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At long last, a winner in City Council race

Original post made on Dec 6, 2018

In the final vote results announced Wednesday night, Alison Hicks won the undecided City Council seat with a narrow but significant lead over incumbent Pat Showalter.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 6, 2018, 1:47 PM

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Posted by Bored M
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Terrific. How long until the mess Lenny and his crew created is cleaned up?


21 people like this
Posted by OpenMV
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Don't close off Castro at Central Expressway please. Keep Mountain View an open accessible place for all!


65 people like this
Posted by ShorelineWestDude
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm

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#Bored M,

it will be necessary to hold the feet of the newly elected to the fire, since I believe they are all "progressive" to varying degrees.

This means they must begin with eliminating the dangerous and unhealthy blight of RVs and beater cars that have appropriated our neighborhoods.

We must make it clear that the people have spoken and they had best clean up the mess... or suffer a similar ouster in the next election.

It would be nice to feel safe letting our kids play in the parks again, wouldn't you agree?


12 people like this
Posted by Jeremy Hoffman
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm

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My understanding is that the Castro / Central intersection is already a backed up disaster, and is only projected to get worse as Caltrain schedules improve. Better to repurpose the intersection into an efficient throughway for Central and a bike/pedestrian underpass to access Castro St. This will also help with parking on Castro St.


28 people like this
Posted by Jeremy Hoffman
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm

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My sincere gratitude for Lenny and Pat's four years of service. I'm excited to see what Ellen, Lucas, and Alison can do.

Mountain View is a leader inspiring other cities in the region with our smart city planning, including mixed-use zoning and more housing opportunities for more members of our city. I'm proud to call Mountain View my home and I hope the new council keeps giving me lots more to be proud of.


3 people like this
Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 6, 2018 at 4:16 pm

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"The old order changeth, yielding place to new" --- at least in part, anyway. Still some more changes to be made in future elections.


18 people like this
Posted by Robert in Cuesta Park
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

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One month later, it would be great if ALL candidates pick up their campaign signs.


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Posted by Bored M
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:13 am

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@Shoreline WestDude

There were no RVs on Shoreline this morning. The street looked great again. Not sure what happened but the "blight" is gone for now.


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Posted by LOL
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:33 am

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Bored M, you folks really are shameless. What do you think happened? Alison Hicks seized vigilante power and rousted RVs? Maybe in true Boomer form, there's a "stand-dowm" order that was revoked? This is something the Voice should investigate!


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Posted by Polomom
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:50 am

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Weekend events (Christmas Market German International School of Silicon Valley) around Pioneer Park and City Hall will require a lot of parking for vendors and visitors. Just like the Art and Wine Festival. I bet our vehicle dwellers were politely asked to live somewhere else for now.


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