The Mountain View City Council appointed Emily Ann Ramos to fill its vacant seat at a special meeting on January 30. Ramos will replace former Councilmember Sally Lieber, who vacated the seat late last year after being elected to the California State Board of Equalization.
Councilmembers narrowed down the wide applicant pool to just four candidates who were then given 30 minutes to answer pre-set questions about a variety of issues. Ramos prevailed in a 6-1 vote after more than 40 community members voiced their support for her during public comment.
Ramos is an active housing advocate and has been involved with various community organizations including the Rental Housing Committee. In 2022, State Senator Josh Becker named her Senate District 13’s Woman of the Year for her work with SV@Home, a regional nonprofit affordable housing advocacy organization, where she currently serves as a preservation and protection associate.
During her interview, Ramos indicated housing issues are a top priority and she plans to address through expanded housing programs and protection of public parks and spaces.
Ramos is set to be sworn in at the February 14 City Council meeting.