First went plastic bags. Now, California cities are increasingly banning that constant companion to hot lunches and coffee: polystyrene, a type of plastic better known by its household name Styrofoam.
Mountain View City Council
The Mountain View City Council has approved six homes on Fairchild Drive for redevelopment into 18 row houses. But this project is displacing current residents out of their homes in costly Silicon Valley.
In a region where roads are regularly crammed with cars, Mountain View officials say that making their city bike-friendlier is a top priority.
Open space accounts for nearly a quarter of Palo Alto, but only one-eighth of Mountain View. City leaders recently voted to create a park in the Rengstorff Planning Area.
It was a bittersweet end to an exciting few months for would-be Mountain View City Council member and Google employee, Aaron Jabbari.
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