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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October 2, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Mountain View City Council – Elections matter

Mountain View voters rejected Measure D by a 70%-30% margin in March of this year.  Measure D had been crafted to undermine the 2016 legislated rent stabilization measure (the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act or “CSFRA”).  Under Measure D, rents this year would have risen 4%-8% when one includes amounts for liberalized pass through of costs to renters.  Under …

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October 1, 2020

Editorial: Mountain View needs experienced hands on council

Showalter’s passion for Mountain View and public service shines through. She was elected to the City Council in 2014 but narrowly failed in her 2018 reelection bid. Despite losing, she remained active in Mountain View, serving on seven different boards and commissions. Showalter, a civil engineer, is a great listener and has a well-deserved reputation for helping the city work …

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