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-Los Altos High School District Meetings June 2018

At a marathon meeting on 6/11, the board discussed the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the budget, collective bargaining agreements, and several items related to Measure E, the bond measure on the June 5th ballot.  Public hearings were held on the LCAP, the budget, and both collective bargaining agreements, but there were no public comments … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings June 2018

Los Altos City Council Meetings June 2018

June 12, 2018 The City Council adopted the ordinance establishing Affordable Housing Impact Fees for residential and non-residential development. The fees would generate money for the city to use toward Affordable Housing initiatives.  The City Council adopted a measure that may provide additional revenue for the city by placing on the November general election ballot … Continue reading Los Altos City Council Meetings June 2018

Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings May & June 2018

Enrollment Priorities Trustees approved the recommended enrollment priorities drafted by the Enrollment Priorities Task Force.  The new Administrative Regulation No. 5115 will go into effect in the 2019-2020 school year and give first priority for enrollment to students who reside in a neighborhood’s school boundaries.  Second priority will be given to students who are the … Continue reading Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings May & June 2018

Bullis Charter School Meeting June 2018

June 18, 2018: The Bullis board accomplished its four agendized tasks for this meeting: [1] On a third reading, the board unanimously approved its Local Control Accountability Plan. [2] At its second reading, the board unanimously approved its 2018-19 school budget; [3] It had a lengthy and thoughtful discussion about board officers. Noting that their … Continue reading Bullis Charter School Meeting June 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Board Meeting 5/7/18 Two presentations were made that showed trustees what the schools are doing to promote excellent education.  1. Performing Arts LAHS and MVHS Performing arts departments offer instrumental choral, drama, and dance courses. Classes range from open-to-everyone, audition, and touring and competition opportunities. To address challenges, LAHS requests more building and storage space … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Los Altos City Council Meetings May 2018

May 8, 2018 If adopted, an Affordable Housing Impact Fee would generate funds for the city to stimulate production of or enhancement of affordable housing. Keyser Marston Associates, a joint jurisdictional study by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, supports adoption. Such fees are established by the City Council, based on gross square footage, and paid … Continue reading Los Altos City Council Meetings May 2018

Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings April 2018

MVWSD Board Meetings, April 5th and 19th, 2018 In April the Mountain View Whisman School District Trustees reviewed the first and second trimester benchmark assessment results and took an in depth look at the 2017-2018 English Learner Board Goal. Benchmark Assessment Report The Benchmark Assessments are created by the district’s Assessment Task Force, a group … Continue reading Mountain View Whisman School District Meetings April 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-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018

This meeting was notable because it showcased two methods the MVLA School District uses to try to improve student achievement. As always, it was demonstrated that while MVHS and LAHS work together, each school has its own specific approach to topics and these approaches are often dependent on the teachers leading the way. Both of … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018