September Advocacy Update

#VOTELASTFIRST

Feeling especially emotional about the up-coming election? Frustrated, overwhelmed?

With all the federal offices, state ballot measures and local initiatives, voting is becoming harder than getting an advanced degree.  It takes hours of study and a seasoned eye to outsmart the deceptive advertising and twisted arguments for and against.

Things are so complicated there's now a term, "voter fatigue" which describes the fact that many voters don't even get to the last page of their ballot. But, because that's where you'll find the LOCAL measures and where your actual vote counts most.

So we URGE you to start on the LAST page of your ballot FIRST and work to the front.  
 
ENDORSEMENTS FOR CITY COUNCIL

The Chamber endorses the incumbents: Chris Clark & John McAlister and further endorses Margaret Abe-Koga, Greg Coladonato, Thida Cornes and Lisa Matichak for Mountain View City Council.
 
Mountain View, CA - September 16, 2016, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce ("the Chamber") announced its endorsements in the race for Mountain View City Council in the upcoming November 8th election. The Chamber's Board of Directors voted to endorse the two incumbents and four additional candidates they consider to best represent the community and its membership on the issues.

 
MOUNTAIN VIEW CHAMBER SUPPORTS MEASURE A & B  

The November election is a critical chance to influence the future of Mountain View and Santa Clara County which is why the Chamber also supports Measure A (Affordable Housing Bond) and Measure B (Transportation Infrastructure Tax).  We encourage all residents to advocate for these and other issues important to them. The Chamber asks everyone to vote the last page of their ballot first because local issues matter most when they open their ballot on or before November 8th.

 
MOUNTAIN VIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OPPOSES MEASURE V AND TAKES NEUTRAL POSITION ON MEASURE W 

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce ("the Chamber") fundamentally opposes rent control as a public policy tool because independent studies ( The Economist, Urban Institute, California Legislature's Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor) repeatedly show that, however well intended, rent control not only fails to accomplish its intended goal - over the long term, it actually, painfully and ironically, results in less available affordable housing...