Los Altos Hills, CA license plate reader, town hall addition projects advance

Los Altos Hills will proceed with an agreement to install 40 automatic license plate readers throughout town at a cost of $110,000 during the first year of operation, city council members unanimously agreed Thursday during their regular monthly meeting.

If a free, 60-day pilot program with Flock Safety goes smoothly, the town’s general fund will pay the Atlanta company a one-time installation fee of $250 per camera ($10,000), plus an annual operating fee of $2,500 per camera ($100,000). After the first 12 months, the contract will renew in 24-month increments with annual increases capped at 10%.