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|League of Women Voters of California
Robert H. "Bob" Weaver
The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mtn. View Area and asked of all candidates for this office.
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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?
Public transit doesn't effectivly connect the dots. Our business parks are auto oriented and the level of mass transit service is limited. The city has limited input to VTA through it's represenitive. Mountain View has made great efforts in preserving the BMR housing that already exists, adopted a BMR ordnance for new construction and is building an efficiency studio complex near mass transit.
2. What specific concerns, if any, do you have about the recommendations in the NASA Ames Development Plan which was released in late July?
The amount of housing proposed for the project is dwarfed by the proposed jobs. The job/ housing ratio must be brought to a balance on this project. While Moffett is in our sphere of influence, it remains a Federal facility over which we have little control.
3. As a Councilmember, how would you bring together members of the community to address local issues?
Smaller targeted meetings which allow more direct contact with council would be much less intimidating than the formal structure currently used. People are more inclined to speak freely in an intimate atmosphere, and that is when the real issues are addressed.
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