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Fair Rent

Oct. 15, 2022
Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why Heather Vogell | ProPublica, with data analysis by Haru Coryne, ProPublica, and Ryan Little
Oct. 19, 2022
2020 state law reduced tenant displacement in Mountain View to zero Since the state housing law SB 330 took effect, the number of tenant relocation projects have declined, city data shows Malea Martin | Mountain View Voice
Sept. 20, 2022
This map reveals who owns every property in the S.F. Bay Area This tool will help you investigate your landlord or anyone else’s By Emma Stiefel and Susie Neilson | San Francisco Chronicle
Sept. 20, 2022
These 12 secret power players are shaping the Bay Area housing market Susie Neilson, Emma Stiefel, J.K. Dineen And Lauren Hepler, Visuals by Jessica Christian, Jeff Hinchee, Alvin A.H. Jornada, Jungho Kim, Lea Suzuki And Salgu Wissmath | San Francisco Chronicle
Sept. 16, 2021
Mountain View approves rowhouse development that will replace 70 rent-controlled apartments City Council narrowly OKs project on 4-3 vote Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
Aug. 25, 2021
Mountain View: Attempt to stave off decision on Gamel Way project fails as council forges ahead The Gamel Way project has the potential to displace dozens of people Aldo Toledo | Bay Area News Group
April 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
Feb. 12, 2021
June 2, 2020
May 20, 2020
Rent control committee caps rent increases at 2.9% for 2020 Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
May 12, 2020
California considers sweeping relief for renters, landlords Incentives to delay rent payments, boost small landlords Louis Hansen | The Mercury News
April 30, 2020
Mar. 19, 2020
Mountain View: City leaders question likelihood of mobile home rent control Ballot initiative “clearest way forward,” mayor says, though advocates are not going in that direction Aldo Toledo | Mercury News
Feb. 21, 2020
Measure D undermines rent control Opinion by Pat Showalter | Mountain View Voice
Feb. 21, 2020
League of Women Voters says No on D! Opinion | Mountain View Voice
Feb. 20, 2020
Read the text. Follow the money. Vote no on D. Opinion by Dave Arnone | Mountain View Voice
Feb. 14, 2020
No on Measure D, the City Council's rent control rewrite The argument in favor of Measure D, the City Council's rewrite of Mountain View's rent control law, boils down to this: Trust us. Editorial | Mountain View Voice
Feb. 14, 2020
Feb., 2020
Vote No On Measure D Endorsement | League of Women Voters Los Altos-Mountain View
Jan. 31, 2020
Measure D is misleading and unnecessary Council's rent control measure would weaken current law Ronald and Dorothy Schafer | Mountain View Voice
Jan. 24, 2020
Local Democratic Party urges 'no' vote on Measure D Early endorsement criticizes council's measure for diluting renter protections Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
Jan. 24, 2020
San Jose should lower rent control cap, offer eviction legal assistance, report says The report was the result of a year long public-private partnership Maggie Angst | The Mercury News
Nov. 13, 2019
Mountain View to ask voters to support raising the city’s rent control caps It’s the latest saga in the city’s four-year-long battle with rent control Maggie Angst | The Mercury News

Stop the RV Ban!

Sept. 23, 2022
Final settlement in lawsuit over RV parking restrictions released City will begin enforcing the parking rules next month Malea Martin | Mountain View Voice
Aug. 31, 2022
Jan. 10, 2022
Mountain View hits pause on enforcing its RV parking banning Sweeping restrictions on oversized vehicle parking won't be enforced until April 5 Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
Aug. 31, 2021
Dec. 9, 2020
Mountain View: City council moving quickly to implement narrow streets RV ban The ban would displace dozens of RV dwellers parked on 444 streets across much of the city Aldo Toledo | The Mercury News
Oct. 19, 2020
Editorial: No on Mountain View Measure C Mountain View Voice Editorial Board
Sept. 15, 2020
Palo Alto green lights 'safe parking' program for people living in cars City Council approves use of Baylands site to provide parking, social services to residents without homes Gennady Sheyner | Palo Alto Weekly
May 8, 2020
Homeless try to ride out coronavirus threat sheltered in RV places Many are struggling to find work, food and pay rent on their RVs Aldo Toledo | The Mercury News
April 23, 2020
Feb. 12, 2020
Jan. 15, 2020
Mountain View RV ban will go to voters in November general election Council members unanimously decided to take the question to Mountain View residents Aldo Toledo | The Mercury News
Jan. 15, 2020
Mountain View voters will decide city's RV parking ban City Council's parking restrictions on RVs, oversized vehicles set for referendum vote in November election by Mark Noack | Mountain View Voice
Jan. 2, 2020
RV lots appear ready, but they’re still locked up Sonya Herrera | Palo Alto Daily Post
Nov. 22, 2019
Housing advocates deliver signatures to overturn Mountain View's RV ban Volunteers gathered voter signatures to block parking ban affecting homeless RV-dwellers Mark Noack | Mountain View Voice

Homelessness

Jan. 7, 2022
This Northern California mayor wants to give everyone a right to housing Could this idea take off statewide? Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News
Aug. 21, 2019
The New American Homeless: Housing insecurity in the nation’s richest cities is far worse than government statistics claim. Just ask the Goodmans Brian Goldstone | The New Republic

COVID-19

April 13, 2020
County's halt on evictions is working, but families are already falling behind Local safety net agencies say they're swamped with requests from people who have lost their jobs Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
April 10, 2020
Mountain View's safe parking lot is now open 24/7, and RV dwellers are moving in City partnered with Santa Clara County to expand hours after its overnight-only restrictions failed to attract many vehicles Kevin Forestieri | Mountain View Voice
April 6, 2020
Mountain View’s coronavirus relief package won’t help everyone who qualifies Though 830 renters have applied for relief, just about 50 to 80 will get city money Aldo Toledo | The Mercury News