Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - September 28, 2012

City Council candidate bios

MARC BERMAN

Profession: Attorney at Merino Yebri LLP

Top Issues: Finances, infrastructure, economic development

Civic Engagement: Campaign Committee for Measure A, a 2010 school board bond measure; member of the city's Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Task Force (2010-11)

PAT BURT

Profession: CEO of Vascular Access Technologies

Top Issues: Finances, land use, emergency preparedness

Prior Civic Engagement: SOFA Area Working Group, former president of University South Neighborhood Association, Planning and Transportation Commissioner, City Council incumbent, chair of council's Finance Committee, board member at San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, chair of Peninsula Cities Consortium (2011), Mayor (2010)

TIM GRAY

Profession: Financial consultant

Top Issues: Finances, infrastructure, economic development

Prior Civic Engagement: None

LIZ KNISS

Profession: Santa Clara County Supervisor

Top Issues: Infrastructure, health and wellness, sustainability

Prior Civic Engagement: School board, City Council (1990-2000), Mayor (1994 and 2000), board member at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

GREG SCHMID

Profession: Retired economist

Top Issues: Finances, housing, land use

Prior Civic Engagement: School board (1989-93), City Council incumbent, past chair of council's Finance Committee, chair of Regional Housing Mandate Committee

MARK WEISS

Profession: Concert promoter

Top Issues: Land use, public art

Prior Civic Engagement: None

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