This is the City's key link to important information about the Mountain View community and all that the City has to offer to residents, business, and visitors alike.
Welcome to the City of Mountain View’s Website!
Mountain View is ideally situated in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is home to just under 75,000 residents and is known for its diverse community and great quality of life. We are a vibrant community of good schools, safe neighborhoods, and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 35 parks and an extensive trail system. The City has a wide spectrum of businesses, including many nationally and internationally known high-tech corporations and institutions. Mountain View enjoys a rich offering of cultural events, the Center for the Performing Arts, the Mountain View Public Library, live music at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, and Thursday Nights Live, as well as an annual Art & Wine Festival, A La Carte and Art Festival, the Annual Spring Downtown Parade, and a weekly Farmer's Market in a rich and diverse Downtown Mountain View.
Looking Ahead to the Challenges and Opportunities for 2013:
Mountain View’s continuing critical goal for 2013 remains maintaining and enhancing the City’s overall fiscal health and sustainability while continuing to provide essential public services and meeting new challenges. It is the City Council’s goal to ensure that Mountain View continues to be a diverse and vibrant community we all cherish. The City Council has previously adopted the following goals for FY 2012-13:
- Continue improvements in Information Technology, including a redesign of the City website
- Continue study and action on key transportation issues
- Identify significant capital project funding priorities and funding strategies
- Complete the General Plan and proceed with implementation actions.
In addition to these goals, the City is continuing action on a number of initiatives and projects for the betterment of Mountain View.
I will bring my commitment to efficient government and preserving the nature and character of Mountain View to each day I serve as Mayor. I believe together, we can enhance the high quality of life in Mountain View that is the heart of our community. I am committed to sound fiscal management and prioritizing capital spending on infrastructure. Structurally balanced budgets are paramount for long-term fiscal sustainability.
I will emphasize flexibility as the General Plan is implemented and the City transitions from existing zoning to meet the varied demands the public has for space and services. I am also committed to improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and safety, addressing traffic concerns, and using technology to better serve the community.
I also have a personal commitment to ensuring that I am available for all residents—should you need assistance. I look forward to receiving your input or visiting with you during my bi-weekly open meetings for the community with the Mayor, “Java with John.”
Community Information and Engagement:
The City of Mountain View appreciates your civic engagement in local government! I encourage you to visit the City’s web site often, or drop by City Hall or any of our City facilities for the latest information on Mountain View's community programs, projects, and services. Whether you are a lifetime resident of Mountain View or just visiting us on the web, we welcome you to the City! Please enjoy all our City has to offer.
For information on City services and how you can get more involved, please check out:
- This website and our social media sites for up-to-date information
- KMVT-Channel 26 (the City's cable television government access channel)
- The View (the City's newsletter)
- The yearly Annual Report
- Press releases (for the latest news)
- Call or visit City facilities during regular business hours
- Ask Mountain View (on-line service where you can ask a question, make a suggestion, note a concern, offer a compliment, or get more information)
We Welcome Your Input:
I look forward to receiving your calls, letters, and/or E-mails or visiting with you during my weekly: "Java with John" (Mayor John Inks). These open and informal sessions are a chance for members of the Mountain View community to speak with the City's Mayor. The opportunity to "Java with John" will be held twice a month--on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month--from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The meetings are open for all and will be held at Le Boulanger at 650 Castro, Suite 160 – just around the corner from City Hall. The "Java with John" will be canceled on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
To contact me:
- Send me an E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact me via City Hall during regular business hours Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at (650) 903-6300
- Send me a standard mail letter at: City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Post Office Box 7540, Mountain View, California 94039-7540
I look forward to the year ahead and working together to meet the challenges and opportunities that face the City. It is a true honor and privilege to represent the residents of Mountain View on the City Council and I am thankful for this opportunity to serve as Mayor for 2013.
Mayor John Inks