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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
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Jean H. "John" Mordo
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Council Member; Town of Los Altos Hills


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Questions & Answers

1. Should Town staff and Town resources be used to assist in establishing a public education facility in Los Altos Hills? Should Town staff and Town resources be used to assist in creating a public school district in Los Altos Hills?

I believe that bringing back public education to the Hills requires leadership from the Council rather than resources or staff time. This ledership is required to negotiate with the relevant school districts and other parties involved to find a solution that is acceptable to the residents.

2. Would you increase Town reserves? If no, why not? If yes, how would you do that?

I would not neccessarily increase reserves, but I would protect the current level by borrowing to finance the new Town Hall. This is an asset that will be in use for 50+ years, and it makes sense to borrow part of the cost, especially given the current low level of interest rates, so we can maintain an adequate level of reserves to face any contingency.

3. What changes, if any, would you make to the zoning regulations or to the planning review process?

I support the current one acre minimum zoning, and the current slope density standards (LUF, MDA, MFA). I also support the current fast track process. The pricipal improvements that I would seek are the strengthening of the fast track process, and the clarification of ordinances pertaining to building on steep, highly visible lots.

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