Editorials

2020

No on Mountain View Measure C

Referendum seeks to uphold City Council's ban on RVs, 'oversized vehicles' on most city streets
Mountain View's Measure C says it's about road safety. It's not. It's about getting the city's vehicle-dwelling homeless out of sight and out of town.

October 19, 2020 | 69 comments
Our election recommendations

Learn about the Mountain View Voice's recommendations on regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

October 17, 2020 | 4 comments
Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the Santa Clara County Board of Education.

October 12, 2020 | 26 comments
Why does the Voice make endorsements?

Every election season, we are sure to be asked why we run endorsement editorials and what it means to endorse a candidate. As often as we can, we try to point out that endorsements do not impact our reporting -- at all.

October 9, 2020 | No comments yet
Elect Lieber, Showalter, Nunez and Siegel to the Mountain View City Council

Mountain View voters have a deep bench to choose from with this year's nine candidates for four seats on the City Council. The Voice endorses Sally Lieber, Pat Showalter, Alex Nunez and Lenny Siegel.

October 9, 2020 | 67 comments
The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented health emergency. Here's how you can help.

The uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has left many people feeling afraid, anxious and helpless. If you're feeling overwhelmed or want to help, here's what you can do.

March 22, 2020 | 1 comment
Super Tuesday election 2020: The Voice recommends

In the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday on March 3, the Voice has published endorsements on several local measures and the state Senate District 13 race. Here is a list of our editorial board's recommendations.

March 2, 2020 | 2 comments
Yes on Measure T

Supporting Mountain View Whisman schools is essential as city grows
We believe Measure T is a worthwhile and necessary investment to improve school facilities, expand to handle short-term growth, pay off debt from past projects, and provide affordable housing for district teachers and staff.

February 27, 2020 | 7 comments
Yes on community college measures G, H

Investment in Foothill and De Anza colleges is essential to maintaining affordable educational opportunities
The high cost of living, income inequality and the high cost of a university education have created huge obstacles for young people. A vibrant community college system is essential, and voters should ensure it continues to thrive.

February 21, 2020 | 8 comments
Brownrigg for state Senate

With an outstanding field of candidates, whoever wins will be able to capably fill Jerry Hill's shoes
With the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has shown himself to be a strong, effective and collaborative leader.

February 15, 2020 | 13 comments
No on Measure D, the City Council's rent control rewrite

As the adage goes, trust has to be earned. So voters must ask themselves, on the prickly subject of rent control, has the City Council done enough to earn their trust? In our opinion, the answer is no.

February 14, 2020 | 12 comments

2019

Dig deep for the Holiday Fund

As the need for housing and services persists and grows, it's vital that community members support local nonprofits working to help those in need. To that effect, we ask that you consider donating to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.

December 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Questioning the City Council's RV ban

The recent action -- and inaction -- by the Mountain View City Council regarding vehicle dwellers is disheartening and somewhat baffling.

October 12, 2019 | 17 comments
In the driver's seat

NTSB report shows Caltrans needs to address roadway safety concerns
With more cars clogging already jammed roadways and more companies testing self-driving technology, it's essential that Caltrans swiftly adopt the changes necessary to identify and fix safety deficiencies in a timely manner.

September 18, 2019 | 2 comments
It's past time for a federal ban on assault weapons

We urge those on Capitol Hill to pass a federal ban on assault weapons and existing legislation to close background check loopholes.

August 21, 2019 | 11 comments
Let's all be lights for liberty

We need to continue to speak out against mistreatment of immigrants
No matter your views on immigration, we should all be horrified by the mistreatment of immigrants perpetrated by ICE and the Border Patrol, and at the unabashedly racist rhetoric from our commander-in-chief.

July 19, 2019 | 4 comments
Time for City Council to show it's serious about housing

It's abundantly clear there's a housing crisis in Mountain View and the Bay Area at large. What isn't clear is what the Mountain View City Council plans to do about it.

May 20, 2019 | 12 comments
'Safe Lot' bill is a start

State legislation would permit community-college students to sleep in cars on campus
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges has now enlisted Palo Alto Assemblyman Marc Berman to carry a bill, AB 302, that would require each community college to allow registered students to park and sleep in their cars in one or more designated campus parking lots.

April 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Thanks for your generosity

Holiday Fund raises $72K for local nonprofits
The numbers are in: The Voice's 2018 Holiday Fund campaign raised $72,000 from 147 donors.

January 29, 2019 | 1 comment
Needless shutdown hits home

Here in Mountain View, nearly 1,200 federal employees at NASA Ames Research Center are without work and pay while the longest federal government shutdown in United States history drags on without a clear end in sight.

January 22, 2019 | 9 comments

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