by Nazanin Dashtara
Local civic group Livable Mountain View is endorsing Margaret Abe-Koga and Lisa Matichak for reelection to the City Council on November 3.
Each of the nine candidates running for a council seat responded to the group’s questionnaire on critical issues affecting livability in Mountain View now and in the post-pandemic future, such as how the historic downtown should be preserved, office-housing balance, local control over zoning, and the development of Moffett Street adjacent to downtown. Most of the candidates accepted our offer to have a live Zoom interview to expand on their written responses.
Abe-Koga and Matichak were the two candidates whose written responses were fully aligned with the advocacy and goals of Livable Mountain View, and who the group determined would give Mountain View much-needed leadership during this critical time.
We wish to thank all the candidates for their efforts. The question-naires and responses from candidates who gave permission to publish them can be read here:
Livable Mountain View is an all-volunteer group of residents committed to making Mountain View the most livable city in California. The group supports smart growth throughout Mountain View and advocates for development that shows respect for the city’s rich heritage, irreplaceable historic structures and vibrant downtown. For more information, go to www. LivableMV.org.
Please remember to vote on or before November 3!