Los Altos Opinions Exchange
Other Downtown Issues
Issue: Downtown Parking
Date of Posting:9/7/98
Author: King Lear
Lets use this category for other issues downtown, in addition to parking. For example, there are many opinions on the types of retail establishments and designs allowed for storefronts.
In general, I am against trying to control what types of businesses we have. I am not in favor of trying to be smarter than the free market. However, we can certainly encourage desirable businesses to consider a downtown Los Altos location when a lease is available.
If the style of some of the new storefronts, including restuarants, is not pleasing, we can review the design rules for new businesses to ensure that the character of the Downtown area does not change for the worse. This would obviously be a public process.
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