The City Council has identified a new goal to publicly declare Mountain View’s commitment to diversity and inclusion – to “promote strategies to protect vulnerable populations and preserve the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of the community.” These are core values in our community, and we reflect these values in the work we do for residents every day.
This goal is also emblematic of our stand against any actions or policies that could negatively impact the lives of our residents. All across the City, local government is working to provide the solutions our community needs to feel safe, secure, and settled. From City staff, to police officers, to business owners, to neighbors – we’re behind you.
In addition to local efforts, Mountain View is already aligning its efforts with regional policies and trends to secure cross jurisdiction support that broadens and strengthens our resources. For more information on this new Council goal, visit the main goals page.
2017 Spanish Language Leadership Academy
Graduate Miguel Sanchez wrote to the City, “The purpose was to educate us and eliminate the mystery of what local government is and how things get done. The secret? Everything is done by regular people, just like you and me, and all of them are super dedicated to their job. The second secret? There are so many ways for citizens to be involved with local government, without being elected.”
Since the completion of the program, nearly half of the graduates have already volunteered as City ambassadors during the first Multicultural Festival, where they handed out information about City services, answered questions and welcomed members of the community. Graduates also greeted people at this year’s National Night Out and Thursday Night Live events. To learn more about the program, visit www.mountainview.gov/civico.
New Tool to Help Keep Immigrant Families Together
The County of Santa Clara launched the Rapid Response Network, a community-based project that protects immigrant families from federal deportation threats and provides moral and accompaniment support during and after immigration operations. The program also includes a 24/7 hotline that community members can call to report any immigration enforcement operations in the County and receive help quickly.
For more information or to attend a training for the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County, call (408) 278-2186 or visit www.pactsj.org/santa-clara-county-rapid-response-network/.