Welcome to Los Altos, CA!
RESPONSIVE - INNOVATIVE - CONCERNED
Tree lined streets and a small village atmosphere
characterize Los Altos which is located in the heart of world
famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco,
Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small
retail areas. The seven square mile city is developed with
small businesses, schools, libraries and churches.
Incorporated in 1952, Los Altos is a general
law city with five elected council members who serve four-year
terms. City Council meetings are held the second and fourth
Tuesday of every month. Appointed commissions and committees
assist the Council in an advisory capacity. The Council appointed
city manager is responsible for financial and operational
management of the city's 121 employees.
Los Altos City Hall
One North San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
Los Altos has international sister cities ties
with Bendigo, Australia; Skytyvkar, Russia; and Shih Lin Taiwan.
Over 200 volunteers a year assist in providing
city government services to the community.
In 1982, Los Altos became a leader in recycling
programs when it began curbside residential collection of
bottles, cans and newspaper. Since then motor oil and yard
waste and mixed paper have been added.
City Council and Planning Commission meetings
are televised live on the city's cable television government
access channel 18. In addition, this channel carries a 24-hour
video bulletin board on city services, activities and events.