Editor's Note: Los Gatos Patch will be publishing candidate statements beginning today for all the local races affecting town residents. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot Nov. 6 for Vice Mayor Barbara Spector, who's hoping for a third four-year term. with no write-in contenders and only one other candidate, Los Gatos Planning Commission Chairwoman Marcia Jensen, seeking the other vacant seat on the body. The Council is proceeding with an election at a cost of $37,700.
I have been your mayor, vice mayor, Council member and planning commissioner. In those roles I helped establish the ordinances and general plans that created the vision for our beautiful town.
Many people, however, have become concerned about development, schools, local businesses and traffic - concerns that extend from downtown to the North 40, a largely agricultural parcel of land located adjacent to Lark Avenue.
I chair an advisory committee of Los Gatos residents, business owners and public officials who are currently drafting a plan to guide how the North 40 can be developed.
With your help I will continue my work on this critical project so that it complements - rather than compromises - our town and quality of life. We must get this project right.
During my time on the Los Gatos Town Council, I have worked hard to maintain essential services while balancing our budget.
Understanding that change will occur, I have also worked to apply our standards and ordinances with fairness and consistency to guide development while preserving the quality of life for future generations. It would be my privilege to continue to serve you.
To read Spector's candidate profile, please click here.