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Candidates square off again at KMVT debate

Original post made on Oct 15, 2008

In one of the most intense debates for City Council hopefuls so far this election campaign, eight of the nine candidates sat under the lights in the studios of KMVT local cable Channel 15 last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 4:12 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Alicia Crank, a resident of Castro City
on Oct 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I want to clarify that my statement about a city-run shuttle had nothing to do with getting Google employees around (I didn't mention that at all).

The shuttle is for residents to be able to connect to points of interest along Shoreline Blvd which are not necessarily walkable (Shoreline Park and the ampitheater, to name a couple). Google does a good job of transporting their people around without any help from teh City.

Posted by Meredith, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 16, 2008 at 1:39 am

Hi, Alicia... I completely agree with your key point about how the city needs a better transportation system. However, I don't think it really answers the question about whether you support open space or high-density housing. Could you tell us your thoughts?

Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2008 at 2:47 am

What about "Sylas the Dog?" Why do the candidates keep ducking that issue?

Posted by dang, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

The last commenter is correct - Sylas the Dog is too important to be ignored any longer. It's a disgrace that none of the candidates brought this up. Sylas the Dog has long been the "third rail" of Mountain View politics, and none of them have the courage to publicly take a position. All we hear are these vague, "I will reach across the aisle and form a bipartisan commission/task force..." kind of platitudes. What are they hiding? Are they uninformed? (Shouldn't they all have campaign aides to brief them on the latest news about the Terror of Hope St.?)

Posted by Sylas the Dog, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 18, 2008 at 8:09 pm

We need change, not hope.

Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Sylas the Dog is known to pal around with cats! His political career stared at a scratching post! Not only that, but he wont wear a Lassie pin on his collar!

Posted by Lucy Chang, a resident of Whisman Station
on Oct 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Can candidates also address the quality of life in Mountain View as well?

We are residents located on Ferguson Drive (Whisman Statation area) (next to highway 237) and have become very concerned about constant freeway noise. It is a significant problem and lowers our quality of life in Mountain View.

We are wondering whether City has ever considered installing sound walls before approving new housing projects.

There are sound walls installed near 101/central. We don't know why the communities around Ferguson drive should be treated any less.

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