12/12/2022 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 12122022-1
Subject :

City of Mountain View to Develop Displacement Response Strategy to Prevent and Address Displacement of Rental Residents
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

Community outreach and meetings seeking input about tenant displacement response strategy scheduled for January and February 2023

Mountain View, Calif. — Responding to tenant displacement is a top priority for the City of Mountain View. The City will hold a comprehensive community outreach process in January and February 2023 to gather public input about potential policies and programs for preventing and addressing displacement of tenants from their homes. This outreach process will include a series of community meetings, as follows:

Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available for the meetings on Jan. 12, 25, and 26, and Feb. 21. Childcare and light dinner/refreshments will also be available at no cost at the Jan. 26 meeting.

In addition, the City invites individuals and organizations to meet one-on-one with staff to provide input on policies and programs that should be considered as part of the displacement response strategy.

Contact displacementresponse@mountainview.gov to schedule a meeting, or to send any questions or comments. A response will be provided within 48 hours.

The City will use the feedback received during this process to inform the development of a Displacement Response Strategy that the City Council will consider in 2023. The options include acquisition and/or preservation of rent-stabilized units, replacement requirements for existing units demolished as part of new residential development, and other potential programs. The input will also be used to inform related City efforts such as the R3 Zoning Update (MountainView.gov/R3ZoningUpdate) and the Housing Element Update (MVHousingElement.org). A follow-up meeting specifically for the R3 project will be held at a future date.

For more information, including how to attend the virtual meetings and register for the interest list to stay informed, please visit MountainView.gov/DisplacementResponse.

News release in SpanishChinese and Russian.

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 83,864. 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’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.