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Palo Alto City Council

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Micki Schneider

  • Owner: Spirals Gallery
  • Councilmember, City of Palo Alto, elected 1993
  • Chairperson, Finance Committee, City of Palo Alto, 1997
  • Co-Chair, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
  • Chairperson, Downtown Marketing Committee, 1989-1993
  • Liaison, Neighbors Abroad, Public Art Commission, East Palo Alto
  • Co-Founder, Another Way Foundation
  • Traffic congestion
  • Controlled growth
  • Alternative transportation methods

Sandra Eakins

  • Occupation: Manager, Eakins Open Systems
  • Member, Palo Alto City Council (Appointed Jan, 1997)
  • Palo Alto Planning Commission, 1995-1997
  • Public Art Commission, 1991-1995
  • Co-chair, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, 1994-1996
  • Founding Member, Palo Verde Neighborhood Association
  • BA, Wellesley College; MSSW, Boston University; MBA, University of Santa Clara
  • New Comprehensive Plan - adoption and implementation, new zoning, noise and historic ordinances
  • Transportation and Traffic - calm traffic, encourage local transit(shuttle), bikes, pedestrians
  • Neighborhood Based Planning - encourage range of new housing, balance community and business

Liz Kniss

Andrew L. Freedman

  • This candidate has not supplied information to the Smart Voter project.

Gary Fazzino

  • Occupation: Mgr, Government Affairs, Hewlett Packard; Pres, Technology Network
  • City Council Member and Former Mayor, Palo Alto
  • MBA, University of Washington
  • BA, Stanford University
  • Former Chair, Santa Clara County Transportation Authority
  • Former President, Palo Alto Foundation for Education
  • co-author City of Palo Alto Traffic Safety Initiative
  • Approving a Comprehensive Plan that preserves high standards of residential quality.
  • Traffic Safety & Transportation issues, including a city-wide shuttle service.
  • Maintaining economic vitality with emphasis on revitalization of neighborhood shopping areas.

Tru Love

  • Occupation: Writer

Trina Lovercheck

  • This candidate has not supplied information to the Smart Voter project.

Victor Ojakian

  • Occupation: Accounting Supervisor, Hewlett Packard
  • Planning Commissioner (1992 to present)
  • Neighborhood Association member/officer (1979 to 1992)
  • Youth sports coach (1981 to present)
  • Treasurer and founding member of Farmers' Market
  • Finance Chair, St. Ann's Newman Center
  • School activites: site council chair and elementary closure committee
  • improve the traffic and transportation situation
  • provide more housing
  • assure healthy city finances

Eric J. Bloom

  • Occupation: Computer Software Trainer & Consultant
  • Education: BA in American Studies, University California Davis, 1989
  • 30 year Palo Alto resident
  • 3 years PASCO Operations Manager
  • Bicycle enthusiast
  • Family and youth advocate
  • Eagle Scout & Scout Leader, Troop 2, Palo Alto
  • Slo-go on Sand Hill road
  • Design review for "monster houses"
  • Improve and expand bicycle routes
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