Los Altos is changing; how that change happens matters. It requires being true to the cherished values of our community, finding solutions to help downtown evolve, while not allowing it to become just another suburban center. Maintaining the unique character of our neighborhoods, while paying attention to other important issues: balanced budgets, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, the needs of seniors.
My commitment: to be thoughtful, to listen, to inform stakeholders, to find solutions that reflect community values, and keep Los Altos the gem of the Peninsula. I respectfully ask for your support.
I have over a decade of service helping Los Altos since my family and I moved here 15 years ago. I recognize the challenges our community faces. I have seen firsthand the difficult tradeoffs that are made between keeping things the way they are and helping the city evolve as new residents and businesses come to town and our needs change. I have worked effectively with City staff and the City Council as well as the community to help effect changes while respecting the values and sensibilities that make Los Altos special.
My vision is to allow our city to grow and prosper while maintaining a family-friendly, community-oriented, small-town feeling. I want to see continued positive changes in Los Altos and I have the background and experience to make them happen.
I bring a wealth of experience, including my service on the Planning Commission for over 5 years, serving 4 years on the Neighborhood Traffic Advisory Task Force, my involvement in revising the downtown zoning and creating new downtown design guidelines. I have volunteered on the Los Altos High School Science and Technology Week Speaker Program and I'm a Trustee of the MVLA High School Foundation Endowment.
As a successful entrepreneur, and currently an advisor to international startup companies, I can bring strong business and financial acumen to the Council. This background provides me with a keen understanding of the challenges businesses face----either businesses already in Los Altos, or new businesses considering a move to Los Altos.
Furthermore, my experience as a venture capital investor has honed my skills in evaluating a wide range of businesses. This will enable me to absorb City Council materials efficiently, listen to public comment and concerns, and make informed, balanced decisions.
I aim to keep Los Altos the gem of the Peninsula - a warm, friendly, thriving community. I will listen and be thoughtful as I address the issues - both those known as well as those that will emerge.