How does Public Square help make your community a better place?

Share ideas
and Me Too ideas you like
Gather support
by encouraging your friends to join the discussion
Share resources
and news to keep your neighbors posted
Make it happen
with help from community leaders and decision makers

Thank you

Thank you for using Public Square to make Mountain View an even better place to live! Since we launched in 2013 over 1,000 people have participated. You’ve shared your ideas for Mountain View, supported your neighbors' ideas, and together, made change happen. And special thanks to the Mountain View city councilmembers and staff who signed up to listen. Here are some of the great ideas that Public Square supported:

- Cherie’s campaign for protected bike lanes in front of Graham Middle School has 144 supporters. The city is now drafting plans to make walking and biking safer near the school, and Google recently funded a comprehensive bike plan for Silicon Valley. To continue advocating for safer biking in Mountain View, please join our friends at Great Streets and the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition.

- Bruce wants more homes for people with low and moderate incomes. Over 70 neighbors agree. The Mountain View City Council recently voted to increase funding for affordable homes

- Kavita would like a volunteer-run urban garden. She’s gathering supporters for permanent  community gardens at the city’s newest park at 771 North Rengstorff Avenue.

What’s next? 
In October 2015, we’ll be wrapping up Public Square in Mountain View. We’ll be using everything we learned here to make communities around the Bay Area even better places to live. But don’t worry! While things will look a little different, not much will change. All your ideas will remain on Neighborland, and your log-in won’t change either. So, please continue the conversation. How can we make Mountain View a better place for everyone?

About Greenbelt Alliance
Public Square is a project of Greenbelt Alliance. For nearly 60 years, we have shaped the amazing places of the Bay Area to protect the region’s open spaces and ensure everyone can live in a thriving neighborhood that they are proud to call home. Please stay in touch to learn more about our work in Silicon Valley and beyond! Sign up for monthly news at

Thank you,
Matt Vander Sluis
Program Director
Greenbelt Alliance