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City Council — City of Palo Alto

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the City Council — City of Palo Alto

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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Candidates

You can vote for 4 of these 10 candidates.

Ed Lauing

Executive Recruiter, CEO, Planning...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Council Effectiveness: We need a strategic focus on...
  2. Fiscal Discipline: Community values and on-the-ground...
  3. Accountability: Council, not staff, must own the job...
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Lydia Kou

Residential Realtor
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Representing Palo Alto's residents; insuring their...
  2. Promoting, protecting and preserving below market...
  3. Fighting against Sacramento's and un-elected Regional...
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Ajit Varma

Product Management Director, WhatsApp
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Guiding our community in recovering from COVID-19.
  2. Ensuring opportunity for all by making it easy to...
  3. Ensuring Palo Alto is the best place for families,...
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Carolyn Templeton

Mother, Program Manager
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Community Wellness: emerge from this pandemic safely...
  2. Prioritize Climate Action: push the city to meet the...
  3. Modernize City Policies: make the necessary changes...
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Steven Lee

Attorney / Palo Alto Human Relations...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Housing
  2. Climate Change
  3. Racial & Economic Inequality
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Patrick Burt

Former Palo Alto Mayor, Council member,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Preserve city services during the current crisis and...
  2. Balanced planning: housing, jobs, transportation,...
  3. Addressing climate change, providing a sustainable...
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Rebecca Eisenberg

Attorney, Entrepreneur,Advocate....
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Eliminate corruption and bias in local government...
  2. Make Palo Alto a model city on climate action and...
  3. Housing: 3 P's: Production, Preservation, Protection....
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Greer Stone

Teacher, Attorney, Human Rights Commissioner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Economic recovery focused on people first and protecting...
  2. Housing: 1) Rebalance jobs-housing ratio, 2) Preserve...
  3. Increased safe opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians,...
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Greg Lin Tanaka

City Council member, Entrepreneur,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Help the City of Palo Alto recover from the pandemic...
  2. Make sure the City of Palo Alto is fiscally sound.
  3. Preserve Palo Alto's quality of life.
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Raven Malone

Systems Engineer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Work towards a community where all Palo Altans - no...
  2. Create the housing and infrastructure we need for...
  3. Bring our community together to reimagine how we think...
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