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Opinion - December 2, 2011

Google bridges will do no harm

We were happy to see the City Council's change of heart concerning Google's plan to build up to three small bridges across Steven's Creek a few weeks ago. The council roundly criticized the idea back in May, fearing, incorrectly as it turned out, that the bridges would not be open to the general public and would overwhelm the cherished and sensitive Stevens Creek trail and nearby wetlands.

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Posted by Question for mv-voice
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

@MV-VOICE "as much as $700,000 in additional property tax revenue". Is AMES part of the "Regional Shoreline Park Community"? If so, that money doesn't really go to the City (or the schools for that matter).

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Posted by Tyrella Ct.
a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

Is the city of Mountain View already getting property tax revenue from the Federal Property used by NASA/Ames? If no, how could they get $700k additional from Google? Let em have their bridges, sounds like a good deal. Cha!

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Posted by MV resident
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Did the city get paid off by google? why did the city council agree the bridges to be off limits to the public, and won't be transferred to the city for 30 years. As a resident, I'm getting concerned of the $ influence of Google and affecting the integrity of the city council and the charm of Mtn.View.

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