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Zoning OK'd for group homes, homeless shelters

Original post made on Dec 13, 2012

The City Council unanimously passed state-required zoning code changes on Dec. 4 to allow housing for the homeless and mentally ill to be located in Mountain View.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Slater
on Dec 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

One thing is for certain, not one of these shelters or homes will be built anywhere near any council member, ever. Can anyone explain why, if this is mandated by the state, council would need to even bother voting? It would appear that if we must vote on the issue, there is an option other than "yes sir".


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Posted by Perfect fit for Moffett
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Moffett would be a perfect fit for this to happen there. Lots of land available.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

"Transitional Homes" (i.e. halfway houses) are already located in redsidential neighborhoods in Mtn View. As city staff so gleefully anounced to our neighborhood group: "it isn't any different from any other boarding house". No special requirements as long as it was 6 bedrooms or fewer. Maybe the new zoning does away with tha size limit.


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Posted by haha
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Maybe we can put these out in Googleville. Is that part of the city's general industrial districts? The mobile homes out there already feel like "transitional" and "supportive" residential areas.
Does Mobile = Transitional?