City Council

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 – Forum Sept. 17

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018, Bruce Barton, Dave Price
Reporters Dave Price, Bruce Barton and Emma Talon interviewed the candidates
Written by lalahpolitico

If you missed the live event featuring the Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 at the Los Altos High School Eagle Auditorium Sept. 17, you can view video snippets now. The audio is excellent and the video blends five camera angles. It’s pretty exciting.

Wait! There’s more. The event was divided into 26 segments according to the question/topic being posed to the  Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018. That means you can pick and choose a la carte what to view. Which one to five+ minutes do you want to view?

See the full google menu at the following link – it is a google playlist. 

OR in what follows, Lalahpolitico has selectively included links to her favorite SIX questions, six video snippets.

This article is a quick read preview list of ALL the questions.


Los Altos City Council
Candidates 2018 —
2 of 5 Candidates will be elected

Below you can quickly read what Questions were asked and answered. You can see in which order the five Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 responded. Then you can go to the Google Youtube page link above and zero in on your favs.

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018, Teresa Morris, Anita Enander, Jean Mordo, Nancy Bremeau, Neysa Fligor

One Sept. 17 Question: How many hours a month do you expect to spend on City Council business if elected? Looks like Nancy Bremeau expects to be a workhorse! Left to right…60, 60-80, 100-120, 200, 50.

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 seated left to right as decided by a coin toss 

Teresa Morris [Yes on Measure C ‘party’] Anita Enander  [Yes on Measure C ‘party’] Jean Mordo [No on Measure C ‘party’] Nancy Bremeau [No on Measure C ‘party’] Neysa Fligor [No on Measure C ‘party’]

Moderator: Robin Abrams

Questioners:
Dave Price, Daily Post
Bruce Barton, Los Altos Town Crier
Emma, Los Altos High School Talon
Elizabeth Ward, Director Los Altos History Museum

Robin Abrams, Los Altos, Eagle Auditorium

The event Moderator was Robyn Abrams.




LIST OF QUESTIONS ASKED Of
Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 2018
Part 1

Question 0 – Intros: Teresa M., Anita E., Jean M., Nancy B., Neysa F.

Question 1: Barton: If you could accomplish one thing during your term, what would it be?   

Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa 

Dave Price of the Daily Post asks about the Downtown Vision

Dave Price of the Daily Post asks Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018 about the Downtown Vision

Question 2: Price: What do you think of the Downtown Visionhttps://youtu.be/iab9IMFAFEU?t=19s

Two candidates have doubts about the plan. Ones say we must redo and extend the outreach even more.

 

Question 3: Emma: What does a ‘vibrant” downtown mean to you? What features would it host for youth?

Question 4: Barton: What is your position on Measure C? https://youtu.be/TvW_h7uB-1w?t=29s

Nancy Jean Anita Teresa Neysa

Question 5: Price: What do you think of City Manager Chris Jordan’s 9 out of 10 days workweek schedule?

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Emma, writer for the Talon the Los Altos High School newspaper

Emma, writer for the Talon – the Los Altos High School newspaper questions the Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018

Question 6: Emma: What do you think of High-Density along El Camino? What would you do for affordable housinghttps://youtu.be/Apung8VLU50?t=20s

Jean Nancy Neysa Anita Teresa

Question 7: How would you work with NIMBYs?

Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa

All candidates ok delivery, but not sale

Question 8: Do you favor retail sales of marijuana in Los Altos? Do you use it regularly?

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Question 9: Would you favor a city restriction on the idling of vehicles on city streets to reduce air pollution?

??Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa

Question 10: As a council member, do you think it is better to compromise to have a unanimous decision or would you vote No when you don’t get certain things you want? https://youtu.be/CfA0MCsMGTs?t=16
Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Question 11: What would you do about student drop-off traffic at our schools, it’s not green and it’s not safe?

Nancy Jean Neysa Anita Teresa

School drop off traffic concerns both neighbors and parents who fear for child safety

Question 12: Price: What is your philosophical position on Road-Diets’ the narrowing of roads?

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Question 13: Emma:  What is the role and the value of the Press today?

Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa





BREAK
Audience stands up to “answer” questions

Why did you move to Los Altos? For Schools? To be close to work? to be close to family?
Do you have school age children
Do you think traffic safety is the number one problem
Did you attend a City Council meeting in the last year
Did you watch a City Council meeting on the internet in the last year
Do you receive email updates from the City
Do you receive the City Managers weekly update report?
Do you read it?
Do you or you and a child bike to downtown in the last year?
Did you visit the library in the last month
Did you vote in the 2014 election?
Did you know that in 2014 there were 19000 registered voters in the City of Los Altos boundaries and 7000 of them did NOT vote?


LIST OF QUESTIONS ASKED Of
Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018
Part 2

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018, Elizabeth Ward, Los Altos History Museum

Elizabeth Ward, Director of the Los Altos History Museum asks a question of Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018

Question 14: Elizabeth Ward: What should the City do about the proposed new athletic field lights at the two high schools?  https://youtu.be/U63mOjaUMnk

Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa

Question 15: What should the city stance be about new tech? Pick one: autonomous vehicles, city internet, 4G cell towers

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018

Candidates disagreed about the recent dog park survey.

Question 16: What do you think of placing a skatepark or dog park in Los Altos and where? …OR discuss charter schools [no one chose the charter topic] https://youtu.be/-1JyAlmMGGM?t=52s

Jean [chose to talk city finance] Nancy-skatepark Neysa-dogpark, Nancy-dogpark, Anita-process, Teresa-process

Question 17: Why should we vote for you among all of the Los Altos City Council Candidates 2018?

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

Question 18: How should we improve our relations with the school districts?

Neysa Nancy Jean Anita Teresa

Question 18: How would you increase the participation of youth in our local government?

Teresa Anita Jean Nancy Neysa

No plastic straws

Question 19: Robin Abrams: Yes or No, would you support a city ban on plastic straws?  All showed YES signs.

 

 

About the author

lalahpolitico

Norma Schroder is an economics & market researcher by trade and ardent independent journalist, photographer and videographer by avocation. Enthralled by the growth of the tech industry over the decades, she became fascinated with the business of local politics only in the past couple of years.