June 11, 2021

How Does Mountain View Spend Your Money and Other News

Dear Friends, The last public hearing for the 2021-22 budget was on Tuesday, June 8th and the vote to approve the budget will be June 22nd. You can review the budget and background reports here. The overall numbers are very similar to last year, but what is NEWS related to the budget is that this year we are looking at …

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April 21, 2021

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! What is Earth Day? The first one took place in 1970 to bring attention to the dreadful pollution in our water and air, promote environmental legislation and action. It quickly led to the passage of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act which are cornerstones of our nation’s environmental protections. Since 1970, celebrating Earth Day …

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March 5, 2021

Three Important Council Meetings in March

Hi all,  My first two months of serving on City Council again have been full of briefings with most of the Cities’ departments. I’ve been so impressed by how City staff has flexed to meet community needs during the pandemic. Truly, that’s the story in each of our personal lives as well. We have all been challenged to continue as …

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February 4, 2021

Engage in Mountain View’s Strategic Planning

Friends, I want to tell you about the strategic planning process that the City is embarking on beginning this Saturday,  February 6th as part of the Council Retreat. The meeting starts at 8:30, but the item on strategic planning starts at about 11 a.m.  in conjunction with a City Council retreat. The process this time is fundamentally different from the …

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January 22, 2021

Introductory Update from Pat

Welcome to the first Councilmember Pat Showalter newsletter.  We expect to put these out about once a month with occasional ones on special topics.  We will also be putting some useful information and links on the PatShowalter.com webpage.  Suggestions are welcome. The Mountain View Community Center is opening for vaccines!  You can sign up at www.sccfreevax.org. This is a collaboration …

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October 27, 2020

MVCSP comments on upcoming Rental Housing Committee openings to Mountain View City Council

Re: 9.1 Initiate Recruitment Process for Upcoming Rental Housing Committee Openings and Vacant Alternate Seat Dear Mayor Abe-Koga, Vice Mayor Kamei and Councilmembers Clark, Hicks, Matichak, McAlister and Ramirez: The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning (MVCSP) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed recruitment process for upcoming Rental Housing Committee (RHC) openings and the vacant alternate seat …

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