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Former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber joins crowded race for the Mountain View City Council

Original post made on Jun 23, 2020

Former State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber is seeking a return to the Mountain View City Council after an 18-year hiatus from city politics, with an eye towards preserving affordable housing and preventing displacement.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:09 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 23, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Great. Glad to see that she is wiling to serve. The position does not pay much.

Posted by Kyle ML
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm

I’m tired of talk about “preserving” anything. Build more housing and it will be more affordable. Any candidate that doesn’t advocate flooding the market can go away.

Posted by David
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 23, 2020 at 4:24 pm

She also organized the protest that marched down El Camino and then sat in the San Antonio intersection

Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:02 pm

Talk about a desperate attempt to remain relevant and in a position of power.....

Posted by Peanut Gallery
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Quick question, Greg: how did your city council run go? Sounds like you're still trying to stay relevant...

Posted by RV
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:03 am

How about preserving the quality of life of long term residents by preventing RVs from parking in front of their houses and turning local parks into squalor?
Eagle park is looking better now but Rengstorff? And it’s precisely on the side of town where lower income residents live!

Posted by Cliff Chambers
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:43 am

@Kyle ML: So true. Our City Council on Tuesday approved the massive Google Landings office development in North Bayshore with no housing. Our advocacy group, the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, asked the City Council to postpone the decision until the Shorebird Master Plan by Google with 2,400 to 2,600 homes could be approves. We said no more office without a firm commitment to building housing. What did our City Council do? It voted 7-0 for this large office building without any formal commitment to build housing. I don't know what Sally Lieber's position would be, but I'm very tired of the status quo decision making process. I want to vote for candidate who willing to buck the status quo!

Posted by reader
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

The headline mentions this "crowded race" but I see no mention of other candidates in the story. What crowd might we be talking about?

Posted by Longview
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2020 at 3:29 pm

I agree no RV's in front of homes. But/and - I prefer to see parked RV's rather than tents by sidewalks. The no parking signs on Independence and Leghorn should come down so that this low impact commercial area could be again used as a valid place for RV's to park. A complete ban on RV's like the current council wants will bring us desperate people in tents. If they have low income part time jobs and no car for transportation, moving is risky - if the RV's go, the tents will come.

Posted by Best of luck
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Good luck to Sally. She has been a great advocate.

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