January 22 - 26


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City Manager’s Note

Hello Neighbors,

Welcome to the Weekly, your source for News in the Town of Los Altos Hills.

We are just under 600 subscribers of the Weekly since our last publication. Thank you for spreading the word by having your neighbors, LAH friends, and affiliates sign up. We share important news that your neighbors need to know.

Are you part of a neighborhood watch group? Consider sharing the sign up link in your WhatsApp or Text group.

We have another reminder for all of those interested or know of people who are interested in ham radio. Keep reading.

Keep reading for updates on special events coming your way.

Please note that the Game Night has been rescheduled to March.

We have some important updates from the Sheriff about residential burglaries and other crime trends as well as some good news about ALPR Data Sharing. Keep reading for more.

Last Tuesday the Council held the Goal Setting Study Session and thanks to the input from the community, committees, commissions, and staff we have a draft work plan that will go to the City Council for approval in February.

See you around Town.

Warm Regards,


1. Recruiting HAM Radio Club Members

Interested in ham radio? Come join the Los Altos Hills Amateur Radio Club (LAHARC) at its inaugural meeting at 7:00 PM on January 30, 2024, at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall located at 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. All hams and those interested in ham radio are welcome to join. Meet your fellow hams, learn about radio topics, participate in club social activities, and help serve the community. The club serves the Los Altos Hills County Fire District area encompassing Los Altos Hills and parts of Los Altos and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Please visit for more information and to sign up for our mailing list. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Help spread the word!

2. Upcoming Events

Family Game Night RESCHEDULED

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 to or (650)947-2518 


🗓️ NEW DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2024

🕒 Time: 7 – 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

Hoppin’ Hounds 

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 

3. Sheriff's Update

Residential Burglaries

Between 1/15 - Today we had one Residential Burglary. The one event will be published in next week's SCCSD Weekly Report.

On 1/22 the SCCSD responded to a report of a residential burglary on the 13000 block of E. Sunset Drive. The home is under construction, unoccupied and the suspects stole construction tools. Flock ALPR has a potential suspect that Detectives will follow up on. Event 24-022-0062L 

Check the sheriff's report for all criminal activity between 1/15 - 1/21

ALPR Data Sharing Approved By County

The County Board of Supervisors took action to amend the Use Policy of ALPR Data at their meeting on January 23. The staff report can be viewed here. The video can be seen here. Special thanks to Rajiv Bhateja for spearheading a petition.

The county has not yet released a press release and we have yet to revise our ALPR policy now that the County revised theirs. Regardless, this is a great first step in getting more use from our ALPR system but stay tuned for more updates as this makes its way into implementation.

Crime Trends

Even though residential burglaries are trending down we should continue to stay vigilant. Harden your home, form a neighborhood watch group, and follow this link to learn how to keep your home safe.

If you missed it last week another concerning trend is identity theft. See the following informational graphics.

4. Council Goal Setting Meeting

2024-25 Council Workplan Study Session Recap

On January 23rd this week, the City Council held its annual Priority Setting Session to discuss the Work Plan for the next two years. The Council decided to maintain the same four priority areas 1) Maintaining quality of life and community character 2) Promoting public safety 3) Increasing effective service delivery and governance and 4) Protecting and maintaining Town infrastructure. The 2-year Work Plan included a total of 63 key projects which included 138 milestones. The proposed workplan considered feedback from all the committees, commissions, council, community, and staff. The final plan will be on the February agenda for adoption.

A recording of the meeting is on the Town’s website, accessible here, as well as the staff report and full Work Plan

2023 In Review

In 2023 the one-year Workplan adopted by the council included a total of 47 key projects made up of 92 individual milestones. As detailed in Tuesday's report staff completed 60 of those individual milestones. They included things such as adopting the housing element, adopting reach codes, conducting an emergency drill, preparing a broadband feasibility study, and more.

Sheriff's Report

Planning and Building

CM Signing Authority Log

Job Opportunities

Public Works

Volunteer Opportunities

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