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Bruce Karney

73 neighbors want lots more housing for people with low and moderate incomes in Mountain View.

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The housing supply in Mountain View has not expanded as fast as the number of jobs here. This causes rents and home prices to increase faster than incomes and forces tens of thousands of workers to commute long distances every day. I'd like to see a real commitment by City leaders and residents to begin to narrow the gap between the number of jobs and the number of dwelling units in Mountain View.

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Uri Pachter

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.”

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Posted Sep 18, 2014
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Lenny Siegel
Lenny Siegel
Sep 9, 2014

Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View Rally
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:15pm
Mountain View City Hall

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.

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Lenny Siegel
Cliff Chambers
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Wendee Crofoot
Wendee Crofoot
Aug 26, 2014

Housing & Transportation Candidates Forum
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rengstorff Community Center Auditorium 201 S. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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.

• Babysitting is available. Please email Wendeec@gmail.com by 5 pm Monday, September 1st, to reserve a childcare space.
• There is additional space to park your bike in a side yard. You will need a lock. You are responsible for your bikes safety.
• Aren’t registered to vote? registertovote.ca.gov/

Co-sponsored by:
Friends of Caltrain
Safe Mountain View
Great Streets Mountain View
Greenbelt Alliance
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
CAT

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Uri Pachter
Uri Pachter
Uri Pachter
Sep 9, 2014

If you weren't able to make it, check out the video below. All nine candidates attended and spoke about walking, biking, transit, housing supply, affordable housing, and livability in Mountain View.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TezrL0...

Posted by Uri Pachter on Sep 9, 2014
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Lucas Ramirez

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:
www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/b...

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Posted Aug 29, 2013
Ada Majorek
Ada Majorek
Aug 30, 2013

Here is easier to digest analysis: www.nonprofithousing.org/pdf_a...

Posted by Ada Majorek on Aug 30, 2013
Uri Pachter
Uri Pachter
Oct 19, 2013

While AB 1229 passed both the CA Assembly and Senate, the governor vetoed the bill this week, meaning that cities are still unable to impose inclusionary zoning requirements...

Posted by Uri Pachter on Oct 19, 2013
Wendee Crofoot
Wendee Crofoot
Aug 26, 2014

Housing & Transportation
Candidates Forum
Tuesday, September 2nd, 6:30 pm
Rengstorff Community Center Auditorium
201 S. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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.

• Babysitting is available. Please email Wendeec@gmail.com by 5 pm Monday, September 1st, to reserve a childcare space.
• There is additional space to park your bike in a side yard. You will need a lock. You are responsible for your bikes safety.
• Aren’t registered to vote? registertovote.ca.gov/

Co-sponsored by:
Friends of Caltrain
Safe Mountain View
Great Streets Mountain View
Greenbelt Alliance
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
CAT

Posted by Wendee Crofoot on Aug 26, 2014
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