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News - January 18, 2019

Matichak takes the reins

New mayor pledges to protect quality of life, local control

by Mark Noack

Mountain View is a city stuck in a paradox — never before has the city seen such prosperity, yet rarely has it seen such poverty. Amid large city budget surpluses, soaring corporate profits and rising property values, anyone walking down Mountain View's streets can easily find signs of hardship: homelessness, struggling small businesses, and housing prices that seem to defy logic. The schizophrenic side of Silicon Valley is right at home in Mountain View.

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