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A loc al resource guide pu blished by the Mountai n View Vo ice 2013-14 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Info Mountain View community resource guide SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 VOLUME 21, NO. 34 650.964.6300 MOVIES | 16 Council rejects cat licensing law PET OWNERS’ NEGATIVE FEEDBACK DRIVING FORCE IN STRAW VOTE By Daniel DeBolt think it’s problem we don’t need controversial new animal to solve.” control ordinance won’t The requirement would have be approved in Mountain meant cat owners in violation View without some significant would be subject to an “adminchanges, City Council members istrative citation” and a fine, said Tuesday. a lesser punishment than an In a study session, council infraction or misdemeanor, and members took straw votes on which would have been handled controversial parts of the ordi- by the city’s new animal control nance, including a portion that services provider, Santa Clarawould have required cat licenses based Silicon Valley Animal and an annual Control Authorrabies vaccinaity. tion. Council mem‘If it’s not settled “As to the quesbers also killed a tion of whether requirement that in the minds cats need rabies cats in Mountain of veterinary shots or not, if it’s View be licensed not settled in the a cost of $10 professionals, ata year minds of vet pro(an effort fessionals, it’s not to increase low it’s not my place rates of returning my place to make the decision,” said lost cats), but left to make the council member the option availRonit Bryant, able for residents. decision.’ echoing the opinCouncil memion of much of the COUNCILWOMAN RONIT BRYANT bers examined council. the possibility of With memrequiring cats to ber Mike Kasperzak absent, be micro-chipped to allow them the council was unanimous in to be returned to their owners, opposing the rabies vaccina- then informally voted to keep the tions requirements, a complete option available on a voluntary turn-around. The council had basis. approved the requirements along According to a survey of over with the rest of the ordinance in 700 residents, only 23 percent June before community uproar percent said rabies vaccinations over the cat license and rabies should be required for indoor vaccine requirement prevented cats. For outdoor cats, 43 percent a second vote that would have of residents said the vaccination made the ordinance official. should be required. Only 6 perCouncil member Jac Siegel cent of cat owners said they had recalled talking to a veterinarian licensed their cat. at Adobe Animal Hospital about Residents at a community the issue. “They don’t automati- meeting strongly opposed the cally say you need a rabies shot,” cat licenses, and on Tuesday Siegel said. The veterinarian had told the council that there has “never seen acase where someSee CAT LAW, page 10 one had been bitten by a cat. I A MICHELLE LE Matthew Pumar listens as his attorney speaks with reporters outside the Palo Alto courthouse after the 22-year-old was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter. Pumar found guilty in Ware’s death By Nick Veronin M ore than a year after his brother’s death, Jim Ware said he and the rest of his family can finally begin to move on, now that the man responsible for the tragedy has been found guilty. The trial of Matthew Pumar ended on Sept. 12 — nearly one year and three months after the car Pumar was driving hit and killed William Ware near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue. A jury convicted the 22-year-old Mountain View man of vehicu- lar manslaughter with gross negligence. Ware, a local resident with special needs, was waiting for a bus on June 21, 2012, in the 1800 block of California Street, when, according to police and See PUMAR TRIAL, page 10 Fate of Moffett’s 1,000 acres may be sealed by next month FOUR GROUPS WILL PRESENT PROPOSALS TO TAKE OVER HANGARS, AIRFIELD By Daniel DeBolt I n what could have a huge impact on the region, several different groups are making moves in a bidding war for Moffett Field’s runways and massive hangars. Possible users include Google’s executives, who want to park their planes in a restored Hangar One, and two groups hoping to spur private space industry at Moffett. And there’s the Air and Space West Foundation, which wants to build a museum in Hangar One and whose director is also said to be interested in bringing private jets to Moffett See MOFFETT, page 9 INSIDE VIEWPOINT 11 | GOINGS ON 17 | MARKETPLACE 19 | REAL ESTATE 21

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