BIA Challenges Mountain View Housing Cap
BIA|Bay Area representatives joined Google, SV@Home and other housing proponents in Mountain View to challenge a proposed new “check-in” step, where staff suggested that the city consider imposing a housing cap when the North Bayshore area — master planned for 9,850 homes — reached either 1,500 or 3,000 new apartments. Click here to view BIA’s comment letter. During the Mountain View City Council’s study session on June 27, 2017, councilmembers Margaret Abe-Koga, Lisa Matichak and John McAlister indicated they supported the check-in limits. Councilmembers Pat Showalter, Lenny Siegel and Chris Clark raised concerns with the check-in process, preferring to utilize existing development approval or master plan processes to implement the North Bayshore Precise Plan. Mayor Ken Rosenberg was absent. Due to a lack of direction by a majority of the council, the staff will return in the fall to discuss various options.