November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020 will be a general election including national, state, county and city candidates and measures. By order of the Governor, all registered voters in California will be sent mail-in ballots, although in-person voting is still permitted. All polls open at 7am and close at 8pm on November 3. Mail-in ballots may be sent in at any time, but must be postmarked prior to the closing of the polls on November 3.
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Mountain View will be voting on four City Council seats. Click on the candidate below to go to their campaign page.
Margaret Abe-Koga * Chamber Endorses
José Gutiérrez, Jr. Chamber Endorses
Lisa Matichak * Chamber Endorses
Paul Roales Chamber Endorses
Filing documents and candidate statements can be found on the City Clerk's Election Information Page.
The Chamber of Commerce endorsement vetting process can be viewed here.
Shall City of Mountain View Ordinance 15.19, which prohibits parking of oversized vehicles (such as recreational vehicles, boats and large trucks) except wheelchair-accessible vans with a valid disabled placard and those exempted for short duration activities (such as loading and unloading, and emergency vehicles) on narrow streets 40 feet or less in width, be adopted?
Measure D was withdrawn from the ballot
SANTA CLARA COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICT MEASURES
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Parcel Tax: Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program.
Shall the measure to renew the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program which ensures public health and safety by:
- protecting drinking water supply, dams from earthquakes and climate change;
- reducing pollution, toxins and contaminants in waterways; and
- providing flood protection;
by renewing Santa Clara Valley Water District’s existing parcel tax without increasing rates, averaging $.006 per square foot annually as described in Resolution 20-64 until ended by voters, raising approximately $45,500,000 annually, with qualifying senior exemption, annual audits, independent citizen oversight be adopted?
Parcel Tax: Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
To continue protecting and preserving natural open spaces without increasing tax rates by:
- managing land and water to reduce wildfires and floods;
- protecting land around creeks to prevent pollution and improve water quality;
- creating urban parks;
- preserving wildlife habitats; and, preserving family farms, and healthy food sources;
shall the measure to renew Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s existing $24 annual parcel tax with no increase, generating approximately $8,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with oversight/audits, be adopted?
Sales Tax: Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CalTrain)
To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted?
Chamber Recommendation: Yes
State Senate, District 13
Josh Becker (D)
Alexander Glew (R)
State Assembly, District 24
Marc Berman (D)
Peter Ohtaki (R)
STATE BALLOT MEASURES
Authorizes Bonds Continuing Stem Cell Research. Initiative Statute.
Increases Funding Sources for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Chamber Recommendation: No
Allows Diversity as a Factor in Public Employment, Education, and Contracting Decisions. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Restores Right to Vote After Completion of Prison Term. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Amends California Constitution to Permit 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primary and Special Elections if They Will Turn 18 by the Next General Election and Be Otherwise Eligible to Vote. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Changes Certain Property Tax Rules. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.
Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. Chamber Recommendation: No
Exempts App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers. Initiative Statute.
Establishes State Requirements for Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Requires OnSite Medical Professional. Initiative Statute.
Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute.
Referendum on Law that Replaced Money Bail with System Based on Public Safety and Flight Risk.