LOS ALTOS HILLS, California, October 2, 2002 --
On Tuesday, October 1, 2002 the Los Altos Hills Open Space and
Public Recreation Initiative was submitted to the Town of Los Altos Hills.
The "Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition" was given by three members
of the LAH Open Space Committee (Nancy Couperus, Tom Gutshall,
and Elaine Nelson) "for the purpose of amending the General Plan to
readopt existing Open Space and Public Recreation designations over
certain Town-owned lands, to redesignate certain other Town-owned
lands as either Open Space or Public Recreation, and to require, with
certain exceptions, that the Town-owned properties described in the
Initiative not be conveyed, sold, or abandoned in whole or in part for
any purpose except pursuant to a vote of the Town electorate."
The Initiative can be found on the LAH Open Space website:
The exhibits accompanying the Initiative
(maps, etc.) are not on the website. However, they can be provided
The Town Attorney has 15 days in which to comment and to write
the Title and Summary of the Initiative before publication and
signature gathering take place. Eight to nine hundred signatures
(15% of the registered voters) will be required.
Only two candidates for Town Council -- Dean Warshawsky and
Breene Kerr -- have supported, endorsed, and pledged to adopt the
Initiative if elected to the Council. Janet Vitu and Bill Kerns have
declined to do so.