Judge says Los Altos broke housing laws — an in-depth look at ruling that says city officials ‘acted in bad faith’

The proposed development for 40 Main St. in Los Altos. Illustration by William Maston Architect & Associates.
Daily Post Correspondent

The city of Los Altos violated three state laws meant to encourage housing development and “acted in bad faith” when it denied an application for a five-story apartment and office building, according to a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge.

Judge Helen Williams in April ruled in favor of developers Ted and Jerry Sorensen, who want to build a 66-foot-tall mixed-use project at 40 Main St. The court in May ordered the city to reverse its denial and …
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