Posted by stop housing, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Why is Mountain View trying to house the world? Stop building housing, especially low income housing. Property values are going down because no one, and I mean no one wants to live next to the guy paying half of the cost of what rent should be. There have been two attempt on my breaking into my car in the past 4 months. I literally just got the bill to repair the door when the second one happened. This was in my driveway!!!! Low income housing or high density housing is not going to solve anything!
Posted by School Concerns, a resident of another community, on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:47 am
193 more apartments???! The schools in north Los Altos will be bursting at the seams with all of the residential units being built in the San Antonio area north of El Camino. The Mountain View City Council must set aside land for a school in the area for these families. It is not right for Mountain View to grow, grow, grow and reap in the dollars from this area without zoning land for a school or contributing a site to the Los Altos School District, which is responsible for educating children in this area. Already, there are over 350 LASD students living north of El Camino, and 100 more are expected from the San Antonio development alone (not including the apartments to be built on the Safeway site). To alleviate traffic and to meet the needs of these families, a school in the area is essential.
Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jun 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm
@SchoolConcerns And just how much regional housing is Los Altos contributing? This area is in the LASD and there are housing development fees and property taxes that are paid on all development and all properties that go to this district. Apartment housing produces much less 'per unit' than single family. (although I don't know how much per 'property tax dollar') The City of Mountain view is allowing regional jobs (for thankful Los Altos managers) and regional housing. Anyone may move to Morgan Hill if they want lower density (and longer commutes to jobs).