ABOUT BOB

Livermore has been home for over 40 years having moved here in 1976 to take a job at Sandia National Laboratories, where I worked for nearly 38 years, retiring in 2014 as the Director of the Transportation Energy Center.  At Sandia, I led the effort to establish the Livermore Valley Open Campus, a joint effort with colleagues at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  I was a member of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce and served on the inaugural boards of Innovation Tri-Valley and I-GATE (now Daybreak Labs). After retiring, I served on the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center board until my election to city council in 2016.  My wife, a retired teacher with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School district, and I raised three sons.

I love living and working in Livermore and, thus, am running for re-election, asking for your vote.  I believe I have fairly represented the residents of Livermore during my first term as a council member.  My approach has been to gather as much information as possible from residents, subject matter experts, and city staff.  I believe I approach city council meetings with an open mind and have found that I have changed my position on several occasions upon hearing from the speakers during public comment.

The city has seen significant changes since the beginning of 2017:

  • The train deport was moved, completely refurbished, and now serves as a transit center.

  • Low-income housing on Chestnut Street was completed; it has 71 senior occupants and is ready to accept 41 families.

  • Wide-spread resident engagement was employed resulting n the development of a comprehensive Downtown Plan.

  • Several elements of the Downtown Plan have been achieved including additional parking and Veteran's Way.  Stockman's Park is nearing completion.

  • The sale of flavored fluids for e-cigarettes was banned.

  • New resources (showers, laundry, safe parking, toilets, hand washing stations, case managers, etc.) were made available for our unsheltered neighbors.

  • Affordable housing units continue to be a priority for the Council.

  • The city is weathering the financial challenge brought on by COVID-19.

  • Discussions have begun on the important topic of how our police serve minority populations in our city.

I thoroughly enjoy serving on Livermore City Council, representing residents, and moving Livermore forward.  I am ready to accept the challenge of serving our community for another four years and look for your support.  Thank you.

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