Los Altos City Council Meetings June 2018

June 12, 2018 The City Council adopted the ordinance establishing Affordable Housing Impact Fees for residential and non-residential development. The fees would generate money for the city to use toward Affordable Housing initiatives.  The City Council adopted a measure that may provide additional revenue for the city by placing on the November general election ballot … Continue reading Los Altos City Council Meetings June 2018

Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings May & June 2018

Enrollment Priorities Trustees approved the recommended enrollment priorities drafted by the Enrollment Priorities Task Force.  The new Administrative Regulation No. 5115 will go into effect in the 2019-2020 school year and give first priority for enrollment to students who reside in a neighborhood’s school boundaries.  Second priority will be given to students who are the … Continue reading Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings May & June 2018

Bullis Charter School Meeting June 2018

June 18, 2018: The Bullis board accomplished its four agendized tasks for this meeting: [1] On a third reading, the board unanimously approved its Local Control Accountability Plan. [2] At its second reading, the board unanimously approved its 2018-19 school budget; [3] It had a lengthy and thoughtful discussion about board officers. Noting that their … Continue reading Bullis Charter School Meeting June 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Board Meeting 5/7/18 Two presentations were made that showed trustees what the schools are doing to promote excellent education.  1. Performing Arts LAHS and MVHS Performing arts departments offer instrumental choral, drama, and dance courses. Classes range from open-to-everyone, audition, and touring and competition opportunities. To address challenges, LAHS requests more building and storage space … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Los Altos City Council Meetings May 2018

May 8, 2018 If adopted, an Affordable Housing Impact Fee would generate funds for the city to stimulate production of or enhancement of affordable housing. Keyser Marston Associates, a joint jurisdictional study by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, supports adoption. Such fees are established by the City Council, based on gross square footage, and paid … Continue reading Los Altos City Council Meetings May 2018

Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings April 2018

MVWSD Board Meetings, April 5th and 19th, 2018 In April the Mountain View Whisman School District Trustees reviewed the first and second trimester benchmark assessment results and took an in depth look at the 2017-2018 English Learner Board Goal. Benchmark Assessment Report The Benchmark Assessments are created by the district’s Assessment Task Force, a group … Continue reading Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings April 2018

Mountain View City Council Meetings March & April 2018

Update on Initiatives to Assist Homeless and Consideration of Parking Enforcement Options On March 6, the City Council received an update on many initiatives previously approved to assist homeless people in Mountain View. A biannual count conducted Countywide revealed that the homeless population increased from 276 in 2015 to 416 in 2017. The Council voted … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meetings March & April 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018

This meeting was notable because it showcased two methods the MVLA School District uses to try to improve student achievement. As always, it was demonstrated that while MVHS and LAHS work together, each school has its own specific approach to topics and these approaches are often dependent on the teachers leading the way. Both of … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District March 2018

March 12, 2018 The board passed the Resolution on Student Safety, which states (in part): MVLA district holds regular drills, works with local agencies to take any threats of violence seriously, and fosters a positive school climate, free from harassment and violence.  The district urges the state of California and the U.S. Congress to invest … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District March 2018

Los Altos City Council Meeting March 2018

March 13, 2018 The City Council adopted the Historic Preservation Amendment and the Zoning Code amendments pertaining to accessory structures in residential districts, both discussed at previous meetings. The ordinance to amend accessory dwelling units (ADU) regulations discussed at a previous meeting was remanded again to the staff and Planning Comission for further study and … Continue reading Los Altos City Council Meeting March 2018