Rick’s Campaign Statement

This is the statement exactly as it will appear in the Voter Pamphlet, with additional photo.  Campaign Statements are limited to 200 words.

I am currently Atherton’s Vice Mayor and a proud City Council member. It is an honor to represent the residents of Atherton. I am running for re-election because people deserve responsible, accountable, transparent government.

As your Council Member, I will:

Continue to manage town resources in a careful, fiscally conservative manner.

Insure resident focused government. . .  Move forward to build an understated, attractive library near the train station with private funds . . .  Maintain Atherton’s close, cooperative relationship with the police . . .  Support important, long-neglected capital projects, including bike lanes, safe crossings on El Camino and a well cared for Holbrook-Palmer Park.

Increase community involvement. . .  Seek resident involvement and ownership in the civic center design . . .  Increase communication to obtain input on important Council decisions.

Build consensus among Council members and always respect differences of opinion . . .  Contribute executive expertise to Council deliberations and process.

RickListeningMy relationship with Atherton began when visiting my grandparents, who lived for forty-three years in Lindenwood.  After receiving a BA from Cal and JD from Harvard, I returned here to raise my children.  I have worked in Silicon Valley as a business lawyer and software executive for twenty-eight years. I will listen to you and I want to represent your interests.

 

Email: rick@rickdegolia.com.                    www.rickdegolia.com