City Elections


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. 

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 General Municipal Election for the City of Mountain View was held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for four (4) City Council seats. Election results are available through the County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters website at 

Election Information for Candidates
City Council Candidates
Candidate Statements
Notice of Nominees for Public Office and Measure to be Voted On


Measure C:

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?
NO ___

City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor
Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against
Notice of Argument Deadlines

Resolution Calling Election

Withdrawn 8/11/2020: Measure D: Initiative Charter Amendment Measure: "The Mountain View Homeowner, Renter, and Taxpayer Protection Initiative" 

Resolution Withdrawing Measure (8/11/2020)

Notice of Argument Deadlines 
Resolution Accepting Certification of Sufficiency of Petition

Resolution Calling Election
Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition filed March 30, 2018
Ballot Title and Summary


Election Results

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?
NO ___

  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


The websites below provide valuable election information for candidates, campaign committees and voters. Please contact the City Clerk if you have any questions regarding the upcoming election.

County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters
Fair Political Practices Commission
California Secretary of State 
California Elections Code