The water district serves two-thirds of Los Altos Hills and unincorporated Santa Clara County with water from the…More Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada. The city of San Francisco, which owns the reservoir and the distribution, sells that water to the Purissima Hills Water District. The district grew from about 350 customers when it was founded in 1955 to more than 6,400 in 2010.</p>
<p>Most of the water district's customers are single family households, but the largest customer is Foothill College. The district itself has not been under mandatory water rationing the way many districts have, but the city of San Francisco has asked for a 10 percent voluntary reduction from all of its water district customers. Long-needed infrastructural improvements to the nearly 100-year-old system will result in rate increases in the near future.</p>
<p>The five-member water district board is elected and meets at 6:30pm every second Wednesday of the month.</p>
This is the district office for Assemblyman Rich Gordon, who represents the 21st Assembly District. The district…More includes Almaden Valley, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Monte Sereno, Redwood City, San Carlos and Woodside.</p>
<p>Assemblyman Gordon serves on a variety of committees, including the Assembly Committees for Local Government, Health, Budget, Joint Sunset Review and Revenue and Taxation. He also serves as chair of the Assembly's Budget Subcommittee #3 and serves on various other subcommittees.</p>
<p>Please visit the website for more information on Assemblyman Gordon and current legislative matters.</p>
Los Altos School District 201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA94024 The Los Altos School District serves grades K-8 and covers Los Altos, half of Los Altos Hills, parts of Mountain View…More and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Superintendent Jeffrey Baier, who was appointed in 2010, attended Los Altos schools and is a lifelong resident. The district's seven elementary schools and two junior high schools have consistently ranked #1 or #2 in state tests. Each has merited California Distinguished School status, with some attaining national Blue Ribbon status –the highest honor a school can reach. Residents have been willing to support this achievement by approving a parcel tax of $597 per property in 1982. Voters have renewed it periodically in subsequent years. The economic recession that began in 2008, however, has resulted in state funding shortfalls that continue to challenge the district.