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City to strengthen 'green' building code

Original post made on Mar 31, 2011

Homeowners, contractors, developers and environmentalists, take note: Mountain View's building code is about to get a bit more "green." The city plans to amend sections of the already adopted California Green Building Code following a split (5-2) vote of the City Council.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:50 AM

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Posted by JJ
a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Why "Council member Laura Macias" but "Councilman Inks" and "Councilman Means"? The plaques on the dais refer to those two men as council members, not councilmen.

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

" As Americans, as Mountain View residents, we continue to need to waste less and conserve our resources more, and this is one small step," she said. "

Then why did Mountain View become a DE FACTO magnet city for ILLEGAL ALIENS by encouraging a " look the other way " by the MVPD and building a labor pool setup for MORE ILLEGAL ALIENS?

If ANY Councilperson ( see, I fixed the MV Mouthpiece racist " journalism " ) makes a comment like this one, they had better assure the TAXPAYER that the MVPD and the Labor Pool Offices act in a PROFESSIONAL and LEGAL manner..

The last time I looked, an ILLEGAL ALIEN in MV is an ONGOING CRIME being committed...

Or should I bother with ANY LAWS in the MVPD jurisdiction??

Think about it...HARD.

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I applaud the Council's decision.

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Posted by Ann Schneider
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks to the five supporting Councilmembers for voting to approve the changes. Additional steps that encourage homeowners to retrofit to reduce energy consumption or water use should also be encouraged. I've been slowly green retrofitting my parents home in Millbrae and even though I work in the environmental field, it is not always as easy to go green as it could or should be. If the City could work with other communities to develop free seminars on going green, it might help green us our existing buildings and landscapes.

Of course, tax credits and rebates help. Shame the residential appliance program from CEC sunsetted. If the City could push PG&E and other utiility companies to put more money in rebates to retire energy guzzling dishwasers, frig's and washing machines then we could reduce our carbon footprint and stimulate new manufacturing and local retail. But this program maxed out in less than 6 months.

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