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Issue date: June 16, 2000

Council roundup (The following occurred at the June 13 City Council meeting.) Council roundup <em>(The following occurred at the June 13 City Council meeting.)</em> (June 16, 2000)

BMX Track Shot Down

Local BMX bicycle riders will probably have to continue using the unofficial dirt track off the Steven's Creek Trail near Evelyn Avenue and Central Expressway after the council shot down Councilmen Ralph Faravelli and Mario Ambra's recommendation to further investigate building a BMX (bicycle motocross) park in Mountain View.

The 3-4 vote left BMX supporters Faravelli, Ambra and Mary Lou Zoglin one vote short of moving the idea forward. Council members opposed to the idea said there has not been a "cry" for a BMX track from the youth and residents. No BMX supporters attended the council meeting.

Councilman Faravelli added that "even though there is not an official track, we do have a track on the Steven Creek Trail." Faravelli told council that he was concerned about safety issue on the trail near Evelyn Avenue.

Mayor Rosemary Stasek said, "Everything comes down to where we will put the track. Why spend the money to research the track if we don't know where to put it."

Flood protection improvements passed

The council a resolution to support the Santa Clara Valley Flood Protection Program and Permanente Creek improvements Tuesday, voting 6 to 1 in favor with Councilman Mario Ambra abstaining.

The resolution supports clean, safe creeks, and a natural flood protection program and Permanente Creek improvements proposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District for flood protection and stream management beyond the year 2000.

Ambra, who opposed, said that there was no guarantee that the money would be used for Permanente creek.

Public hearing on condo June 27

The public will be given a chance to testify June 27 about a proposal to build a three-story, eight-unit residential condominium complex with an underground garage on Hope Street.

The property owner, Le Jan Wang, who has the only residential lot on the entire 200 block of Hope Street (adjacent from to the old Post Office) is applying to build condominiums.


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