We must craft zoning laws for all commercial property in town such that, when commercial lots change hands or become available, we are inviting the specific kinds of businesses residents want.
We need to do this proactively and thoughtfully, with Council involved at every step. Council must take responsibility to make sure that zoning and building codes reflect community values. Conversations with residents must be impeccable and without conflicts of interest so that residents do not lose faith in the integrity of the governing body, nor in our ability to make decisions and implement changes.
The future of Mountain View development is part of a shared community vision that should be created via the Comprehensive Master Plan.