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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Planning Commission

The Los Altos Planning Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Recent Announcements

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City of Los Altos Announces New Partnership for False Alarm Reduction Program

Los Altos, Calif. April 13, 2024 The city of Los Altos has partnered with Alarm Program Systems to manage the City's False Alarm Reduction Program, a program enacted to decrease false alarm responses attributed to faulty equipment and user error.
04/19/2024

City of Los Altos Announces Self-Serve Compost Station Availability for 2024

Los Altos, Calif. April 6, 2024 The city of Los Altos is introducing an updated compost program for 2024. The self-serve compost station will return for three weeks: Wednesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 25 Wednesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 20 Wednesday, September 11 - Thursday, September 19 During these allotted times, it will be open 24/7 and will …
04/19/2024

City of Los Altos Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence in Budgeting

Los Altos, Calif. March 1, 2024 The city of Los Altos has received two awards for excellence in budget presentation for its FY23-24 budget, the first year Los Altos utilized the zero-based budgeting method. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded Los Altos the Award of Distinguished Budget Presentation, and the California Society of …
03/02/2024

Related News

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04/03/2024
The Los Altos City Council approved a new fee schedule for building, engineering and planning services after discovering it had been undercharging by up to $1.9M annually.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Altos Town Crier...

03/26/2024
Los Altos is making incremental improvements to the downtown with new trash bins, e-bike stations, solar lighting and the introduction of "parklets."

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01/28/2024
The Los Altos City Council has denied Councilmember Lynette Lee Eng’s request to go on a $3,000 city-funded trip to a conference in Washington, D.C.

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01/25/2024
A Los Altos shopping center on El Camino Real that was engulfed by a fire on Christmas Day just entered its first phase of demolition.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Altos Town Crier...

01/16/2024
Although the front portion of 4600 El Camino Real has been cleared for demolition, crews postponed scheduled work. No official reason was given for the delay or when demolition could begin.
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