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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de SonomaCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Laurie Gallian

Sonoma City Councilmember
2,213 votos (22.9%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • During the next four years experienced leadership is needed for critical policy decisions about our City General Plan, Climate Action 2020, and Urban Growth Boundary renewal.
  • I strongly support :Creating affordable housing and sustaining Mobile Home rent stabilization, prioritizing market rate family housing, and rental-tenant protection. I support establishing an on-going revenue fund for safeguarding these programs.
  • I support Road, bike and pedestrian improvements, public transit that connects Sonoma to SMART and shrinks our carbon footprint to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; A financially secure Sonoma with a carefully managed budget sustaining city services



Profesión:Bookkeeper and Small Business Finance Manager
Board member , Treasuer, Marin Sonoma Mosquito Vector Control District — Cargo designado (2015–current)
Sonoma City Councilmember, Sonoma City Council — Cargo elegido (2008–2016)
Commissioner, City of Sonoma Community Services and Environmental Commission — Cargo designado (2007–2008)

Actividades comunitarias

Director and on Executive Committee, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Regional Climate Protection Authority (2009–current)
City of Sonoma representative and Vice Chair , Sonoma County Water Advisory Committee (2009–current)
Mayors and Councilmembers Representative and Executive Committee member , Sonoma County Ag Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee (2009–current)
Sonoma County Executive Board Board member , League of California Cities No Bay Executive Board (2010–2014)
Sonoma County Chair of Mayor's and Councilmembers as Mayor of City of Sonom, Sonoma County Mayor's and Councilmembers organization (2010–2011)


A little about…Laurie Gallian 2016  

In 1981, while visiting the Sonoma Plaza and the City of Sonoma, I decided to make this beautiful city my next home. For the last 35 years, and 8 years as your Sonoma City Councilmember and Mayor in 2011 and 2016.  I have continuously served this community as an active parent, nonprofit board member, and community volunteer. 

Work and Family 

Since 1984, I have worked in Sonoma as a small business consultant providing accounting, billing, and payroll services to clients in Sonoma, Marin, and Sacramento. I served clients in a variety of industries, from construction, manufacturing and wine, to medical care and legal services. In 2000, I accepted Finance and HR position in a public school in the Springs area of Sonoma Valley. I have worked there for the last 16 years.  I am married to Ray Gallian, a former City Planning Commissioner and I have one son, Shane Dalton, who served in the US Marines Corp. 

Serving Sonoma 

In 2007, I was selected as a City of Sonoma representative to the Sonoma County Climate Action Plan advisory committee, which broadened my public service focus to include the environment. Shortly thereafter, I served on the City of Sonoma Community Services and Environment Commission. In July 2008, I ran for Sonoma City Council and was sworn-in in December of 2008. In 2011 and 2016, I served as Sonoma's Mayor. 

History of Leadership 

Since 2008 I represent the residents of Sonoma on many City and County committees, which has included the City of Sonoma Budget Committee, Cittaslow, and City Cemetery. Currently I serve on City Audit, represent Sonoma on the Sonoma County Water Advisory Committee and as Vice Chair, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Regional Climate Protection Authority, and Executive committee, t Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee, Executive Past Chair now Vice Chair. These committees are very important to the overall quality of life in this community. Sonoma County has made innovative decisions in the areas of transportation, climate policy, and water. It is essential for small cities like Sonoma to have consistent representation and a place at the table. I have proposed and enacted local policies that help keep Sonoma clean, green, protected enhancing our quality of life while maintaining Sonoma's cherished character.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Congressman Mike Thompson
  • Sonoma County Conservation Action

Organizaciónes (4)

  • Sonoma County Latino Political Action Committee
  • North Bay Labor Council
  • The Sierra Club
  • Coalition for a Better Sonoma County

Funcionarios electos (22)

  • Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin
  • Congressman Jared Huffman
  • CA State Senator Mike McGuire
  • CA Assemblymember Marc Levine
  • Gabe Kearney City of Sonoma
  • Theresa Barrett City of Petaluma
  • Bill Boerum Sonoma Valley Hospital District
  • State Senator Lois Wolk
  • Carol Russell City of Cloverdale
  • Bob Cox City of Cloverdale
  • Mark Landman City of Cotati
  • John del Oso City of Cotati
  • Wendy Skilman City of Cotati
  • City of Sonoma Mayor Pro Tem Madelyn Agrimonte
  • David Glass Mayor of Petaluma
  • Julie Combs City of Santa Rosa
  • Gary Wysocky City of Santa Rosa
  • Gina Belforte Mayor Rohnert Park
  • Deb Fudge Windsor Town Council
  • CA Asssemblymember Jim Wood
  • Susan Harvey City of Cotati
  • Sarah Glade Gurney City of Sebastopol

Individuos (44)

