1/6/2021 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

Subject :

City Statement on U.S. Capitol Protests
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View is closely monitoring the unfolding situation in Washington, D.C. where protestors had breached the U.S. Capitol. The protests have been in response to the certification of the election for President-elect Joe Biden. This afternoon, the Capitol building was placed on lockdown, halting Congress’ counting of the electoral votes.

Here in Mountain View, the local scene remains calm.

“On behalf of the City Council, we support democratic principles including a fair election process as well as a peaceful transition of leadership,” said Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga. “We understand some emotions are running high today and want to reassure our residents that we are fully committed to what America represents as a beacon of democracy.”

The City will continue to monitor the evolving situation.

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.