Editorials

2021

The menace in the White House

Trump should be impeached and removed from office for his role in the Capitol riot
Hopes were high among many going into the new year, buoyed by the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But the pandemic has become a backdrop in the aftermath of an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

January 17, 2021 | 3 comments

2020

No on Mountain View Measure C

Referendum seeks to uphold City Council's ban on RVs, 'oversized vehicles' on most city streets
Mountain View's Measure C says it's about road safety. It's not. It's about getting the city's vehicle-dwelling homeless out of sight and out of town.

October 19, 2020 | 77 comments
Our election recommendations

Learn about the Mountain View Voice's recommendations on regional and statewide candidates and measures, in addition to California propositions, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

October 17, 2020 | 4 comments
Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the Santa Clara County Board of Education.

October 12, 2020 | 27 comments
Why does the Voice make endorsements?

Every election season, we are sure to be asked why we run endorsement editorials and what it means to endorse a candidate. As often as we can, we try to point out that endorsements do not impact our reporting -- at all.

October 9, 2020 | No comments yet
Elect Lieber, Showalter, Nunez and Siegel to the Mountain View City Council

Mountain View voters have a deep bench to choose from with this year's nine candidates for four seats on the City Council. The Voice endorses Sally Lieber, Pat Showalter, Alex Nunez and Lenny Siegel.

October 9, 2020 | 67 comments
The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented health emergency. Here's how you can help.

The uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has left many people feeling afraid, anxious and helpless. If you're feeling overwhelmed or want to help, here's what you can do.

March 22, 2020 | 1 comment
Super Tuesday election 2020: The Voice recommends

In the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday on March 3, the Voice has published endorsements on several local measures and the state Senate District 13 race. Here is a list of our editorial board's recommendations.

March 2, 2020 | 2 comments
Yes on Measure T

Supporting Mountain View Whisman schools is essential as city grows
We believe Measure T is a worthwhile and necessary investment to improve school facilities, expand to handle short-term growth, pay off debt from past projects, and provide affordable housing for district teachers and staff.

February 27, 2020 | 7 comments
Yes on community college measures G, H

Investment in Foothill and De Anza colleges is essential to maintaining affordable educational opportunities
The high cost of living, income inequality and the high cost of a university education have created huge obstacles for young people. A vibrant community college system is essential, and voters should ensure it continues to thrive.

February 21, 2020 | 8 comments
Brownrigg for state Senate

With an outstanding field of candidates, whoever wins will be able to capably fill Jerry Hill's shoes
With the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has shown himself to be a strong, effective and collaborative leader.

February 15, 2020 | 13 comments
No on Measure D, the City Council's rent control rewrite

As the adage goes, trust has to be earned. So voters must ask themselves, on the prickly subject of rent control, has the City Council done enough to earn their trust? In our opinion, the answer is no.

February 14, 2020 | 12 comments

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