Candidate round-up: More filings for local races as deadline nears

With the filing deadline closing this week, more potential candidates are emerging for local races in the Nov. 3 election. 

Candidates emerge in local election races

Races are taking shape for the Nov. 3 election, with potential candidates stepping forward to run for seats on local city councils. 

Planning commissioner officially announces bid for Los Altos council

Los Altos Planning Commissioner Sally Meadows last week declared plans to run for city council in the Nov. 3 election. 

Los Altos' Glew hanging on to second as State Senate race tightens

Latest results show the gap among the top four candidates has narrowed considerably in the race for State Senator in District 13, which includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

Mountain View council's rent control amendment falls flat with voters

Measure D was the Mountain View City Council’s attempt at a compromise proposal that would retain rent control while cutting the landlords some slack. But voters, in a city in which approximately two-thirds of the residents are renters, weren’t having it.

The measure, which would have raised the cap on annual rent increases to 4%, was soundly defeated in the March 3 primary election.

March 3 ballot filled with school bonds & candidates

Note: This story has been updated to correct errors that appeared in the print edition.

Los Altos and Mountain View residents have multiple reasons to take an active interest in the March 3 primary election.

Several initiatives on the ballot are asking for money. Measures G and H, put forward by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, propose an $898 million bond and a $5.6 million parcel tax, respectively. Measure T, in the Mountain View Whisman School District, proposes a $259 million bond, while south Los Altos voters will weigh in on a Cupertino Union School District request for a $4.3 million parcel tax under Measure O.

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