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 webpage.  Suggestions are welcome. The Mountain View Community Center is opening for vaccines!  You can sign up at 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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October 15, 2020

Unions, Realtors throwing money into City Council race

Money from Realtors and unions is flowing in the Mountain View City Council election. The National Association of Realtors set up an independent expenditure committee on Wednesday (Oct. 7) and is spending $29,070 to support Councilwoman Lisa Matichak. The committee has already spent $13,787 on polling and $14,599 on a mailer and online ads. Unions are also playing a role …

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