Measure A would boost the monthly stipend for Mountain View City Council members from $600 to $1,000 a month with annual cost-of-living adjustments. It would also end the unusual practice of subtracting $25 for every missed meeting even if the council member is away on city business. Higher compensation, while not excessive, would invite a more diverse set of candidates by opening doors to people who would otherwise not be able to afford to take time off work for public service. Vote “yes” on Measure A.
For official ballot descriptions of local measures, go to the Registrar of Voters website.