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Due to the rapid pace of information, updates and resources relating to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus have been moved to its own page. Other updates, announcements, and opportunities will remain on this page.

Have you filled out your 2020 Census form yet?

Join U.S Census Bureau Partnership Specialists Anne Karoly and Edgar Maldonado to learn how the Census impacts our lives and review the 2020 Census questionnaire. Remember, the census is safe, easy and important. Your count will impact your community for the next 10 years!

To join the workshop online use this link: https://meet.google.com/scc-cqsr-dtb
To join by phone, Dial: 1-570-243-9498 and use PIN: 500-868-056#
To have access information sent to you or for more information, please call Community Services Agency (CSA), at 650.669.9551 or email [email protected]


Public Review Period for Draft Consolidated Plan 2020-2025 and Draft Action Plan FY2020-21

The City of Mountain View is an entitlement City that receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD requires the City to create a five-year Consolidated Plan that contains specific goals and priority needs to direct and allocate CDBG funds over the next five years.

Additionally, the draft Consolidated Plan contains the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan, which serves as an allocation of funds to specific projects and activities for the first fiscal year of the Consolidated Plan.

A 30-day public review period on the draft Consolidated Plan 2020-2025 and the draft Action Plan FY 2020/21 begins June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

To review the Draft Plans and provide input, click here.


#BikeMatchSV: Get a Bike, Give a Bike, Fix a Bike

#BikeMatchSV matches people who cannot afford a bicycle with people who have bicycles they are not using.

Cannot afford a bicycle but need one to get around?
Fill out a form and we will try to match you with a donor to receive a free bicycle. The priority is for essential trips, but all transportation needs will be considered

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Want to help with the effort?
You can make a donation to cover the cost of bike parts (the average bike we refurbish requires $40 in parts). If you can help to repair bikes at home, please leave a message at the phone number below.

If you need a bike, have a bike you not using or would like to donate, please complete a form here: http://bikex.org/bikematch. If you need assistance, please call or text us at: 650-417-3091.
The #BikeMatchSV program is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.


Caltrain Seeks Volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee

Caltrain is soliciting applications to fill three seats on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC is a nine-member volunteer organization that serves in an advisory capacity to the Caltrain Board of Directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential Caltrain riders.

There is a vacant seat from each of the three counties Caltrain represents, as well as seats for alternates in case members are unable to attend. Anyone living in San Francisco, San Mateo or Santa Clara counties is welcome to apply. Committee members are asked to serve a three-year term. The committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 5:40 p.m.

Applications are available online at www.caltrain.com/cac or by calling 650.508.6347. Applications are due by Thursday, June 18.


Business Survey

To help determine the best ways to assist in a meaningful way, the City of Mountain View is surveying the local business community to gauge impacts and better understand the challenges that you may face from a business perspective.

Your individual responses are confidential and information will only be shared in the aggregate. However, if you would like to participate in ongoing conversations with the City, please provide your contact information on the survey form. The questionnaire is short to be respectful of your time, but please feel free to add anything that you think will inform us. Remember, the more we know the more we can help.

Take the survey


Support for the MV Sister City Exchange Students

From The MVSC City Exchange Students & MVSC Board:

"This summer, five high school students will be traveling to Iwata, Japan in a foreign exchange program through the Mountain View Sister City Affiliation. Through this program, we hope to emerge ourselves in the culture and open our minds to new ideas in Japan.

To help raise money for our trip to Japan, we are teaming up with the Boon Supply Fundraiser. Through this fundraiser supporters can buy shopping bags, totes, kitchen supplies, and much more from the online catalog. Boon Supply will donate 40% of these purchases to our program for no additional cost. To help fund raise, the link below will take you to our fundraiser where you can select Shop This Cause and proceed to make your purchases. All purchases under the MVSC Affiliation support our program and help cover funds in our trip to Japan.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Link to Boon Supply Click: here."


Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures on Interstate 280 In Multiple Cities within San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties – Caltrans will begin a resurfacing and improvement project on Interstate 280 (I-280), in the following cities; Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Palo Alto. The project will begin north of Sand Hill Road in San Mateo County, to Foothill Boulevard in Santa Clara County.

Construction will include grinding and paving, curb ramps and guardrails enhancements to preserve and extend the life of the existing pavement and improve ride quality on I-280. Project activities will be conducted during the evening. Intermittent ramp and lane closures will take place with at least one lane for traffic throughout the night. Detours will be in place. Work will continue throughout the Summer of 2022.

Overnight Work Schedule:
Northbound and Southbound I-280
Monday through Friday: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Residents will experience normal construction noise, which will be monitored.

Message and directional signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area. For 24/7 traffic updates, follow 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.


Caltrain Electrification

In Summer 2018, Caltrain began performing work along the railroad corridor in Mountain View.

The activities during this time included locating underground utilities, testing soil conditions, inspecting signal/communication equipment, potholing, and pruning/removing trees in preparation for the installation and operation of the Overhead Contact System that will power electric trains.

Caltrain crews will be extending the existing set-out track approximately 500 feet in order to accommodate on-track equipment required for Caltrain Electrification. The current set-out track is between Farley Street and South Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View. Construction will require a staging area for foundation installation, pole installation, construction material and pole delivery and storage as well as for loading and unloading of train cars. The loading and unloading of construction train cars and equipment will require the use of trucks, loading of construction trains and occasional use of backup alarms. Staging is expected to begin in October 2019 with construction occurring over a 8-12 month period.

Vehicles will enter the staging area off of Central Expressway at Farley Street. Egress will occur south of South Shoreline Boulevard back onto the Central Expressway.

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Mountain View Green Building and Reach Codes FAQ

The City’s Community Development Department has created a new webpage to provide information regarding the recently adopted Reach Codes.

Information regarding the City’s Amended Green Building Codes (MVGBC) and Reach Code:


New State Legislation

The California state legislature has adopted several bills that went into effect on January 1, 2020. A nice summary of several new laws is available here.

Many of these laws are quite consequential, but particularly noteworthy are AB 1482 and SB 329. AB 1482 enacts a statewide rent cap (allowing annual rent increases no greater than 5% plus inflation) and prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without just cause. It is important to keep in mind that the state law allow cities to enact stronger renter protections. Renters in the City of Mountain View are protected by the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA), also known as Measure V. More information about CSFRA is available here.

SB 329 prohibits discrimination against tenants with housing vouchers.