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Chris Clark in line to be 2014 mayor

Original post made on Jan 7, 2014

It's a tradition that hasn't failed in almost 10 years: at the start of every new year, the city's vice mayor rotates into the job of mayor. Which means Vice Mayor Chris Clark is set to replace John Inks as mayor after only one year on the council, making him the city's first openly gay mayor and probably the youngest.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 6, 2014, 3:18 PM

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Posted by Congrats
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

Let's build a winter sports complex and call it Ice Town!


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Posted by Old Mountain Viewan
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I think the City of Mountain View might as well change their name from City of Mountain View to Googleville because the housing crunch is due to them and the City does whatever Google wants. All this talk about housing is not geared towards lower middleclass because who the hell can afford $8,000 dollars a month for a brand new 2-bedroom apartment NOT ME but Google people can!!!! Let's build them whatever they want as long as they stay here and the sleepy little town that Mountain View was is gone. I believe in progress and change BUT landlords are getting greedy kicking out people that have lived in their apartments for years so they can get the higher rents; everything has a trickle effect and its not always good when it's accommodating the well only, Welcome to Googleville!!!!!!


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Posted by Cleaned Out
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I'm surprised he was able to make a house down payment, since he quipped that his dry cleaning bill was $600/month in a previous city council meeting.


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Posted by konrad M. Sosnow
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Chris Clark, like his predecessor John Inks, is a puppet of the out of town developers. He believes in unrestricted growth, and believes that what is good for the developers is good for Mountain View. Chris Clark does not care about the residents of Mountain View.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. John McAlister is slated to be Mayor in 2015. John, along with Jac Siegel are the only two members of the City Council who prefer wise development, listen to, and are concerned with the residents of Mountain View. With three members terming out at the end of 2014, we the residents of Mountain View, will have an opportunity to return control of Mountain View to Council Members who will represent us.

Take Back Mountain View!


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Posted by konrad M. Sosnow
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

@ Cleaned Out,

Probably gets a stipend from the out of town developers.


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Posted by BvP
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm

'"I rented for a long time and made the leap to home ownership, which is really tough," he said. "A lot of people who have lived in Mountain View for a long time don't necessarily recognize how hard it is to make that down payment and make that leap."'

Yes, it's very unique to make that leap, do tell. It's frustrating listening to these self-anointed sages.


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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

In regards to Inks' style of running meetings, Clark said, "I probably won't be quite as strict with the way the meetings are run."

Feel free to live your personal life according to your own ideals, but start running the city council meetings according to anything other than Robert's Rules of Order and you shall expect a backlash from your critics and supporters alike......

This is not a hip startup. This is an incorporated city of over 70,000 constituents whom you represent.


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Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

The following comment has been moved from a duplicate thread, which has now been closed:

Mayo says; "A lot of people who have lived in Mountain View for a long time don't necessarily recognize how hard it is to make that down payment and make that leap." So does that mean he's out to punish the old-time Mountain View residents because he assumes we don't understand how hard it is to make that down payment?
by Mary Jan 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm


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