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Mountain View kicks off displacement response community outreach meeting series

Original post made on Jan 17, 2023

In the past decade, about 1,000 rent-stabilized units have been demolished or redeveloped in Mountain View to make way for new development projects, leaving their occupants displaced. The city's ramping up efforts to address the issue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 11:35 AM

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Posted by Me
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 17, 2023 at 11:59 am

Me is a registered user.

I'm sure that there will be plenty of sound and fury ... and that it will ultimately signify nothing.

Our government has no serious desire to address this problem, so all anyone (or any realist, at least) should expect is more window dressings that help like five people and do nothing to address the underlying structural problems.


Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm

Steven Goldstein is a registered user.

Just an Observation,

Since the City has failed to produce a housing element plan, the STATE will take over the process.

The STATE laws will increase MANDATORY INCLUSIVE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS.

The STATE will ELIMINATE IN LIEU fees for affordable units.

The City SHOULD have addressed this problem for the last 15 years since I moved here in 2007. But the city refused to take responsibility. So the City will be taken out of the process.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 18, 2023 at 11:17 am

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

@Steve Goldstein. // your simple but concise Observation I think is correct
// so ... if you could keep this simple but correct Focus during an appointed term in office ...
// please finish the forms and actually APPLY

[if you do a poor job - you would not get (re) elected for a second term]

The (policy) power of a Council position, in this council-manager form of city government, is a significant fraction (1/3) of the majority needed to effect policy changes (3/5). In other words, you would only have to vote with 2 other members of the legislature - to effect policy change.


Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 18, 2023 at 11:58 am

Steven Goldstein is a registered user.

JUst an Observation,

I cannot find the form for a "letter of intent" where is it?


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