Google housing axed in city's general plan Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
Council members were not moved Tuesday night by last-minute efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor to keep housing as an option for future development of Google's neighborhood north of Highway 101.
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Posted by Steve, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
Google has been a good neighbor, but they have to remember that, regardless of how large they grow, this is still a town of the people of Mountain View, not of the company. WE still live here too (some, like me, our entire lives), and don't wish to be crowded out by high-tech workers bought in from overseas.
Let them commute here. That's what we have buses, light rail and Cal-Train for.
Posted by Kathy, a resident of another community, on Jul 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm
I lived in Mountain View for 10 years and still am nearby; I am really surprised that MVers and city council are opposed to Google housing "on campus"! Hasn't anyone else gotten stuck in that horrendous Shoreline traffic that backs up both 101 and 85?? Wouldn't putting in small apartments (which would not bring in kids for schools I assume or other non-working adults) would keep hundreds and hundreds of cars off the road and encourage those employees to bike and walk to work. Not only that, they would hardly then be interlopers or "foreign workers", but Mountain View residents who spend money and pay taxes locally, strengthening the city in the end, and cutting down enormously on greenhouse gases and congestion!