On Tuesday, City Council members voted to study the rising sea level over northern Mountain View, budgeting $460,000 for the job.
Members voted 6-1 at the May 22 meeting, with council member Tom Means opposed. City Manager Dan Rich said the study would allow the city to move "expeditiously" in planning a response to major changes in sea level rather than waiting for more regional approaches to provide information.
The study is one of three Mountain View officials plan to conduct to figure out how much money the city can redirect to local schools from the Shoreline Fund. The other studies have already been approved and will examine the ongoing costs of transportation needs and landfill maintenance north of Highway 101.