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James R. Janz
- Occupation: Attorney/City Planner
- Ten years of interaction with Atherton residents as a member of the Planning Commission and the General Plan Committee.
- Three years as Chair of the Planning Commission and the Atherton General Plan Committee.
- Led the enactment of new laws on Landscape Screening, Outdoor Lighting, Noise and Nuisance Controls, and Zoning Code Limits on house size.
- 21 years of experience as a land use attorney in the Bay Area, including interaction with city officials and land use controls throughout California.
- A career oriented around urban affairs, including experience as a municipal engineer, VISTA volunteer, and policy analyst on budgetary matters.
- To restore qualified, reasonable, and responsible leadership to our Town, and trust and credibility in its City Council.
- To prevent an already reduced police department from becoming further reduced and jeopardizing the security of our community.
- To achieve an affordable balanced operating budget to meet the daily service needs of residents in the most cost-effective manner.
- Occupation: Mother/Community Volunteer/Inactive Attorney
- Extensive expertise in corporate, finance, and banking law including representation of the City and County of San Francisco
- Energetic volunteer and fund raiser for local schools and church
- Smith College graduate; law degree from Columbia University
- Atherton resident over 16 years
Charles E. Marsala
- Bring accountability, transparency, and responsive stewardship to town government
- Create an environment that fosters respect and openness to citizens and town employees; seek input from Atherton citizens
- Establish term limits so that new people with new ideas can keep the Council from becoming complacent
- Occupation: Businessman
- President of Interactive AR
- Partner of Profitable Dining LLC
- Atherton Park and Recreation Committee
- Atherton Waste Reduction Committtee
- Atherton Arts Committee
- Stanford Executive Program for Growing Companies
- Solve the financial crisis
- Create a motivated working environment
- Master plan for Holbrook-Palmer Park and for our schools
- Occupation: Businessman
- Extensive executive management experience as a corporate director, private investor, and turnaround consultant
- Long term Director of Atherton Civic Interest League and 1996 Town Council candidate
- Member of Atherton Audit Committee
- Advocated positive financial administrative reforms which were finally enacted by City Council
- Atherton resident over 25 years
- Harvard graduate and returned Marine Corps officer
- Focus Town Council on strategy and policy similar to Corporate Board of Directors. Manage Town Commissions/Committees as corporate staff departments
- Attract, build, and motivate a permanent Town operating management team; Initiate quarterly operating budget review with current year forecast.
- Apply project management approach to capital budgets by defining problem & develop proposals with complete costs and financing options.
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- Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue
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