February 12 - 16


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A warm wish and a reminder Monday is Presidents Day and Town Hall is closed.

This week was primarily focused on the City Council meeting of February 15th, keep reading for a recap. I want to thank Arika Miller for preparing the RECAP.

If you haven't marked your calendar for the upcoming events keep reading to learn about three (3) coming your way.

We have some sad news to report from the Sheriff's Department as well as the report of a single residential burglary yesterday.

Have you seen our new Council Chambers' AV system?

Get ready another storm is on its way. Keep reading for a message from the National Weather Service and PG&E

See you around Town.

Warm Regards,


1. Presidents Day Greeting

As we approach the upcoming President's Day holiday, I wanted to take a moment to extend my warmest wishes to each and every one of you. This day serves as a time to reflect on the leaders who have shaped our great nation and the principles they have championed.

In the spirit of unity and civic engagement, let us come together as a community to honor the values that make our country strong. Whether you choose to spend the day with family, engage in community service, or simply take a moment of quiet reflection, I hope this holiday brings a sense of connection and pride in our shared heritage and confidence in the the great American experiment of democracy.

As we enjoy this long weekend, please be mindful of the diverse perspectives that enrich our community and contribute to Los Altos Hills. Let us continue to foster an environment of respect, understanding, and collaboration.

Wishing you all a joyful and meaningful President's Day!

2. February 15 City Council Meeting Recap

On February 15th, the Town held its regular City Council meeting. The Council had three closed session items with no reportable actions. Later, the Council recognized the 2023 Synopsys Championship winners and heard a presentation form the Los Altos Hills Amateur Radio Club.

The consent calendar was approve after a few comments on the newly adopted first of its kind - Energy Reach Code (Press Release), another ground breaking policy innovation - Generative AI Use Policy (Press Release), and Mid-Year Budget Recap. The council was very complimentary of staff and committees that worked collaboratively on all three of these efforts.

There was a robust discussion on the proposed Council Work Plan with a large focus on potentially adding broadband. Ultimately, the Council voted unanimously to approve the proposed work plan as well as everything on the consent calendar. A study session will be agendized to discuss broadband and the potential to add it to the Council Work Plan.

The Council then discussed improvement options to the Town Hall and eventually, with a 4-1 vote, agreed to Option A - to renovate the Parks and Recreating building (built in 1950’s) and approximately 2,100 square feet of the Town Hall interior space to accommodate more workspaces and to make modifications to the public

lobby and the front counter. More information can be found in the staff report (Item 15.A) in the February 15 Council Meeting agenda packet under Ongoing Business.

Jay Bradford, our Assistant Community Development Director, provided an update to the Council improvements made to the building division that included enhancements to the permitting technology and tracking system, as well as additional contract staffing to help with the increased workload.

City Attorney Mattas provided an update on the Brown Act and policies the Council has agreed to for remote and hybrid meetings. In summary, the Council continues to operate under the understanding that the City Council and Planning Commission have some flexibility to have its voting members meet virtually; however, the standing committees need to meet in person for purposes of establishing a quorum. Attendees, visitors, presenters, and staff can continue to participate virtually if that option exists.

The staff gave their oral reports.

And finally, the Council took action to sunset a number of AdHoc Committees, including the Broadband AdHoc Committee, and assigned the topic of broadband to the Technology Committee for consideration and discussion.

Meeting adjourned at 9:50PM

A copy of the RECAP can be reviewed here.

3. Upcoming Events

Family Game Night

Join Us for a Night of Fun and Games!

Looking for a fantastic way to connect with your family, friends, and neighbors? Look no further! Embrace the joy of laughter, competition, and camaraderie at our Family Game Night. Immerse yourself in an evening filled with board games, card games, and exciting challenges that guarantee non-stop entertainment for all ages. Whether you're a strategic mastermind or a laid-back player, there's something for everyone! Bring your family and friends and get ready to create unforgettable memories and forego new relationships with your neighbors.

Snacks and warm refreshments will be provided.


