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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of East Palo AltoCandidate for City Council

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Carlos Romero

Appointed Incumbent
3,769 votes (30.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordable housing and anti-displacement policies, programs and projects
  • Infrastructure projects: water supply procurement and distribution, pedestrian bridges, traffic calming
  • Local economic development policies and programs: local hire, small business retention and development, living wage ordinance



Profession:Affordable Housing Land-Use Development Consultant
Owner/Consultant, Affordable Housing, Community Economic Development and Land-Use Practice (2004–current)
City Council Member, City of East Palo Alto — Elected position (2015–current)
City Council Member, City of East Palo Alto — Elected position (2008–2012)
Mayor, City of East Palo Alto — Elected position (2010–2011)
Chair, Planning Commission, City of East Palo Alto — Appointed position (2007–2007)
Executive Director, Mission Housing Development Corporation (1999–2004)
Project Developer, Affordable Housing Development, Mercy Charities Housing Corporation (1994–1995)
Assistant Project Manager, Santa Cruz Community Housing (1994–1995)
Owner/Designer, Romero Design (1992–1995)
Chair, Rent Stabilization Board, City of East Palo Alto — Appointed position (1988–1988)


Harvard University Certificate in Advanced Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Design, Loeb Fellow (2005)
Harvard University Fannie Mae Housing Fellow, Kennedy School of Government (2002)
Stanford University Undergraduate Studies, International Relations and Economics (1982)

Community Activities

Co-Founder and Board Member, East Palo Alto CAN DO (1998–current)
Founder, Aquatics Program for At-Risk Youth (1989–current)
Vice Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Minority Advisory Committee (2007–2009)
Co-Founder and Editorial Board Member, East Palo Alto Progress Newspaper (1990–1998)
Chair, East Palo Alto Community Law Project (1988–1990)

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  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier

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