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Election Guide 2020

What Mountain View voters need to know about local candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot

The Mountain View Voice has compiled an election guide for local voters about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding links to news and editorials to help you make informed decisions.

Mountain View City Hall. Photo by Michelle Le

Mountain View City Council

This year's race for the City Council is a crowded one. Two incumbents are among the nine candidates vying for four open seats. Find our Voter Guide story on the contenders here.

FPPC launches investigation into Mountain View's firefighter PAC. Read the Oct. 23 news story here.

Outside money pours into the Mountain View City Council race. Read the Oct. 15 news story here.

FPPC declines to investigate council candidates mentioned in citizen's election flyer. Read the Oct. 8 news story here.

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California Apartment Association files complaint over renter-focused flyers in Mountain View City Council race. Read the Sept. 30 news story here.

Measure C

Measure C marks a critical juncture in the city's response to homelessness, and will determine whether those who are unhoused and living in RVs will be banned from parking on most city streets. Read our Voter Guide story here.

Mountain View High School. Photo by Sammy Dallal

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board of Trustees

Three candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for two elected board positions overseeing the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. Find our Voter Guide story here.

Gabriela Mistral Elementary School in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees

The Mountain View Whisman School District has one incumbent and four challengers seeking to lead the K-8 district through the pandemic and prepare for a future enrollment boom. Find our coverage here.

El Camino Healthcare District

Five candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for three seats. Members of the El Camino Healthcare District board have an unusual dual role, overseeing the taxpayer-funded district and also serving on the hospital board.

El Camino Hospital. Photo by Michelle Le

Find our Voter Guide story here.

Read our news story about health care district incumbents taking the lead in campaign fundraising as Election Day approaches here.

Read our news story about the candidates here.

Santa Clara County Board of Education

A three-term incumbent and a challenger, both from Palo Alto, are running for Trustee Area 1, which represents the Palo Alto Unified, Los Altos, Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High school districts and a portion of the Sunnyvale and Fremont Union High School districts. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race? Read the news story here.

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K. Read the Oct. 23 news story here.

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees

In the race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College there are three incumbents and one challenger. Find our coverage here.

Measure S

Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S seeks to indefinitely extend an existing property tax that has eight more years before it expires and would raise $45.5 million annually to fund the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection program.

Read more about it here.

Read pro and con guest opinions on Measure S here.

Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K. Read the story here.

Endorsement editorials

The Voice is making endorsements in key races.

Read about the four Mountain View City Council candidates we've endorsed here.

Read our endorsement opposing Mountain View's Measure C here.

Read our endorsements for state and regional races here.

Read why the Voice makes endorsements and what it means here.

State propositions

Find out more about statewide propositions on your ballot from our partners at CalMatters.

Read the story here.

People cast their ballots at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Mountain View on March 3, 2020. Photo by Sammy Dallal

Voter resources

An unprecedented number of voters will be casting their ballots by mail ahead of Nov. 3. Find out how mail-in voting will work this fall, plus articles on this election season here.

Get to know your candidates

Several community organizations are hosting debates and forums to educate voters about their candidates ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3. Find our updated list of virtual events here.

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Election Guide 2020

What Mountain View voters need to know about local candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 12:43 pm

The Mountain View Voice has compiled an election guide for local voters about the candidates and measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding links to news and editorials to help you make informed decisions.

This year's race for the City Council is a crowded one. Two incumbents are among the nine candidates vying for four open seats. Find our Voter Guide story on the contenders here.

FPPC launches investigation into Mountain View's firefighter PAC. Read the Oct. 23 news story here.

Outside money pours into the Mountain View City Council race. Read the Oct. 15 news story here.

FPPC declines to investigate council candidates mentioned in citizen's election flyer. Read the Oct. 8 news story here.

California Apartment Association files complaint over renter-focused flyers in Mountain View City Council race. Read the Sept. 30 news story here.

Measure C marks a critical juncture in the city's response to homelessness, and will determine whether those who are unhoused and living in RVs will be banned from parking on most city streets. Read our Voter Guide story here.

Three candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for two elected board positions overseeing the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. Find our Voter Guide story here.

The Mountain View Whisman School District has one incumbent and four challengers seeking to lead the K-8 district through the pandemic and prepare for a future enrollment boom. Find our coverage here.

Five candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for three seats. Members of the El Camino Healthcare District board have an unusual dual role, overseeing the taxpayer-funded district and also serving on the hospital board.

Find our Voter Guide story here.

Read our news story about health care district incumbents taking the lead in campaign fundraising as Election Day approaches here.

Read our news story about the candidates here.

A three-term incumbent and a challenger, both from Palo Alto, are running for Trustee Area 1, which represents the Palo Alto Unified, Los Altos, Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High school districts and a portion of the Sunnyvale and Fremont Union High School districts. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Will charter school politics — and money — influence the local Santa Clara County school board race? Read the news story here.

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K. Read the Oct. 23 news story here.

In the race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College there are three incumbents and one challenger. Find our coverage here.

Santa Clara Valley Water District's Measure S seeks to indefinitely extend an existing property tax that has eight more years before it expires and would raise $45.5 million annually to fund the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection program.

Read more about it here.

Read pro and con guest opinions on Measure S here.

Supporters of Santa Clara Valley Water District clean water measure raise nearly $340K. Read the story here.

The Voice is making endorsements in key races.

Read about the four Mountain View City Council candidates we've endorsed here.

Read our endorsement opposing Mountain View's Measure C here.

Read our endorsements for state and regional races here.

Read why the Voice makes endorsements and what it means here.

Find out more about statewide propositions on your ballot from our partners at CalMatters.

Read the story here.

An unprecedented number of voters will be casting their ballots by mail ahead of Nov. 3. Find out how mail-in voting will work this fall, plus articles on this election season here.

Several community organizations are hosting debates and forums to educate voters about their candidates ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3. Find our updated list of virtual events here.

Comments

Peter
Registered user
Cuesta Park
on Oct 13, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Peter, Cuesta Park
Registered user
on Oct 13, 2020 at 2:21 pm
94 people like this

YES! On Measure C. Let’s put an end to Mountain View being a destination for RVs all over the County, and afar. Enough is Enough!


Steven Nelson
Registered user
Cuesta Park
12 hours ago
Steven Nelson, Cuesta Park
Registered user
12 hours ago
229 people like this

No on C! No Camping homeless tents in MV! Do we really want to be like San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Cupertino? Yes - Cupertino had Camping homeless on one of it's major streets - on public land that is at a freeway ramp for 280.

Reasonable compassion can be used for the homeless (C is not a 'safe parking' measure - it if passed, it will surely fall to legal challenge by the ACLU etc). And C is not in any way compassionate. [72 hour 'move vehicle' and 'no leaking waste-water' are both enforceable California Vehicle Code laws]


Steven Nelson
Registered user
Cuesta Park
11 hours ago
Steven Nelson, Cuesta Park
Registered user
11 hours ago
211 people like this

oh - and Yes on C equals Yes on more Car Camping.

It does not in any way restrict the homeless poor from "Car Camping" on your street in front of your single-family-house or your apartment/condo home. Check the size of a mini-van or a normal height panel van. (with or without windows). These 'car-sized' vehicles will Continue to be acceptable for Car Camping on all streets of 40 feet or less in width.


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