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This week: Mountain View Candidates Forum and Land Use/Transportation Decisions

On Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30pm, come hear Mountain View City Council candidates answer questions and share their views at a Candidates Forum on Housing and Transportation. Mountain View faces key decisions in the coming years regarding land use and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8/27: Growth Without Gridlock Panel in Sunnyvale

The economic boom in the area is bringing traffic jams, parking challenges, and fears of worsening problems. Meanwhile, a trend toward cities taking charge of traffic and parking in the Silicon Valley area is picking up speed. Sunnyvale has been … Continue reading

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Changing demand for commute services in San Mateo County

John Ford, the Executive Director of, reports a sea change in the market for commute services in San Mateo County. Since at least 1997,’s customer base came from the large corporations and new developments that were legally required … Continue reading

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North County update: Caltrain corridor news in Millbrae and San Bruno

In Millbrae, the City Council had a study session on the Specific Plan for the Millbrae Station Area. Council will come back after summer break, review the draft plan, and set guidance for the Environmental Impact Report. The ambitious schedule … Continue reading

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Thursday 7/17: help transform the Millbrae Station Area

On Thursday, July 17, Sierra Club and Friends of Caltrain are co-hosting a free workshop about Millbrae’s plans for major changes to the Millbrae Station Area. The City of Millbrae is working quickly to update the Millbrae Station Area Specific … Continue reading

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Mountain View Council directs better jobs/housing balance in San Antonio Plan area

Yesterday, July 8, the Mountain View City Council gave direction to improve the jobs/housing balance in the San Antonio Specific Plan area.  The draft plan included office and retail space expected to employ over 4000 workers, while providing 1575 units … Continue reading

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Update: Mountain View Council holds San Antonio decision to consider housing

Faced with a room full of constituents raising concern about housing prices, plans to move due to housing prices, wanting children and grandchildren to be able to stay in the area, the need to add more housing and affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Mountain View reviews key decisions for San Antonio Station Area, Shoreline Corridor

Tonight in Mountain View starting at 5pm, City Council will be giving critical direction for the San Antonio Precise Plan, and feedback the Shoreline Corridor. Shoreline Corridor At 5pm, Council will review  plans for the Shoreline connection to North Bayshore … Continue reading

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San Jose Council approves Diridon Plan, steers Sharks toward reducing driving, revives plan to free the creek

This afternoon San Jose City Council voted to approve the Diridon Station Area Plan and its Environmental Impact Report.   In an important step forward, the Council supported the staff recommendation to move forward with a strategy to reduce driving … Continue reading

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Update – two year lead time for new SJ / Arena parking deal

Here is an update on process by which city of San Jose negotiates a contract with the Arena Authority committing the city to provide parking to the Arena. This contract is up for renewal – but not for another two … Continue reading

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