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|League of Women Voters of California
The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mtn. View Area and asked of all candidates for this office.
Read the answers from all candidates.
1. Do you see any links between local traffic congestion and cuts in public transit services, "help wanted" signs and insufficient low cost housing? If so, what might the Council do to improve the situation?
Having a seamless and frequent transportation system encourages the public to reduce using their cars and opens employment opportunities. The Council needs to fight to retain and expand the public transit services currently in place and work with the community to increase route services in high density housing areas.
2. What specific concerns, if any, do you have about the recommendations in the NASA Ames Development Plan which was released in late July?
That the alternative generates 7,000 employees, 3,000 students but only provides housing for under 5,000; Air quality concerns that will come from the traffic and development; Impact to the wetlands. We must be deligient and make sure that the community is included in all future planning as they committed.
3. As a Councilmember, how would you bring together members of the community to address local issues?
I would like to see the City Council have a Town Hall Meeting on a regular basis. Not just at City Hall but at other places within the City so that there is easy access to all our residents.
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