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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of Los AltosCandidate for City Council

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Jeannie Bruins

Member, Los Altos City Council
6,552 votes (18%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Long range planning - Put a 10-year financial forecast tool in place to align financial resources with competing demands: day-to-day operations, deferred facilities & road maintenance, safety around schools, strategic initiatives, etc.
  • Preservation of Los Altos’ character while allowing for smart growth - creation of affordable housing, complete (multi-modal) streets, creation/preservation of green space.
  • Addressing regional issues impacting quality of life in Los Altos - transportation issues that contribute to cut-through traffic, affordable housing that enrich the fabric of our community, clean energy to address climate change.



Profession:Community Volunteer
Councilmember and current Mayor, City of Los Altos — Elected position (2012–current)
Board Member and current Vice Chair, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) — Appointed position (2015–current)
Board Member, Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCEA) — Appointed position (2016–current)
Board Member, CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council) — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Planning Commissioner, City of Los Altos — Appointed position (2010–2012)
Worldwide Service Delivery Engineering Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company (1981–1998)


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Science , Computer Science (1981)

Community Activities

Board member, Los Altos Neighborhood Network (LANN) (2009–2014)
Board Member and past President, Community Services Agency (CSA) (2008–2013)
Board Member and past Vice President, Friends of Stevens Creek Trail (FOSCT) (2006–2011)
Board Member and past President, MVLA High School Foundation (2002–2007)
Board Member, Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF) (2000–2002)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Former Mayors: Lou Becker, Curtis Cole, Jane Reed
  • CA State Assemblymember: Rich Gordon
  • County Supervisors: Joe Simitian, Cindy Chavez, Ken Yeager

Organizations (1)

  • Organizations: Sierra Club, Chamber of Commerce, SV Association of Realtors LC

Elected Officials (1)

  • Mayors: Jason Baker (Campbell), Glenn Hendricks (Sunnyvale), Rod Sinks (Cupertino, former Mayor)

Individuals (1)

  • Don Bray, Joe Eyre, Sam & Janet Harding, Bill James, Jim & Rita Martin, Sally Meadows, Don & Cheryl Weiden

Videos (1)

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