Mountain View City Council January 2019

January 8 Council Chambers was packed for this primarily ceremonial session as outgoing Councilmembers Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter, and Lenny Siegel stepped down; newly elected Councilmembers Ellen Kamei, Lucas Ramirez, and Alison Hicks took their seats; and Vice Mayor Lisa Matichak and Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga were elected Mayor and Vice Mayor, following the standard progression. … Continue reading Mountain View City Council January 2019

Mountain View City Council Meetings May 2018

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Narrative Budget Report and 10-Year Financial Forecast On May 1st, the Council provided initial direction on recommendations for the FY 2018-19 budget. Staff indicated that the City continues to benefit from significant property tax growth resulting from new development and changes in property ownership. With a recommendation to add a net 14.5 … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meetings May 2018

Mountain View City Council Meetings March & April 2018

Update on Initiatives to Assist Homeless and Consideration of Parking Enforcement Options On March 6, the City Council received an update on many initiatives previously approved to assist homeless people in Mountain View. A biannual count conducted Countywide revealed that the homeless population increased from 276 in 2015 to 416 in 2017. The Council voted … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meetings March & April 2018

Mountain View City Council Meeting January 2018

Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor In the ceremonial first meeting of the year, the Council elected Lenny Siegel and Lisa Matichak as the new Mayor and Vice Mayor. Outgoing Mayor Ken Rosenberg spoke about his proudest moments, including Mountain View’s self-designation as a Human Rights City and the adoption of the North Bayshore Precise … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting January 2018

Mountain View City Council Meeting December 2017

Adoption of North Bayshore Precise Plan After nearly three years of work, the Council adopted the North Bayshore Precise Plan revision, which establishes three neighborhoods adjacent to Shoreline Boulevard north of Highway 101 and allows up to 9,850 new housing units. In a marathon session on December 12th, the Council unanimously approved the plan after … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting December 2017

Mountain View City Council Meeting November 2017

938 and 954 Villa Street: Proposal to Relocate the Weilheimer House On November 28th, the Council provided additional input on a proposal to remove two historic buildings in the downtown area and replace them with a four-story office building and ground-floor restaurant. Despite significant public support for preserving the Weilheimer House (currently occupied by the … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting November 2017

Mountain View City Council Meeting October 2017

Sanctuary City and Anti-Registry Policy Considerations On October 24th, the Mountain View City Council adopted policy language pertaining to the City’s role in federal immigration law and to the potential creation of a Muslim registry. Specifically, the language states that the City does not use “resources to create, implement, provide investigation or information for enforcement, … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting October 2017

Mountain View City Council Meeting October 2017

After a two month summer recess, the Mountain View City Council resumed meeting in September. Upon reconvening the Council on September 5th, Mayor Rosenberg read a moving tribute to Julie Lovins, the longtime Observer of the Council on behalf of the Los Altos-Mountain View League. The tribute was prepared by Julie’s brother, Amory, and is … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting October 2017

Mountain View City Council Meeting June 2017

The Council met for the final time before the summer recess on June 27th and will resume meeting in September. Here are some of the final actions the Council took in June: Adoption of Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget and Capital Improvement Projects After several months of discussion, the Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting June 2017

Mountain View City Council Meeting May 2017

Water Supply Transfer Agreement with the City of East Palo Alto On May 23rd, 2017, the City Council approved an agreement to permanently transfer a portion of its San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) water supply guarantee to the City of East Palo Alto. The agreement stipulates that, for a one-time payment of $5 million, … Continue reading Mountain View City Council Meeting May 2017