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City of Mountain View

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Telephone

(650) 903-6309

Operational Hours

M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Address

500 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041

About Mountain View

The City of Mountain View is a progressive, full-service city operating under the Council-Manager form of government with seven Councilmembers.

Mountain View is located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, and spans just over 12 square miles in the center of Silicon Valley, 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco. The City is home to many internationally known corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Intuit, and LinkedIn, and includes a thriving downtown and small business scene. While Mountain View is an innovation hub and center for ideas and high tech, Mountain View remains committed to the values of strong neighborhoods and community involvement.

Mountain View has 39 City parks and an extensive trail system that provides an array of opportunities for recreation and active living. Mountain View has a shoreline regional park with stunning views along San Francisco Bay, and includes an 18-hole golf course, sailing lake, and 9.7 miles of trail. Shoreline Amphitheatre boasts an exciting concert season bringing top-name performing artists. Mountain View is served by excellent public and private schools, and is in proximity to some of the best universities in the nation, including Stanford, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and Carnegie Mellon-West.

The Council’s four priority goals for the next fiscal year are: promoting a community for all with a focus on vulnerable populations and preserving the City’s socioeconomic and cultural diversity; improving the quantity, diversity, and affordability of housing; developing and implementing comprehensive and innovative transportation strategies; and promoting environmental sustainability and quality of life for the community.

Mountain View’s sound fiscal practices, strong budget discipline, and diversified tax base, have allowed the City to maintain its AAA credit rating and will help to weather the evolving pandemicprompted downturn.  Mountain View provides for a rewarding career environment suitable for professionals who are at, or striving to be, at the top of their game.

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County

Santa Clara County

2000 Population

70,708

2010 Population

74,066

Square Miles

12

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees

650

Year Incorporated

1902