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Gary Wesley, attorney and longtime Mountain View watchdog, dies at 68

Original post made on Feb 2, 2021

For decades, Gary Wesley was tireless in his role as a legal and policy watchdog in Mountain View, even when it didn't make him a lot of friends and many of his lawsuits went nowhere. He was found dead in his home last month at age 68.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 1, 2021, 2:37 PM

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Posted by mimo
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 2, 2021 at 11:12 am

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I will miss Gary. Although we never met in person, we communicated over email. His posts on MV Voice forums were always informative and to the point. Not having him around feels like not having someone who would watch your back in various city matters. Thank you, Gary. Rest in peace...


Posted by SC Parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 2, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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Gary's ballot measure analysis was usually spot-on, especially related to bond measures which were misleading and pay lip service the oversight intent in the California Constitution (ref. MVWSD's Measure T last year).

Sometimes, he'd write an opposition opinion just because no one else wrote one; he thought it was important in democracy that someone argue the other side.

I don't know if I would have liked him in person, but based on his writings, I think he was an asset to our community and I will miss him.


Posted by MV neighbor
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 3, 2021 at 6:20 am

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Thank you for an insightful article on Mr. Westley. Like many, I knew his name from the various public forums that he participated in over the years, including letters to editor of the Voice and the town square, but knew little else about him. Sometimes, I thought he made good points, others seemed less so, but his engagement as a watchdog was admirable.


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