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Eshoo asks Fed for $51 million in funds for MV projects

Original post made on May 14, 2010

Congress woman Anna Eshoo's list of federal funding requests in 2011 includes over $51 million in funds for various Mountain View-related projects, including $10 million to help restore Hangar One.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 14, 2010, 1:56 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by vfree, a resident of Waverly Park
on May 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Typical re-elect me! free advertising article. The best she can do is continue to spend other peoples money?


Posted by SC Trail, a resident of Castro City
on May 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

The project to extend Stevens Creek Trail over 85 to Dale/Heatherstone is already fully funded. How about funds to extend from Dale/Heatherstone to MV High?


Posted by Taxpayer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Does everybody understand that when Eshoo secures Federal funds all she is doing is spending our taxes????

I'd be happy if all politicians just agreed to not asking for any federal funds for the next few years. That's the only way this country's budget deficit will decrease.


Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on May 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Daniel DeBolt is a registered user.


This article simply points out Eshoo's funding requests as they relate to Mountain View. It's not free advertising for her re-election and it doesn't make any analysis of whether she is doing her job well or whether these requests are legitimately necessary. That's up to you to decide.


Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on May 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

It seems they all line up for funds, here in Napa the Flood Control Dist. Got 50 million plus dollars for train tracks.


Posted by ed, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

"$250,000 to study a rail" just sounds kind of funny. (please don't be offended union people)


Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

For a politician with no political challenger on the horizon, still nice that she delivers some pork to Mtn View


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

Pork is off the menu for the foreseeable future. It'll be beans and rice from now on.


Posted by bkengland, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

According to 2005 records, California received 78 cents in Federal spending for every dollar of taxes paid to the Federal Government and ranked 43 out of the 50 states for such spending. Unless this has changed much in the last five years, I don't think we have to feel guilty about being a pork state anytime soon.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

Expect considerably less in the future.


Posted by Thank You Rep Eshoo, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

We elected Rep Eshoo to be our voice in Washington in which the Rep has done a job well done.

There is nothing about PORK in the process to date. It appears the political person stating PORK does not understand pork barrel politics. The state of California does not have in general have any pork projects in the federal budget unlike other states.


Posted by CMS, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Anna Eshoo has never found a tax increase objectionable. She wants the high speed rail to go right through the towns in this District. She is a menace who should be voted out of office.


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