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Los Gatos Town Council Candidate Statement: Barbara Spector

Vice mayor is seeking third four-year term in upcoming Nov. 6 election; race is uncontested with Los Gatos Planning Commission Chairwoman Marcia Jensen running for the other open seat on the body.

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.

Jennifer Croll September 28, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Barbara is a fantastic leader for our community. We are lucky to have her!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 28, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The Best of Luck to you Barbara!
Colleen Murphy September 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Barbara is extremely intelligent and has commonsense, all qualities which are needed to effectively represent and lead this community.
Larry Arzie September 29, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Barbara has has made every effort to make our lives better which was difficult with the the growth any cost majority on council. They have put Los Gatos up for sale, giving the elites of builders, developers, relators and monied more than they even ask for. I do not see any slow down in growth,which is a good thing, but I hope that Barbara will temper the give away of our community, allowing for it to be better planned. I do not always agree with Barbara's decisions but she represents the entire community unlike the power block that has run this town for 10 years. It is important to vote for both Barbara Spector and Marcia Jensen , whether or not they are the only names on the ballot as to put town halls beauracrats on notice that their jobs are at stake if they don't start adhering to our general plan and it's regulations.

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