Yesonvmv.org is now up! Check out the official page of Mountain View’s YES on Measure V campaign.
Chris, a paramedic, and Angelica, a student, have three daughters and a supportive community in Mountain View. Measure V provides stable and predictable housing costs for families like theirs.
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE V
Vote YES on Measure V to protect Mountain View from the biggest threat facing our community: skyrocketing rents. Hard working families are losing their homes. Valued teachers, nurses, and tech employees are leaving Mountain View as rents become unaffordable.
To landlords who keep rents reasonable, thank you! Vote YES on Measure V to stop opportunistic rent increases and unwarranted evictions by others.
Measure V makes housing costs predictable and stable, freeing seniors and others from constant fear of losing their homes. Rents have skyrocketed 54% since 2012. Wages have not kept pace, putting profound stress on our community. As we lose beloved family and community members, we lose Mountain View’s quality of life.
Vote YES on Measure V to protect over 14,000 renting households, while being fair to landlords:
For many hard working families, Measure V is their last hope to remain a part of our community. Measure V is our chance to protect our community and quality of life.
Join teachers, tech employees, nurses, landlords, retirees, homeowners and the Mountain View Tenants Coalition in voting YES on Measure V.
Vote YES to protect Mountain View’s future. Vote YES on Measure V.
Landlord, former director of Mountain View’s CHAC
Superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District
Homeowner, Mountain View City Council member
Pastor of Mountain View’s Trinity United Methodist Church
Mountain View Human Relations Commissioner (title for indentification only)
PBS NewsHour puts the national spotlight on the increasing number of people living in RVs in Mountain View. Most of these folks used to rent or own homes in Mountain View, according to a recent report from the city. This is why we must Vote YES on Measure V.
“I often feel like there’s a black cloud hanging over us- it’s kind of a renter’s anxiety that a lot of people that I know who live in Mountain View have- that our days are numbered…” – Stacy Dow
The Santa Clara County Registrar’s Office has notified the proponents of Mountain View’s rent control (rent stabilization) initiative that it has qualified for the November ballot.
The Mountain View Tenants Coalition submitted 7,311 signatures, and at least 4,671 were found valid, enough to qualify the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act for a city-wide vote on Nov. 8.
The news came as the grassroots campaign prepared for a rally and a big City Council meeting on July 14. Over 100 volunteers helped gather the signatures.
“Our rally today will also be a celebration” said founding MVTC member Joan MacDonald. “While we were very confident we had submitted sufficient signatures, it is still a big step forward for the campaign to receive certification from the County.”
“Today is a historic day – the people’s initiative for rent stabilization in Mountain View has qualified for the ballot!” said Daniel DeBolt, MVTC member. “How ironic that this happens on the very day that the City Council is considering “options” and “alternatives” that could only undermine our efforts. Given the council’s opposition to meaningful renter protections earlier this year, any support for a competing set of renter protections by the council is disingenuous.”
At a public meeting scheduled for Aug. 9, the Mountain View Tenants Coalition will continue to push the Council to refrain from placing a competing measure on the ballot, so that the will of the community can be clearly determined in the November election.
Election officials are now busy checking to make sure that all the signatures that we worked hard to collect are valid. To qualify a signature as valid, the person who signed the petition must be registered to vote at the address they put down next to their signature. If you are unsure about whether your signature will count, we urge you to click the following link and select “look up voter registration” and, if necessary, “register to vote” from the menu on the left: https://eservices.sccgov.org/rov.
That’s right, we’ve got enough signatures to submit to the City Clerk! Over 7, 100! That doesn’t mean we don’t need every single signed petition that’s out there though! We need as big a safety margin as we can get.
Please turn in all petitions by 8 p.m. on Monday the 13th. You can drop them off at the parking lot at the corner of Church and Castro from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. We will also come pick them up from you. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a time and location.
Also, please join us Tuesday the 14th at 10 a.m. at City Hall when we turn the petitions in to the City Clerk! It’s going to be a historic moment! Don’t miss out!