Rarely have I seen a political hit piece so offensive in a local election.
A local school board or city council is a non-partisan race and serving is an act of public service.
While I don’t agree with all of the 10 candidates running for City Council this year, I respect their willingness to serve. Nearly all of them are Democrats but that shouldn’t matter - a local council is about positions on local issues that the voters care about. That’s why party affiliations are not listed and it’s not a slate of Dems vs Republicans. It's non-partisan.Read more
The Santa Clara Grand Jury found that our Palo Alto Council and City staff circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land during closed-door negotiations over 27 University and 7.7 acres of parkland next to Foothills Park. The city recently responded.
Public officials need to work hard to earn the public trust. If elected, I will push for openness and transparency to greatest degree legally possible.