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Hard choices await City Council in goal-setting session

Original post made on Apr 16, 2017

In one of their most consequential meetings of 2017, elected leaders next week will lay out their grand strategy for Mountain View's priorities for the near future. But the meeting known as the goal-setting session is already looking like it will require some extremely tough choices from City Council members.

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Posted by More office space
a resident of Slater
on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm

We do not need MORE OFFICE SPACE bringing more employees to Mountain View. But if you want a child to not do something, you might suggest the opposite Child psychology - it was called. So here is my request of these City Council Members: GIVE US MORE OFFICE SPACE AND EMPLOYEES. The sky is the limit. Go up 20 stories - at least.


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Posted by YIMBY
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm

@More Office Space

Great idea. Make sure to tell them how much we need 20 story housing complexes and transit infrastructure upgrades as well. You know, because we don't want any of that.


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Posted by To: City Council
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

Take a deep breath. Then STOP with the development. Just stop. Give it a break, try to catch up a bit from the infrastructure needs before allowing any more building. Just.Stop.

Come on, this isn't rocket science. You guys all live here too, aren't you feeling the pain of this over-development? Haven't you gotten stuck in this traffic?

Just.Stop. You can always start again later.


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Posted by Transportation
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Apr 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Disappointing to not see a MUCH meatier transportation list. Transportation and congestion is the #1 (my opinion) detriment to our city, and it will get worse as massive projects in the pipeline come on line. This list misses the boat and dodges real investment in real solutions.

Virtually every item on the linked list involves bikes, pathways, or parking. While that's nice and those items need to be part of infrastructure improvement, only about 5% take bikes.

Those items are dessert. We need a main course. Now.


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Posted by Sxz
a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

Stop building rental apartments. You are not building a good community with renters.


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Posted by @Sxz
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm

"Stop building rental apartments. You are not building a good community with renters."

Right up there with "Let them eat cake..."

But I guess there are those in good ol' MV who think of renters as a "lesser breed," never mind that a lot of people who rent don't have the means or the opportunity to own a home. But I guess that doesn't matter to the poster from Rex Manor...


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Posted by Darin
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Darin is a registered user.

@Sxz

There is still a LOT of unmet demand for rental housing. The proof is in the rising rents.


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Posted by notrocketscience
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm


Getting votes from the poor and donations from the rich is what keeps council in office. Council will be building apartments 'till the cows come home. Council will be handing out ~4 unrestricted street parking permits to themselves, their friends and family for people too lazy to park in their driveway or want space out front for their Airbnb guests while they walk downtown. This is why we have rent control, unabated luxury apartments sprouting everywhere and no place to park near downtown.


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Posted by Common sense
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Disappointing to see so few proposals focusing on improving quality of life for residents generally, such as traffic calming, reducing quality of life crimes, improving the quality of our parks, and reducing noise. Sadly, the few initiatives that could help with traffic and improve pedestrian safety were dismissed by city staff because the city already has a (highly ineffective) NTMP.


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