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Santa Clara County supervisors approve $23M purchase of Crestview Hotel

Original post made on Nov 3, 2021

Santa Clara County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $23.2 million to buy a Mountain View hotel and convert it into housing for the homeless, despite a late surge of vocal opposition to the project by nearby residents.

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm

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I think the city should not own any residential housing. If they're really compelled to support growing the homeless population in MV, just provide cash payments.

Posted by defund max bosel
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Nov 3, 2021 at 3:56 pm

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who knew it'd be controversial to house the homeless! major props to the county for focusing on homelessness; it's a major issue affecting all of us here

Posted by Lenny Siegel2
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 3, 2021 at 4:06 pm

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I'm concerned that the Voice repeated the misinformation that the Crestview Hotel is near the Amy Imai Elementary School. Google Maps says it's 1.4 miles away. There are a freeway, creek, and cluster of vehicle residences between the hotel and the school.

Posted by one voice
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 3, 2021 at 4:22 pm

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@Dan Waylonis - cash payments have been shown to be helpful and effective but how are Mountain View's laudable efforts to increase the stock of affordable housing and provide supportive housing for the housing insecure "growing the homeless population" ? Seems to me it does the opposite.

Posted by Darren Phillips
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2021 at 11:55 am

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Why not simply buy one of the mundane motels along ECR in MV and turn it into a homeless shelter? Ease of access to public transportation and social services would serve the homeless community well.

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