I’m delighted it is my turn to be Mayor again as it was in 2016. Serving as Mayor of Mountain View is a tremendous honor. Mountain View has been my home for my adult life and what happens here is extremely important to me.

The question I ask about every issue that comes before the Mountain View Council is how will this improve the quality of life of the Mountain View Community or our environment. Will there be more housing, more parks, less traffic, better bike paths, advantages for our small businesses, better air, faster permits? Will our City Services be strengthened?

My political efforts have always focused on increasing our housing supply and protecting our environment. Recently, the City of Mountain View has been recognized for our efforts. The State of California named us a “Pro-Housing City”, one of only 39 jurisdictions so designated. We also received an “A” grade by the Carbon Disclosure Project which evaluates jurisdictions all over the world for their sustainability efforts. Only 119 worldwide received this “A” grade. My advocacy for housing and sustainability efforts during my seven years on Council helped make these honors possible.

Serving four more years on the City Council will allow me to continue putting my experience to work for Mountain View. The institutional knowledge I’ve gained by 40 years as a resident, nine years on the Environmental Planning Commission and eight years on Council will serve us all well.

I send out an email message about once a month on important community topics that are coming before Council. If you would like to receive them, please email me at patshowalter2020@gmail.com.