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Vice Mayor Alison Hicks to seek a second term

Original post made on Jul 6, 2022

As the end of her first term draws near, Mountain View Vice Mayor Alison Hicks announced Tuesday that she’s running for reelection.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 1:03 PM

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Posted by Mtn View Mom
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 6, 2022 at 3:03 pm

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It’s great to hear about Alison’s priority to improve our public spaces and make MV a more pleasant place to live, play, and get around! While we are building and growing, greening our city will make MV more sustainable and liveable.

I agree that MV must and can do better on Safe Routes to School. Only with the support of officials like Alison who listen to the community and keep steadfast commitment, can we make positive changes to streets, education and public sentiment that will make a difference.

Posted by Concerned
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 6, 2022 at 3:17 pm

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She has my vote only if:
- the RV ban is enforced prior to the election
- she works to have more homeowners in the city. While I welcome renters many of the tech workers are just passing through and not building community.

Posted by Kathy Fisher
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2022 at 3:17 pm

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I live in Bentley Square off of Grant Road. A community of 52 homes. I would like to know what Ms. Hicks believes we should do about the RV ban. It was passed by MV voters twice, but has been moved from enforcement on July 4 to August or September ( I don't recall details). Signs have been placed on streets for many of millions of dollars, and yet it hasn't been enforced.
What is her stance on this?
Thank you!
Kathy Fisher

Posted by Kal Sandhu
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 6, 2022 at 3:19 pm

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Great first term indeed. Wasn't easy during the pandemic but we all managed to pull through together.
Alison has been a great addition to the City Council and has my vote for a second term.

Posted by MV neighbor
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 6, 2022 at 3:21 pm

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I wonder how her 2019 vote against the oversized vehicle/narrow streets ban will impact her re-election campaign or whether it will be highlighted in her campaign? No mention of it here…given the voters later approved the ban by wide margin, would seem a relevant issue.

Posted by Seth Neumann
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 6, 2022 at 4:12 pm

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can't say I'm thrilled about oversized vehicles on the streets. I'm very concerned about her opposition to enforcing the ban. How does she propose to extract revenue from the absentee "RV-lords" to pay for services for the RV dwellers?

I'm also opposed to more growth, especially of office space, more offices means more good jobs which means more competition for housing. Let's ask any would-be employers to justify why the jobs they want to create need to be done here?

Posted by longtime homeowner
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 6, 2022 at 4:28 pm

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Excited to have Alison run again! I'm glad we have at least one candidate running that understands what GOOD growth looks like

Personally I don't think anyone running so far is to blame for the RV enforcement. I know Alison voted to confirm the acceptance of Measure C along with everyone on council.

There is a lawsuit working through the courts that is holding up the implementation. I think we need to let the process play out before trying to put someone else in who might try to undo the will of the voters

Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm

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Two very important aspects of serving on City Council are 1) considering the city comprehensively and intelligently seeking the best compromises among competing priorities with the overall goal of establishing a Mountain View that works for everyone here as much as possible. And 2) listening to all in the community, considering that input, and providing feedback along the way, which helps ensure that constituents can know they are being heard. Alison absolutely does these things excendingly well in my opinion. I personally feel I'm able to accomplish much of what I seek to do in our community largely through the long-running collaboration and support I realize through partnering with Alison.

Posted by Nora S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 9, 2022 at 2:06 am

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Even if you do puff pieces on all of the candidates for a race, they are still puff pieces. Please stop this practice. It is not good journalism.

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