TRIED AND TRUE LEADERSHIP THAT GETS THE JOB DONE AND WILL KEEP MOUNTAIN VIEW THRIVING FOR EVERYONE

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Born and raised on the Peninsula, I settled in Mountain View with my husband 18 years ago.  Throughout the years, this city has afforded us the opportunity to purchase our first home, raise two daughters, care for my aging parents and build a sense of community around us. 

I’ve been dedicated to giving back to this community that has given me so much through my involvement with the schools as a parent, volunteer, and County School Boardmember, as a leader in my neighborhood association, as a boardmember on several non-profit and grassroots organizations, and as your City Councilmember and Mayor. 

I was honored to serve on the City Council where I delivered a financially strong City, a new General Plan that could take us well into the 21st Century, and innovative approaches to address our top challenges of housing, transportation and environmental sustainability.  I ensured safe and strong neighborhoods, top-notch city services and added new parks and open space to enhance our quality of life.  I also serve with distinction on several regional boards.  As Mayor, I led this city out of the deep economic recession of 2008 without a drop in the level of city services, and together with your involvement, developed this city to be a prosperous and highly desirable place to live, work, learn, and play.  

Although we are now fortunate to be strong economic times, we still face many challenges such as a strain on our city’s infrastructure including water, traffic congestion and safety, and the growing affordability gap that impacts the socio-economic diversity that makes Mountain View so unique and special. In such times, it’s important to lead with compassion and conviction, collaboration and consensus.   I’ve shown you I have these traits to lead and produce real results.  I would be honored to have your vote on November 8th.

Sincerely,

 

Margaret