The City of Mountain View is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government. Seven Councilmembers are elected at-large by City voters in November of even-numbered years. Each Councilmember may serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms. The next Councilmember election will be held on November 3, 2020.
Anyone who is 18 years of age and a resident and registered voter in the City of Mountain View may run for a seat on the City Council.
The next General Municipal Election for the City of Mountain View will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for four (4) City Council seats. Thinking about running for City Council? See the information available here.
Notice of Election: November 3, 2020
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?
Initiative Measure: "The Mountain View Homeowner, Renter, and Taxpayer Protection Initiative"
Shall the City Charter be amended to: limit rent increase protections under the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA) to households earning 100% of median income or less; limit annual fees to $100 per unit; prohibit paying Rental Housing Committee members; suspend the CSFRA when vacancy rates equal or exceed 3% and enact programs during suspension including a rental registry, annual landlord fee, and nonbinding mediation for rent increases over 7% and other disputes?
The City held a special election on March 3, 2020 to submit the following measure to the voters:
Measure D: Amendment to the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act
Shall the City Charter be amended to: prohibit paying Rental Housing Committee (RHC) members; clarify the RHC independently implements the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act and related initiatives delegated by the City Council; clarify the City Council may remove RHC members for reasons including misconduct; allow annual rent increases up to 4%; authorize additional rent increases for critical housing improvements like seismic retrofits; clarify mobile homes are exempt; and make technical revisions?
Full Text of Measure D
City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure D
Argument in Favor of Measure D
Argument Against Measure D
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure D
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure D
Resolution Calling the Election for March 3, 2020