builders Remedy Town Hall
The Town will be hosting a Town Hall to take questions and discuss our Housing Element, recent builders remedy applications submitted to the Town, and our efforts to comply with State Law while protecting local decision making and the character of our community. We have a panel of experts and a moderator to get through the 1-hour session. Stay tuned for virtual meeting instructions and details about how to submit questions.
Use Rodent exclusion not poison to reduce rodents
Midpen Regional Open Space recently reported a dead coyote and bobcat at Rancho San Antonio Preserve. The cause of death was rodenticide. These top predators provide invaluable services to our community by eating thousands of rodents a year. Rodent exclusion techniques, not poison, are best to keep rodents away. Read on