August 5, 2019 Special Meeting

At the Aug 5th Los Altos Special City Council meeting, the Mayor and the three City Council Members present (Anita Enander, Jan Pepper and Neysa Fligor) came prepared to enact a 5G wireless transmitter urgency ordinance. They had thoroughly reviewed the draft ordinance modeled after Mill Valley’s ordinance and had a number of amendments to offer and discussion of the intent of the language employed by BKK, the city’s outside counsel. In a marathon session, they went through each and every section of the ordinance and the two accompanying resolutions and passed amended versions unanimously. The ordinance has been deemed somewhat more restrictive than the Mill Valley ordinance and was drafted specifically for Los Altos. It went into effect immediately. The ordinance as passed by the City Council will be posted as soon as it is made available by the City.

In addition, Council Member Anita Enander provided a legislative update concerning certain housing bills pending in Sacramento. The Council voted unanimously to send letters to the appropriate legislators opposing SB330, AB1487, AB1763, AB68, AB881, AB13, and AB516. All of these bills would wrest control over zoning and housing decisions from local government.