Why was the Coalition created?

The Coalition was initiated by a group of civic leaders who recognize the need to move quickly to develop and implement an integrated plan for downtown Los Altos and the Civic Center that will define the future core of our city.

Past planning efforts did not produce a vision for the Civic Center and downtown that has been embraced and supported by the community.

Los Altos has missed opportunities for creative land use and design, public/private partnerships and community benefits from private development.

The Coalition believes that our City needs a shared vision for its community core that the City Council, community, and private sector can work together to achieve.