Mountain View Voice

Opinion - July 20, 2012

Here's what they're saying on Town Square

City turns down Bayshore housing

Posted by Lori

I am in favor of Google housing. Google has been good for the communities surrounding the immediate area. They have provided jobs and pay taxes. They are good neighbors and keep their properties up while creating a nice atmosphere on the streets. Yes, all their buildings are full of employees that come to work there and many of them contribute to the traffic jam on Shoreline/101.

However I doubt the person who is willing to live in a single-room dorm-like place drives to work. I am not crazy about the idea of all the apartments being so small and would prefer the they be varied in sizes from studios to one-bedroom places where employees could stay a while and become vested in the community. There is so much demand for housing as it is and the price for an entry level employee or a couple to live anywhere that is not run down is becoming impossible to find. Yes, there are apartments on California that seem to have no trouble finding tenants even though some of them look to be in bad shape. Google is a good company and I am sorry to read so many mean comments here. I do not work for them nor do I know anyone that does but I do have a nearby business and they have been great neighbors. I am sure the housing project would have been a nice addition to the neighborhood.

Chick-Fil-A may be approved by city

Posted by Jerry

If you plan on protesting (the company's backing Prop. 8) just because they don't share your view, I will make it a point to come down and cross the line to express my support. I find that the allegedly "open-minded" folks are those who are most closed to opposing viewpoints. I hate having religion shoved down my throat but I'll still eat at In-N-Out because I like their food and their "message" is very discreet (some people reading this won't even know what I'm talking about). If the food I find once I get inside Chick-fil-A is not good, I won't be back. Their business will live or die on the merit of its food, not its politics. Which explains why Sizzler and its food are vacating the premises. I'm only sorry to see an inexpensive option for seniors go away.

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