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Mountain View's future public safety building projected to cost $134M

Original post made on Oct 14, 2021

For two decades, Mountain View has endeavored to build a new headquarters for the city's police and fire departments, grappling with high construction costs and no clear way to finance it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:05 PM

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Posted by addressing systemic racism
a resident of Willowgate
on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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Why do police need a 33% larger building with 100 extra parking spots? Are city council members going to approve even more positions for over-bloated MVPD? Also, a shooting range? Why are our tax dollars going to pay for a shooting range in MV
Invest in community and kids instead!

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 14, 2021 at 5:14 pm

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ah - Why? Look into which council people are most supported during election campaigns by the Police and Fire unions. Why? money in politics talks

Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 15, 2021 at 8:06 am

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We should make it a challenge! If the police and firefighters can achieve a 100% vaccination rate, we'll pay for their fancy new building. If they can't, well, that means that public safety isn't really that important to them.

Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Oct 15, 2021 at 8:38 am

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@Randy - I certainly hope vaccination rate will reach 100% soon (if not voluntarily then by terminating un-vaccinated public "safety" employees).

I really don't understand the need for a shooting range in MV, it seems far cheaper to use a shared shooting range as is done now.

I also don't understand why proposed building in only 2 stories high.... downtown next to the tracks.

Posted by Bill
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 17, 2021 at 7:58 am

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Please do not forget the gold plated faucets in the design! Web Link

Posted by HAB
a resident of Willowgate
on Oct 17, 2021 at 10:49 pm

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No. The police already get more money per taxpayer than the majority of police departments in California. You raise our taxes for this--expect a fight. There is no reason to raise our taxes for this when service workers can't even afford to live here. We need more affordable housing, better infrastructure through sustainable means, and more investments in bringing businesses to the downtown. How many storefronts are empty? How many people are homeless? Is the city's infrastructure ready for the climate crisis? How is the city ensuring water for citizens during this drought and future droughts? What a waste of taxpayer money. It won't make the city any safer.

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