Myth: How does this affect the Downtown Visioning process?
Fact: Our current Mayor Mordo was the Council’s lead speaker for Measure A, a bond measure to authorize the City to borrow $65 million to fund over $100 million in improvements to the Hillview Community Center. After being resoundingly rejected by over 70% of Los Altos voters, he has now turned to what he calls “monetizing” the City’s land to generate money and promote private development. That means selling, leasing, or entering into unknown public-private partnerships where ownership or long-term control of the property is lost to public use. He led the Council in adopting the Downtown Vision plan that would replace most parking plazas with commercial development. Unlike the bond measure, this could be done without voter approval – unless Measure C is passed.