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City of South San FranciscoCandidate for Council Member, Council District 4

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Richard Garbarino

3,143 votes (47.72%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue funding to provide assistance to tenants small businesses and small landlords during this pandemic crisis
  • Continue building affordable housing, adding to the 1000 plus existing units.
  • Maintaing a healthy environment, continue with programs to ensure clean ari and water, Reduce green house gases.



Profession:Retired administraror,San Francisco State
Director of Plant Services, San Francisco State University (1987–2002)

Community Activities

Past President, League of California Cities (2002–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • San Mateo Central Labor Council; San Mateo Democratic Central Committee

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California and Elect Justice CA (2)

Does your office have any plans to include currently or formerly incarcerated people in your decision-making process as it relates to criminal justice issues? What would that look like?
Answer from Richard Garbarino:

Not at this time.

With 8,000 people eligible for release from CA prisons to help stem the transmission of COVID-19, how, if at all, would your office aid these Californians and their families in navigating reentry?
Answer from Richard Garbarino:

Provide assistance with housing, resume skills, work training job searches.

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Clean environment


Clean Air and water

 A clean, healthy environmeent iis critical to our residentss and to our future  generations. We wiil continue to engage in projects such as removing harmful and hazardous materials from Colma Creek, iirrigating Orange Park and Centennial Trail and returning clean water to the bay. We are the only city in Northerrn California to have such a program. Continue iinstalling solar panels at our water treatment plant, providing 140kW of clean energy and saving residents over $400,000.00 per year. Continue installing electric charging stations throughout our city. Working with the Army Corps of Engineers to address sea level rise. We are the only city in San Mateo County and one of three cities in the bay area to receive funding.

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