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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Mountain ViewCandidate for City Council

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Alison Hicks

Retired Urban Planner
11,129 votes (17.74%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing. Continue to address our housing crisis through infill development and building in North Bayshore. Supplement new housing with affordable housing and anti-displacement measures. Make our jobs/housing balance a top priority.
  • Livability. Complement growth with a focus on livability including safe walkable streets and bike paths, preserving our downtown's historic character, expanding green space and tree coverage, planning infrastructure and schools with forethought.
  • Regional solutions. Reaching out to neighboring cities and the county so that they will join Mountain View in providing solutions to problems we cannot solve alone like our housing and homeless crisis.



UC Berkeley Master of Arts, City and Regional Planning (1995)



I moved to Mountain View almost 20 years ago when my son was born. I raised my two children here and sent them to our public schools, including the Castro Spanish-English Immersion program, now renamed Gabriella Mistral Elementary School. I am a California native, but my husband immigrated here from Turkey to work in high tech.


I have worked with a number of local community organizations including DIA, a parent group formed to improve the Castro Spanish-English Immersion program, the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association, the Castro School Site Council, Progressive Action, the Mountain View Historic Association, the Mountain View Kiwanis and Livable Mountain View. I graduated from the Leadership Mountain View class of 2000.


My professional background includes:


LIVING CLASSROOM. Worked on development for the Living Classroom, a nonprofit that greens schoolyards and builds outdoor classrooms at Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto public schools. (See


CITY OF SAN JOSE PLANNING. Current Planner in the Downtown and Willow Glen Districts of San Jose. My job focused on walkable streets with adequate parking, attractive architecture, street trees and appropriate small business uses.


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAND TRUST (NCLT). Associate Director during the formative years of this nonprofit with housing primarily in Berkeley and Oakland. NCLT created homeless transitional housing, very affordable shared housing and first-time ownership housing using the community land trust model of permanent affordability. (See


CITY OF OAKLAND. Worked under Mayor Jerry Brown’s administration to revitalize the downtown with housing for 10,000 new residents, historic preservation and small business attraction.



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sally Lieber, former State Assembly Member
  • Maria Marroquin, Day Worker Center of Mountain View

Organizations (3)

  • Sierra Club
  • South Bay Progressive Alliance
  • Livable Mountain View

Individuals (3)

  • Ronit Bryant, former Mountain View Mayor
  • Jac Siegel, former Mountain View Mayor
  • Nick Galiotto, former Mountain View Mayor

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