Mountain View Council Candidates Split on Building Housing Near Google: sf.streetsblog.org/2014/09/08/...
“Housing near jobs is the future,” said Unangst. “It dramatically decreases the distances of commutes and therefore the emissions of carbon dioxide. We’ve got to get away from these long commutes.” Showalter agreed. ”We should be adding housing in North Bayshore,” she said. “The emissions that we would save by having people live closer to their work, it’s just tremendous.”
Tuesday night, September 9 at 6:15 pm the Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View is rallying outside Mountain View City Hall to say, "No Housing? No Plan!" The Campaign and its allies will be testifying before the Mountain View City Council at its study session, starting soon after 6:30 pm, on the North Bayshore Precise Plan.
The draft of that plan calls for 3.4 million square feet of new offices and no housing. The Campaign will tell the Council to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan with fewer offices and a new multi-story residential neighborhood.
Mountain View's North Bayshore area is home to Google, Intuit, LinkedIn, and Microsoft's Silicon Valley operations, among other tech businesses.
Are you concerned about:
• Rising housing prices in Mountain View?
• The need for more effective transit in Mountain View?
• The lack of housing options in Mountain View?
• The safety issues of commuting by foot or bike?
Join us for an informative evening learning where future City Councilmembers stand on these issues.
In January 2015, three of these candidates will become part of the seven person Mountain View City Council. Now is the time to learn who shares your vision of our city for the next eight years.
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AB 1229 will reverse the damage done by the Palmer decision and allow cities to implement inclusionary housing requirements as a condition of development. This is a crucial tool for increasing affordable housing stock in Mountain View: