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City of Los Altos Overview

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Address:   1 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022


Like many Silicon Valley towns, Los Altos was once a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad. Now this bucolic burg is bypassed by Interstate 280, which offers residents a scenic commute to jobs in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. For those lucky enough to work at home (or not work at all), the city’s seven square miles are replete with parks, recreational amenities, and seven shopping districts. Incorporated in 1952, Los Altos is a general law city with a city manager who is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for city's 130 employees. In addition, some 200 residents volunteer their time, including service on appointed commissions and committees.

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City Council

Council meetings take place the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings can be viewed on Comcast Channel 26 or live-streamed from the city website.

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90 Units of All-Affordable Housing Coming to Los Altos


Welton Jordan of the nonprofit EAH Housing expresses gratitude for the “opportunity and privilege to deliver the first 100 percent affordable housing development to Los Altos and its residents.”

2022: The Year in Review


The year was transitional and eventful, with land-use matters dominating local news. Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View all struggled to produce updated housing elements that included significant increases in the number of mandated new units.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Historical Commission Meeting
Monday March 27 2023   7:00 PM

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Los Altos City Council Meeting
Tuesday March 28 2023   7:00 PM

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Complete Streets Commission Meeting
Wednesday March 29 2023   5:30 PM

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Senior Commission Meeting
Monday April 3 2023   3:30 PM

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