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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
 Smart Voter Stephanie Schaaf

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Mountain View

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Commissioner, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women
  • Chapter Leader, Loma Prieta Sierra Club
  • Community Representative, Northeast Mountain View Advisory Council
  • Graduate, Leadership Mountain View
  • Bachelor's degree from Brown University, Providence R.I.
  • 6 year employee, SGI/Silicon Graphics, Mountain View
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Sustainable Environmental Policies - protect our clean air, clean water, and open space
  • Sustainable Financial Decisions - improve our economy and make budget decisions for the long term
  • Sustainable Neighborhoods - preserve our community through affordable housing and walkable neighborhoods
Questions on Issues

All candidates for this office were asked questions on the issues.
Read the answers from Stephanie Schaaf
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Key Endorsements
  • Sierra Club
  • Mtn View Professional Firefighters
  • San Jose Mercury News
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Position Papers
Despite the economic changes of the past years, the need for more housing - particularly more affordable housing - is still great. The jobs/housing imbalance means that Mountain View workers must commute great distances, causing environmental damage and loss of quality of life. Lack of affordable housing is an issue for long time residents who want to remain in the city and for Mountain View businesses, whose workers need places to live.
The greatest environmental issue facing both our city and the Bay Area as a whole is the need for sustainable land use decisions. Our current patterns of sprawl development lead to destruction of habitat and open space. Sprawl also increases traffic and air pollution due to longer commutes and the fact that sprawl developments are rarely served by public transit.
City Budget
The city has done an excellent job in the past
several years of ensuring a balanced budget
while minimizing the impacts on residents
and businesses. We must continue to make
smart budget decisions going forward.
Campaign Contact Information

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