Space is limited. Please RSVP Here, at or (650)947-2518.

🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

🕒 Time: 6 – 9 PM

📍 Location:    Town Hall

                     26379 Fremont Road

                     Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Drive Thru-Shred Event

The Drive-Thru Shred Event is available to help residents responsibly destroy confidential documents. Residents are invited to bring up to 5 standard file boxes or 5 paper bags of documents to shred. The event is a free service for the residents of Los Altos Hills. Proof of residency will be required to access the event.


1. Remove documents from binders and binder clips as these can damage the equipment. 


2. Compile documents into file boxes or paper bags.


3. Place the documents in the trunk of your car for easy handoff at the drive-thru.


Credit cards & gift cards (packaged separately), paperclips, staples, and rubber bands are acceptable for shredding. Unacceptable items include (but not limited to): batteries, matches, electronics, metal, cardboard, binders, binder clips, x-rays, CD’s, DVD’s, plastic sleeves, e-waste, pens, etc. No garbage or non-paper items.


🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

🕒 Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

📍 Location:  Town Hall Parking Lot

                   26379 Fremont Road

                   Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

21st Annual Hoppin’ Hounds Biscuit Hunt

Gear up for the 21st annual Doggie Biscuit Hunt in Los Altos Hills! Join the furry frenzy as you and your dog explore Byrne Preserve on the quest for scrumptious, dog-healthy biscuits. Before the hunt, mingle with fellow pet parents at a coffee bar serving delightful human treats. Wagging tails are guaranteed at this on-leash event dedicated to supporting the Palo Alto Animal Shelter by Pets in Need. Secure your spot in advance by registering at for a day of tail-wagging, biscuit-hunting fun!

🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024 

🕒 Time: 9:00-10:30 AM 

📍 Location:  Bryne Preserve Open Space

                   27210 Altamont Road

                   Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

💲 Fee: $10 per entry, proceeds benefit Pets in Need’s Palo Alto Animal Shelter

4. Sheriff's Update

Residential Burglaries

Between 2/5 and today we had 1 residential burglary.

A residential burglary occurred on Feb 15, 2024 within the 13000 block of La Cresta Drive at some point between 1430 and 1840 hours. The victim retuned home and noticed her rear glass door was shattered and her residence was ransacked. The victim estimated that approximately $15,000 in jewelry was stolen during the commission of the crime.

Check the Sheriff's reports for detailed reports through February 11

Residential Burglaries are still a concern so don't let your guard down. Continue to harden your homes, stay alert, report suspicious behavior, and form a Neighborhood Watch Group

Fatal Accident

Los Altos P.D. and Palo Alto P.D. responded to an auto-bicyclist accident on southbound Foothill Expressway north of the Adobe Creek (north of Old Oak Court).


It was later determined that this portion of the roadway is in Los Altos Hills jurisdiction and the investigation was turned over to SCCSD. Unfortunately, bicyclist succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the auto is cooperating with the investigation.


The Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team will be on site gathering evidence. The event number is 24-044-0173L. 

5. Council Chamber AV Progress

This week we had two live runs of the new AV system in our Council chambers. Although we are working out some kinks the system is a vast improvement from what we had. Please join me in thanking our contractor Coda and our City Clerk for helping make this a reality.

6. PG&E and National Weather Service Storm Warning

We are currently tracking another storm that will be entering the territory during this President’s Day Weekend (Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19th).

• System 1 will bring periods of moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds on Saturday

• System 2 brings additional wind/rain Sunday and Monday, with rain lingering into at least Tuesday

They expect moderate to heavy precipitation with gusty winds. Please know that PG&E is once again preparing for any adverse weather that can pose outage impacts to customers. 

Customers can view real-time outage information at PG&E’s online outage center by searching by specific address, city or county. They are urging their customers to ensure their contact information is up to date in their account so that that they can share updates with them as soon as possible. Additionally, please share PG&E’s Emergency Planning ( with residents on how to prepare in advance of any type of emergency.

Be sure to register for emergency alerts. Go here to learn more

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