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Newcomers vie for seat on council

Original post made on Jul 26, 2012

A week into the City Council election nomination period six potential candidates have pulled papers to enter the November 2012 race, including two who are relatively new to the city's political scene.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 26, 2012, 1:44 PM

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Posted by Thank God
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

We are finally getting rid of most of the current city council!

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Posted by Say what?
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

What? We're definitely getting rid of 2 of the 7. We're possibly getting rid of 4 of the 7 but history shows that isn't likely.

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Posted by PM
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Losing Professor Means hurts because we need someone with his economic perspective rather than pie-in-the-sky mentality.

I like INKS, NEAL and CLARK because they're real, creative, problem solvers who are down-to-earth and actually think about the small business owners sho live and work in this community!

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Jim Neal definitely has my vote.

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Otto Maddox is a registered user.

Wow.. $21K buys you a city council seat.

I'll vote for my dog. I trust him more.

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Posted by Jim Neal
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hi Otto,

I doubt that I will be spending anywhere near 21k and I hope that you will be open minded enough to review the information about all the candidates before you vote for your dog. I am by no means a rich person, nor do I come from money. I have had to work very hard for everything I have, and from a material standpoint, it's not much.

I am running because I want to make a difference. City Council doesn't pay enough for anyone to want to do it for the money. I hope that you will give me the opportunity to earn your trust and your vote. If you are truly interested in City politics, send me an email and let me know when you are available and we can discuss your concerns over coffee.

Jim Neal
[email protected]
Web Link

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Posted by Rob G
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Inks , Clark and Neal will get my vote. About time we had some common sense on this crazy council

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

Things to mention to the present and future council members and to the people that will be voting on them. Hot topic is growth, remember growth will maintain our tax base, add much needed office space and a housing. Businesses will come in and set up shop, they are looking for customers. Tax base growth is just as important as raising taxes. Parks, Police, Fire and other city services, this is important for all residents, workers and visitors, we have a clean well run city, maintain and up keep the city. It will go along way. School the city doesn't have anything to do with the schools but keep a good well maintain and excellent school system. While all this is going on remember costs will go up, just living here is one of the most pricey plans to live, to have high standards you have to pay for it. Keep costs and spending in check, but also look for ways to add income.

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Posted by Oscar
a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I will NOT be voting for Chris Clark or Chairman Mao for city council. We've got Kaspersnak why would we need more of the same?

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Posted by Lew Lee
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Jim Neal sounds like the real deal. His Facebook page is well worth a read.

This man's got my attention.

3 people like this
Posted by Bob Brown
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

McAlister and Inks will get our votes. We need people who have resided in the city long enough to know the neighborhoods, issues and concerns of residents. The history has revealed too many City Council candidates who simply want to use the position as a stepping stone to the political job.

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Posted by John
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

The election will go to the whoever the developers and public employee unions back.

The deteriorating neighborhoods and taxpayers get the bill.

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Posted by Jim Neal
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Thanks for the support Lew!!!

Bob, I hope that you will consider me as well. I am not going to be using this position as a stepping stone for any higher office. I am very concerned about the City of Mountain View. That is why when employers have asked me to move to be closer to my job, I have said 'no'. All my friends live here and my life is here. I may only have been here 7 years so far, but this is my home and that won't be changing anytime soon. I make the same offer to you that I mad to Otto, let's get together for a cup of coffee sometime. I'd love to have the opportunity to change your mind.

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