  • Former Mayor Larry Barnett
  • Former Assemblymember Mariko Yamada
  • Former retired Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
  • Former State Senator Noreen Evans
  • Former Mayor Joe Costello
  • Lori Bremner
  • Loren Cole
  • Beth Hadley
  • Joanne Brown
  • Helen Marsh
  • Sandra Lowe
  • Susan Norrbom
  • Stephanie Shackelford
  • Sarah Sugarman
  • Marget Sugarman
  • Darryl Ponicsan
  • Cecelia Ponicsan
  • Joanne Kemper
  • Georgia Kelly
  • John Kelly
  • Patrick Garcia Sonoma Alcalde
  • Robert and Pamela Garant
  • Stephen Gale
  • Elizabeth Emerson
  • Bob Edwards
  • Sarah Ford
  • Steve Ledson
  • Mara Lee Ebert
  • Robert Demler
  • Shane Dalton
  • Tina Wolfenden
  • Monica Schaefert
  • Zanne Clarke
  • Ethel Daly
  • Robert Cory
  • Lynn Clary
  • Jason Carter
  • Lee Morgan Brown
  • Norman Cram
  • Lin Marie deVincent
  • Dave Artson
  • Former Mayor Nancy Parmalee
  • Former Mayor Jeanne Markson Artson

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

I believe that government can play a role in bettering people's lives, and local government should be the first responder to citizens' concerns. Government is not the enemy, nor should the goal be to get it out of the way, as it is particularly suited to helping people; in fact, that is its purpose. Through government we provide a voice to our citizens, which strengthens our community and preserves the social equity and justice that we demand. 


Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Re-elect Laurie Gallian for Sonoma City Council 2016 Proven Leadership,Strong Leadership, Stable Economy, Safe Community


I am here for you and I am not done yet. As a 35 year resident , I deeply value Sonoma's distictive and unique character, and I am honored to have represented you on the Sonoma City Council for 8 years, and as your Mayor in 2011 and 2016. During the next four years, experienced leadership is needed for critical policy decisions as we update our General Plan, Implement Climate Action 2020 and work on renewal of the Urban Gwoth Boundary.  

In my 9 years of leadership in local government, I participate in our community so I can hear your concerns. I listen and reach out to build consensus. I work with you to understand the issues so we can solve them together. During this time, through our interactions and through my service to you on our City Coouncil and regional governing boards, I have developed a breathe of knowledge, applying critical thinking to develope solutions. I bring your voice to these tasks.

STRONG Leadership

  • Developing policies to support affordable and workforce housing and rentals.
  • Protecting seniors and veterans by supporting Mobile Home Rent Control.
  • Served on the Water Advisory Committee since 2009 to assure long term water supply and promote conservation.
  • Protected the character of Sonoma by supporting ordinances addressing formula stores in the Downtown and Plaza Retail overlay zone, Retail Tobacco licensure and protections for nonsmokers, and designated Sonoma as a Certified Local Government under the National Historic Preservation Program.
  • Helped develop the countywide Climate Action Plan 2020 and supports local measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Protected and promoted Sonoma County Agriculture and open space as Vice Chair and past President and current vice Chair of Sonoma County Ag Preservation and Open Space Advisory Committee, and served on the matching grant committee in 2016.
  • Promoted smart growth within the Urban Growth Boundary.
  • Advocated for economic development programs that support and promote local businesses.
  • Supports the preference for veterans in city hiring.
  • Advocates programs to help senior citizens age in place through community engagement and improved pedestrian and transit mobility.

STABLE Economy

  • Achieved a balanced budget for the past eight years to continue delivery of city services and retain staff.
  • Supports creating a housing fund to secure programs for affordable and workforce housing and rental-tenant protections.
  • Supported establishing 2012 Measure J 1/2 cent sales tax to fund General Fund to recap loss created by Closed Redevelopment property taxes allotment.
  • Supported establishment of Tourist Improvement District 2% Transient Occupancy Tax for off season stabilization of Transient Ocuupancy Tax.
  • Advocated for pilot program to fund non profits that provide vital city services 
  • Supported a pension obligation bond to reduce city's long term obligations

SAFE Community

  • Enacted the Social Host Ordinance to help curb underage drinking.
  • Worked for more and safer bike lanes for increased safety for bike riders. City of Sonoma was named as a bike friendly city.
  • Advocated change in local routes for public transit and options for more routes to San Rafael and Petaluma to connect with SMART train.
  • Works with  County Transportation and Climate to promote EV charging stations and electric car leasing.
  • Supported the Fire Department JPA with Fire Distrct for beteer coverage of service and response times.
  • Advocates for the Community Service Officers and High School officer as part of the annual Sheriff's contract.
  • Advocated for K-9 unit  in conjuntion with sheriff's contract.

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