At an October 28 voter forum, Menlo Park City Council Candidates shared their vision for the environment:
The Transportation Commission Chair supports alternative travel to reduce carbon emissions and encouraging land use near transit. He encourages greentech in industrial areas, and an infrastructure to encourage people to use electric cars.
Parks and Recreation Commissioner. As a young adult in Austin she worked to save Barton Creek, worked in the Amazon jungle on ecotourism to save birds and conserve hardwood trees. Wants to improve parks, open spaces, bikes, sustainable land.
Housing Commissioner. Born in Belize, lived in Menlo Park for 50 years. Has worked with the trust for public land, concerned about sustainable land use.
8-year incumbent, background in civil engineering. Environment has been a top priority; signed Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and co-founded Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizens Committee, fought to save San Francisco Bay from filling by Cargill, worked on Safe Routes to School, El Camino Downtown Specific Plan which supports transit-oriented development.
The forum was co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizens’ Committee, the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Cool Cities program, and Peninsula Transportation Alternatives. Thanks to John Woodell for the video.