Mountain View finished its housing element update process, creating a path to add 11,135 new homes over the next eight years. This planned growth represents a major achievement compared to the pace of building homes in recent decades, although it’s still modest compared to growth rates before 1970.
Groups including Catalyze SV, South Bay YIMBY and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group support the redevelopment plans, but some said it could be improved with more bicycle parking spots, electric vehicle charging stations and even more housing.
I urge Santa Clara County residents to support our elected officials in voting yes on SB 9.
Building more jobs and homes near transit will encourage more people to get out of their cars, onto public transit, and into their neighborhoods. San Jose is already planning for this growth, and SB 50 will only help the city more.