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Article on Mountain View and Google in the New York Times

Original post made by Yonatan Bryant, Old Mountain View, on Feb 19, 2010

Google and Mountain View Recast Company-Town Model

quotes both Mayor Bryant and several comments from this website.

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Posted by Don Frances
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Don Frances is a registered user.

Thanks for posting this link. The full Voice-related excerpt from the NYT article:

Reaction from city residents in the comment section of the local newspaper, The Mountain View Voice, fell into two camps. A comment under the name "a nony mouse" said: "Google is funding Mtn View police and firemen and schools and free internet. Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

But another commenter calling himself "Thom, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood," wrote: "This isn't Google View, this is Mountain View. I urge the members of the council to tell Google we are not going to bend to their threats."

It all comes from this Town Square discussion: Web Link

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Posted by Political Insider
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Somewhat surprising that anonymous blog quotes from the Town Square are finding their way into the NY Times as representing community opinion. A new high in journalistic standards.

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Posted by NeHi
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

The 1985 plan had planned the north of bayshore population at about 35,000 but this was reduced to about zero due to earthquake worries.

Seismologically speaking, what has changed??

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

"A new high in journalistic standards."

The "major" media has been going down for a long time. News is based on perception rather than reality. And I'm sure that my quote in the article does in fact does represent a lot of citizens that have lived in Mountain View for a majority of our lives. It is our city and our voices should and do make a difference.

Thanks for posting the link Don.

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