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Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum

Original post made on Jan 30, 2023

Four people vying for the Mountain View City Council’s vacant seat gave stances on everything from housing and rent control to transportation and livability at a forum held by community groups on Jan. 27. A fifth applicant dropped out.

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Posted by Johnny Yuma
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 30, 2023 at 2:23 pm

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I hope that the council resists the temptation to bring back former council members. It does NOT serve the best interest of Mountain View residents.The revolving door for “recycled council members” MUST STOP. Thank you.

Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 30, 2023 at 2:28 pm

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Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning (MVCSP) and GreenSpacesMV were also major participants in this event, including providing two of the panelists.
Personally, I favor Council selecting someone with an ability to adequately cover the broad range of issues that typically come before them. No decisions from them should be made in isolation or not take into account the full picture.

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:34 pm

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Just an observation,

as pointed out, the Housing Development and Safety Programs in this City are totally overwhelmed. THese departments need serious overhauls and reform.

THe problem with the land management here is severe, and to try to do a microsurgery on a macroinjury is impossible.

If anyone ever played SimCity, you know that sometimes you need to take a seriously large area and do a complete redesign of it to deal with traffic, gas, water, electric and sewage issues.

The facts are we do not have enough expertise or skills in the City Government to deal with Housing Development. That is why we are going to fail to get an approved Housing Element program going.

If anything, I do feel better that Emily was chosen. I know she has the right attitude. But I am insecure that as long as the City Manager and the City Council doesn't fix the serious problems here, that it may not help the city residents.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 31, 2023 at 7:05 am

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Old very experienced guy bows out / new relatively experienced gal steps up / and in.

Emily was appointed?

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