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Public Works spent $3 million on North Bayshore studies

Original post made on Jun 16, 2019

City officials have spent more than $3 million on a variety of transportation consultants as part of Mountain View's quest to transform the North Bayshore area, according to city officials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 16, 2019, 8:12 AM

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

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To me this is pretty bad.

Many people are making a living but producing no real products.

Why do we spend all of this money and wind up with nothing but paperwork?

It almost appears like a scam. THe city is participating an nothing but a scam. When will a shovel ever be in use?

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Posted by Rita
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Could you please add a simple map to some of your articles? Where is North Bayshore exactly? and north Whisman?

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Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Jun 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm

$3 Million

That could fill a lot of potholes and store a lot of water for drought years.

Instead, we have a stack of paper that tells us that if we pack a ton more people into this city, the traffic will get worse.

Bravo, City Council. I'm sure you couldn't have figured that out on your own.

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Posted by Concerned!
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2019 at 7:25 am

It's my understanding that the bayshore funds do not come out of the cities general fund (our tax dollars) but is an additional tax from the businesses in the bayshore corridor. With that being said, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM! The city needs to be more responsible with ALL tax money! 8 million dollars over 8 years with nothing to show for it but multiple opinions is ridiculous, and borderline criminal! The city staff should not be in charge of this money! It should be handed over to a commision of business owners in the bayshore area to determine it's use. Lets see if the business minds of these multi million dollar companies can do matter then the bureaucrats!

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 18, 2019 at 8:21 am

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@Concerned. Shoreline is a Quasi-Redevelopment district in the phrase of the CA state finance people. IT GETS IT's TAX WINDFALL BY DIVERTING GENERAL FUND PROPERTY TAXES away from other agencies - like, for instance, the Mountain View Whisman elementary school district. This is a big tax loss for those other agencies.

MVWSD is the looser of $9,203,291.67 of guranteeded general property tax funds. (about 1/2 is 'shared' in a temporary contract).

Total tax revenue shift into Shoreline? $38,774,400.51 for the 2018-19 tax year. County of Santa Clara ,Tax Rates & Information, page H-9 at the very end.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm

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I know most of these posts would be likely to disagree with me.

But it looks like we are in TOTAL agreement in this case.

This has been nothing but a means to make moeny without producing any real new housing or anything else for that matter.

When will the City Council's ego's stop writing checks that their "butts" can't cash?

Top Gun.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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Steve Nelson,

You are on the right rtrack but the real cost to Mountain View was $22,495,619.89 because the transferred costs came from the City of Mountain View, Mountain View Elementary School and Mountain View-Los Altos High School from that page.

Now if there are 70,000 people in Mountain View, that means $321.37 from the City Taxes are being taken from each City Citizen.

And so far Mountain View Shoreline Community is not even built yet. It hasn't even started. Where is this money going?

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