• General Election

    November 3, 2020

  • CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES 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

    John Lashlee

    Sally Lieber

    Alex Núñez

    Pat Showalter

    Lenny Siegel

    * incumbents

    View the Chamber's Candidate Forum held on September 10, 2020

    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.

  • CITY MEASURES CITY MEASURES

    Measure C:

    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    Measure D was withdrawn from the ballot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 COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICT MEASURES

    MEASURE S

    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?

    MEASURE T

    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?

    MEASURE RR

    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 CANDIDATES STATE CANDIDATES

    State Senate, District 13

    Josh Becker (D)

    Alexander Glew (R)

     

    State Assembly, District 24

    Marc Berman (D)

    Peter Ohtaki (R)

  • STATE BALLOT MEASURES STATE BALLOT MEASURES

    14

    Authorizes Bonds Continuing Stem Cell Research. Initiative Statute.

    15

    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

    16

    Allows Diversity as a Factor in Public Employment, Education, and Contracting Decisions. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

    17

    Restores Right to Vote After Completion of Prison Term. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

    18

    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.

    19

    Changes Certain Property Tax Rules. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

    20

    Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.

    21

    Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. Chamber Recommendation: No

    22

    Exempts App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers. Initiative Statute.

    23

    Establishes State Requirements for Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Requires OnSite Medical Professional. Initiative Statute.

    24

    Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute.

    25

    Referendum on Law that Replaced Money Bail with System Based on Public Safety and Flight Risk.

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