Yes In My Back Yard

We are Mountain View YIMBY, agitating for more housing in our city and beyond. We are Mountain View residents and workers who seek solutions to our area’s housing shortage.

The Bay Area is not “full.” This shortage is a political problem: Zoning and other restrictions have prevented construction of enough places for people to live. We want to fix this and make our community a more welcoming and inclusive one. Let’s legalize housing.

We are a chapter of South Bay YIMBY, who work throughout Santa Clara County. We’re also affiliated with the following pro-housing organizations:

Letter to City Manager - Welcome Back to the City of Mountain View

Dear City Manager Kimbra McCarthy: The Mountain View chapter of South Bay YIMBY would like to congratulate you on your recent appointment to the City Manager position. We are a group of grassroots volunteers across the political spectrum that advocates for all types of new housing and fair housing policies. As Mountain View residents, our priority is to increase the availability and affordability of housing in walking distance to jobs, services, and mass transit. [Read More]

Obama is a YIMBY!

Looks like our former president has noticed what’s going in California.

Obama Zoning

March 2020 Voting Guide

If you’ve been following the news, you’ve certainly noticed that it’s primary voting season again. When you’re making your decision for nominee for president, don’t forget that there’s exciting races down the ballot as well! Senate District 13: Shelly Masur Shelly Masur has a history of supporting affordable housing production in Redwood City and is a self-identified YIMBY and a supporter of SB 50. This makes her the clear YIMBY choice for SD13. [Read More]

Endorsing Shelly Masur

Senate District 13: Shelly Masur Shelly Masur is currently Vice Mayor of Redwood City and Vice President of the Peninsula Division of California League of Cities. She believes the state should increase funding to build more affordable housing, and wants to incentivize housing built near transit and walkable areas. She has a history of supporting affordable housing production in Redwood City and is a self-identified YIMBY and a supporter of SB 50. [Read More]