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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of Palo AltoCandidate for City Council

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Adrian Fine

City Strategist at Nextdoor.com, the network for neighborhoods. Chair of Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission
12,855 votes (13.72%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Solving traffic and parking problems with a 21st century transportation system
  • Protect our neighborhoods by promoting new housing choices for all incomes and generations
  • Reinvigorating Palo Alto's innovative spirit - make our civic culture as innovative as our business culture

Experience

Experience

Profession:City Strategist at Nextdoor.com, the network for neighborhoods. Chair of Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission
City Strategist, Nextdoor.com (2013–current)
Chair, Planning and Transportation Commision — Appointed position (2014–current)
Member, Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update — Appointed position (2015–current)
Planning Intern, City of Philadelphia (2012–2013)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Department of City & Regional Planning (2010–2012)
Program Manager, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (2008–2010)

Education

University of Pennsylvania Master of Arts (M.A.), City & Regional Planning (2012)
University of Washington Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Geography (2008)

Community Activities

Chair, Planning and Transportation Commission (2014–current)
Member, Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update (2015–current)

Biography

Hi, I'm Adrian Fine, and I'm running for Palo Alto city council because I see so many opportunities for our city. We have incredible intellectual, economic, and historic resources. Born and raised in South Palo Alto, I currently rent with my fiancee in College Terrace, and we want to start our family here. A Gunn graduate, I received my MA in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and returned home where I serve as Chair of the Planning & Transportation Commission, and work at Nextdoor.com building neighborhood communities across the country.

I have championed housing and rental options, smart parking management, unique local retail, and transportation solutions to reduce traffic. These investments benefit residents, our environment, economy, and social equity. As a Council Member I will protect neighborhoods, tackle our jobs-housing imbalance, and make Palo Alto work for current and future generations.

We can go even further by partnering with entrepreneurs, local governments, nonprofits, Stanford, and businesses. We are a world-class innovative community, and can manage change effectively. I commit to include different voices, perspectives, and ages, and I hope you'll join me to protect Palo Alto's fine legacy.

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My candidacy has been endorsed by the following organizations and people:

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party (SCCDCC)
  • Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters
  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats (SVYD)
  • Peninsula Young Democrats
  • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Legislative Committee (SILVAR LC)
  • San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation 
  • Evolve CA
  • Honorable Anna Eshoo - U.S. Congress, California's 18th District
  • Honorable Jerry Hill - California State Senate, 13th District
  • Honorable Rich Gordon - California State Assembly, 24th district
  • Honorable Joe Simitian - Santa Clara County Supervisor, 5th district
  • Greg Scharff - Vice Mayor, former Mayor
  • Cory Wolbach - Council Member
  • Marc Berman - Council Member
  • Gail A. Price - Former Council Member and PAUSD Trustee
  • Betsy Bechtel - Former Mayor and Foothill-De Anza Trustee
  • Larry Klein - Former Mayor and Council Member
  • John Barton - Former Council Member, former PAUSD Board President
  • Victor Ojakian - Former Mayor
  • Dena Mossar - Former Mayor
  • Sid Espinosa - Former Mayor
  • Lanie Wheeler - Former Mayor
  • Bern Beecham - Former Mayor
  • Peter Drekmeier - Former Mayor
  • Mike Kasperzak - City Council Member and Former Mayor, Mountain View
  • Christopher Clark - City Council Member and Former Mayor, Mountain View
  • Lenny Siegel - City Council Member, Mountain View
  • Debbie Giordano - Council Member, Milpitas
  • Gilbert Wong - Cupertino City Council, Former Mayor
  • Jeff Rosen - Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Diane Morin - Former Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Gary Kremen - Director Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Heidi Emberling - PAUSD Board President
  • Camille Townsend - PAUSD Board Member
  • Susie Richardson - Former PAUSD President
  • Terry Godfrey - PAUSD Board Vice President
  • Bruce Swenson - Foothill-De Anza Community College District Trustee
  • Kalen Gallagher - Campbell Union High School District Trustee

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (9)

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party (SCCDCC)
  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats (SVYD)
  • Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • Peninsula Young Democrats
  • Evolve CA
  • San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation
  • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Legislative Committee (SILVAR LC)

Individuals (31)

  • Jeff Rosen - Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Honorable Anna Eshoo - U.S. Congress, California's 18th District
  • Honorable Joe Simitian - Santa Clara County Supervisor, 5th district
  • Honorable Rich Gordon - California State Assembly, 24th district
  • Honorable Jerry Hill - California State Senate, 13th District
  • Kalen Gallagher - Campbell Union High School District Trustee
  • Peter Drekmeier - Former Mayor
  • Diane Morin - Former Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Gary Kremen - Director Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Heidi Emberling - PAUSD Board President
  • Camille Townsend - PAUSD Board Member
  • Susie Richardson - Former PAUSD President
  • Terry Godfrey - PAUSD Board Vice President
  • Honorable Betsy Bechtel - Trustee of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Former City Mayor and Council Memb
  • Bruce Swenson - Foothill-De Anza Community College District Trustee
  • Bern Beecham - Former Mayor
  • Lanie Wheeler - Former Mayor
  • Greg Scharff - Vice Mayor, former Mayor
  • Cory Wolbach - Council Member
  • Marc Berman - Council Member
  • Larry Klein - Former Mayor and Council Member
  • John Barton - Former Council Member, former PAUSD Board President
  • Victor Ojakian - Former Mayor
  • Dena Mossar - Former Mayor
  • Sid Espinosa - Former Mayor
  • Honorable Gail A. Price - Former Council Member, PAUSD Trustee
  • Lenny Siegel - City Council Member, Mountain View
  • Christopher Clark - City Council Member and Former Mayor, Mountain View
  • Debbie Giordano - Council Member, Milpitas
  • Gilbert Wong - Cupertino City Council, Former Mayor
  • Mike Kasperzak - City Council Member and Former Mayor, Mountain View

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I share the values of our community: innovation, protecting the environment, transparent and effective government, and inclusiveness. But most of all, I am always willing to listen, learn. I will make balanced decision that incorporate feedback from all parties.

Many of the problems we face - traffic, housing, and the cost of living - are regional problems, and must be solved by working with other local governments, the county, non-profits, and our business community.

Palo Alto needs to harness our innovative legacy to solve the big problems. We should use technology to address parking and traffic, explore new types of housing that serve a broad range of residents, and improve the delivery of city services.

 

 

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