Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View is reaffirming its values of being a community for all following recent acts of racism against Asian/Pacific Islander individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In April 2020, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution to denounce xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the City remains committed to the safety and well-being of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans and combatting hate crimes that target one’s race and ethnicity.
“Mountain View has always been known as a welcoming community that embraces diversity,” said Mayor Ellen Kamei. “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has manifested anti-Asian sentiment that has led to an increase in hate crimes and other racially motivated attacks across the country. Here in Mountain View, we denounce hate crimes and hateful acts against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will continue to work together to ensure all community members feel safe and welcome during and after the pandemic.”
To report a suspected racially motivated incident, call the Mountain View Police Department’s non-emergency line at 650-903-6344. If there is a suspected hate crime in progress, call the emergency line at 9-1-1.
For more details about the City’s commitment to racial equity and justice in an effort to create an inclusive community for all, visit the MountainView.gov/REI website.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,739. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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