My Values

 A diverse, inclusive and balanced community
• Collaboration and consensus building to solve problems
• Serving Palo Alto by building a financially, socially and environmentally sustainable future 

My Priorities

Focus on Financial Recovery
Having served as mayor during the Great Recession, I am committed to managing city finances and streamlining government while maintaining valued city services by prioritizing public safety, capital investments, supporting local businesses, and leveraging public/private partnerships. Read More Here.  


Balanced Planning: Housing, Jobs, Services & Transportation
We must focus on quality of life for everyone by creating a wider variety of housing in parallel with investments in our infrastructure and meeting transportation needs for all. Read More Here.



Environment, Climate Change, and Resiliency 
I am proud of my role in helping Palo Alto become an influential leader in addressing climate change and protecting our natural environment.  While on the city council, I led in making our electricity 100% carbon-free at 30% lower cost than PG&Eand in launching a sustainable water recycling system that will benefit generations to comeRead More Here.


Social Equity and Social Justice Today we need to move forward with tangible, well thought out progress toward greater justice while avoiding divisive rhetoric and polarization. These actions will help us live up to our values and ideals as a community, and they will make a safer, more just, more balanced, and healthier community for all. Read More Here


Build Consensus to Build Momentum
To solve our challenges and move forward, we must collaborate with residents, businesses, and community partners to problem-solve and find common ground. Read More Here. 



Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resilience
The COVID-19 emergency and resulting economic crisis have driven home the reality that, sooner or later, emergencies happen. They can take the form of ones we think most probable, earthquakes or floods, or something less expected, like this pandemic. Either way, preparing in advance and responding proactively is critical to the well-being of everyone in our community. Read More Here.


I want to work with you to make Palo Alto a fiscally sound, innovative, and environmentally sustainable community that is welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive. That’s why I want to represent you.

Please share your thoughts with me. I want to hear what is important to you. You can reach me at [email protected] 

I hope you will support me.