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MV Whisman board slams Google's proposed school site

Original post made on Feb 8, 2019

Mountain View Whisman school board members on Thursday had few positive things to say about Google's plan to place an elementary school on the outskirts of North Bayshore, far from planned neighborhoods, on land that's dangerous in an earthquake and sandwiched between airports.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 8, 2019, 1:45 PM

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Posted by LBJ
a resident of Castro City
on Feb 8, 2019 at 2:08 pm

You have to wonder if it were Bullis would the offer better?

Duh . . . Yeah it would!

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Posted by Realist
a resident of North Bayshore
on Feb 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm

First they drove up real estate prices, then bought up all the land, asked for community support to build their billion dollar headquarters and now are not supplying 6 acres, plus wanting to put our kids on land where earthquake shaking is a real and dangerous threat, you have got to be kidding me. I think you r right if it were Bullis the offer would have been very different. What a shame.

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Posted by DDD
a resident of North Bayshore
on Feb 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm

I have no idea why the city out source the responsibility of building a new schools to Google.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Feb 8, 2019 at 4:16 pm

"I have no idea why the city out source the responsibility of building a new schools to Google."

Because the city wants it for free.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 9, 2019 at 7:24 am

Once again Google shows the true self of their cavalier & evil intentions for our community.

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Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of North Bayshore
on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

Trustees were totally right to bring up safety concerns. Yet this does not mean Google is not trying. Google has been a good neighbor to the school district, be it working on this issue or their on-going support for STEM and MVEF.

Word in the community is that Google is now offering a new property within the proposed Shorebird neighborhood. It does plan to reduce the housing allocation by 600 units to create the space.

Question that remains open-ended is how will new neighborhoods impact the Shoreline Tax District that funnels property tax directly to the city, rather than the traditional shared city/school model that exists in the rest of MV. Does this tax district still make sense if North Bayshore becomes a mixed-residential/commercial community? Link to past MV Voice background coverage of this issue: Web Link

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Posted by Is the Board Remotely Qualified?
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm

In the last election, I checked the qualifications of everyone running for the MV Whisman school board. NONE OF THEM were remotely qualified to make the financial, educational, and legal decisions necessary to manage a school board properly. They all were, in my opinion, all quite idealistic and ignorant and useless. If we can't attract far better talent than this, then we will get what our children don't deserve --- inferior schools due to grossly inferior leadership.

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