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With filing deadline fast approaching, Mountain View City Council incumbents facing little competition

Original post made on Aug 11, 2022

Incumbents Lucas Ramirez, Ellen Kamei and Alison Hicks all filed their candidate documents this week. While three challengers had pulled papers, only one ended up filing and one new person pulled papers a day before the deadline.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 11, 2022, 12:07 PM

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Posted by Local
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Aug 11, 2022 at 5:51 pm

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If you care about the future of Mountain View, please get involved in what is going on with our Council. The three running for re-election - if there is no competition - will easily be given four more years. Considering their previous votes, is that what Mountain View really wants?
A real campaign will lock in what their plans and viewpoints are, and we need to hear those viewpoints and pledges. We won't get campaigns without competition, so I hope we will have several from which to choose by Friday!

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 11, 2022 at 9:19 pm

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What I understand is this.

The new rules in effect require any candidate to disclose where donations are coming from, and that means if any group like the California Association of Realtors of the California Apartment Association has to be disclosed, those candidates KNOW they are not welcome in the city of Mountain View.

It makes you think what it will be like when Lisa Matichak and Margarete Abe Koga have to step down, who will get their places?

The new rules are CLEANING UP the politics of Mountain View, GOOD WORK

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:05 pm

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@Steve Goldstein. 'The old rules in effect...' The existing rules of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (at has long had reporting requirements for all local elections (including .. all) where contributors - at $100 or above - had to be included by name in the candidate's committee reports.

Total contribution / not just one time or daily contributions.

In low spending campaigns / used to be $1000 total but it has now risen a bit / reporting requirements are waived. The FPPC rules are minimums, jurisdictions can have different carrots and sticks. Note, the MV City 'limits' are carrots. A candidate could raise and spend $99,000 if they had 1,000 supporters at $99 each.

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