February 21, 2020

Measure D undermines rent control

I’m voting against Measure D, here’s why you should too: Measure D undermines the CSFRA, our current rent stabilization law. It reduces protections for renters by setting rent increases higher than the existing system and increases returns for landlords by making the standards for rent increase exceptions much broader. Because of the housing crisis and the homelessness epidemic, those renter …

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September 11, 2018

Keep it civil: Don’t vandalize campaign signs

I have always loved the political signs that come out before elections. Colorful signs with upbeat messages illustrate how many people are willing to step up to run for public office. That’s a positive thing in our democracy. When I was a kid in Virginia, most had to do with federal elections. Here most signs are about local elections.

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December 27, 2016

Mayor’s message of peace on Earth and good will

As 2016 comes to a close and we surround ourselves with friends and family, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone in Mountain View a happy holiday season. Serving as your mayor this past year has been one of the greatest honors of my life — and I’m especially proud that the City Council voted to become a …

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August 13, 2016

High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

Faced with some of the most expensive rental housing in the nation, some Bay Area residents are feeling priced out and are seeking low-cost alternatives. In Silicon Valley, a hub of computer and technology companies, some people are even turning to cars, vans and RVs for housing. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings has the story. Watch the full …

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May 23, 2016

Our Home — Our Bay: Vote Yes on Measure AA

San Francisco Bay is a part of all our lives — whether we live or work along the Bay, visit parks along its shores or simply appreciate it as we drive over a bridge. The Bay attracts tourists, supports commercial fisheries and attracts diverse businesses that bring our region jobs — all of which help keep our economy strong.

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