RE-ELECT Pat Showalter for City Council on November 6th

Pat is endorsed by The Mercury News and Mountain View Voice.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept

Serving on Mountain View’s City Council is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.

In 2014, I promised to support more housing, better transportation, sustainability and to work regionally.

I have done these things, but there is much more to do.

I’m running for another four year term and ask your support.

I pledge to put to good use the experience, knowledge and relationships I’ve gained serving you.

The Perils of Prosperity

I have talked repeatedly about the Perils of Prosperity that we face – not enough housing and too much traffic. People all over the world envy us as the center of innovation. There are wonderful opportunities here and the diversity of our community creates cultural richness we all enjoy. But we have major challenges. Many people can’t afford to pay rent or buy a home near our jobs, so they drive many miles to work here. That chokes the roads for everyone.

What’s the answer to solving the Perils of Prosperity? Facilitate more housing and an effective transportation system. The City of Mountain View can have direct impact, such as zoning for more housing as we have done in the North Bayshore and along El Camino. We can improve our internal transportation system, enhance the bicycle infrastructure on our City streets and build a reversible bus lane on Shoreline. On a regional level we have worked with other jurisdictions to relieve congestion on 85 and 101, and electrify Caltrain. Mountain View provides an example of an aggressive housing policy.

Our Priorities

Housing

  • Ensure that housing in North Bayshore gets built
  • Approve housing in range of styles and price points near transit and jobs
  • Set policies that support strong neighborhoods

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Homelessness

  • Work to prevent homelessness
  • Help our homeless population get needed services and find stable housing
  • Address crime, safety, and health issues
  • Leverage resources from Santa Clara County, Non-profits and the Faith Community

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Transportation

  • Work to reduce traffic congestion by profiding realistic alternatives to people getting in their cars:
  • Implement innovative transportation technologies as they become available
  • Encourage “active” transportation – walking and biking
  • Applying land use policies that support alternatives to the single occupant car

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Schools

  • Ensure that North Bayshore has a school plan
  • Work with our school districts to support teacher housing
  • Continue the tradition of using school grounds as parks
  • Advocate for neighborhood schools

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4

YEARS

On City Council

9

YEARS

On the Planning Commission

34

YEARS

Resident & Volunteer

40

YEARS

as a professional Civil Engineer

Our Endorsements

Supervisor Joe Simitian
Representative Anna Eshoo
Council member Ken Rosenberg
Pat’s big heart and commanding intellect have enabled her to serve Mountain View with distinction, particularly on housing and environmental issues. I strongly support her re-election.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
United States House of Representatives
Pat stands out as one of the most effective municipal leaders in our county, which is why she was chosen by her peers in 15 cities to be vice president of the Cities Association. She works tenaciously to bring consensus on solutions to our biggest regional challenges: transportation, housing and climate change. She has helped make Mountain View a model for other cities to follow.
Rod Sinks
Vice Mayor and former Mayor, Cupertino
President, Cities Association of Santa Clara County

Precinct Walking: Walk With Pat.

Every Saturday from now until election, we will be walking precincts from 9 to noon. Literature pick up at Pat’s house, please RSVP to patshow4mv@gmail.com

Our Upcoming Events

23/09/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cuesta Neighborhood Association Picnic
Cuesta Park, Mountain View
23/09/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CERT Ice Cream Social at Cooper Park
Cooper Park, Mountain View
26/09/2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm City Council Candidate Forum September 26
Googleplex, Mountain View California