Why I am running

What better reason to do anything in life than for the benefit of your children or community -- there is liberty when the sense of responsibility shifts from the present needs to a vision of a better future.

Michael, Julia and Catherine Gray

I am volunteering for a community service job. The Palo Alto City Council election is November 6.

No glamour -- just simple principles:

-- Responsible spending that makes room for repair of aging infrastructure. Build a future with sustainable financial balance.
-- Openness, transparency, and fairness in all council actions.
-- Curb abuses of zoning loopholes that do not honor the spirit of the City's Comprehensive Plan, causing congestion, and sidesteps funding of increased demand on infrastructure and schools.
-- Protect the integrity of fees charged to the Utility Enterprise Fund, to assure that Utility rate payers are not used to avoid financial responsibility.
-- Filter all actions through the lens of environmental responsibility.