Ever have one of those days where you consider where your life is going? I had my 50th birthday this year - strangely enough that day was fine, a milestone birthday didn't drive me to run for office. Rather, it was the May 12 meeting hosted by the Contra Costa County Elections Division that planted this idea in my head. I attended their session, went home with information and thought long and hard about Public Service (note the capitals) as a life style choice.
I've lived in both Contra Costa County and Alameda County in the last 25 years. I've worked in San Ramon almost as long. Over time the region has grown in size and influence until it's almost impossible to afford. Water continues to be a challenge both in availability and cost. Mother nature and the State of California aren't helping.
Local politics is about implementing policy, staying connected to your neighbors and tracking trends. We need progressive plans and new ideas that leverage technology to keep our water supply intact. I've always been interested in water - I started my career as an Environmental Consultant. I've worked in the industry for decades, and understand the challenges of regulation and the opportunities of technology. Where better to put that knowledge to use than right where I live?
I'd like to thank the Dublin San Ramon Services District for hosting their Candidate Orientation on August 1. I think I can make a difference - right here, right now. I've decided to run for their Board.