Palo Alto, CA, August 20, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Greg Tanaka, currently in his seventh year of service on the City of Palo Alto’s Planning & Transportation Commission (PTC), today announced his candidacy for the Palo Alto City Council.
“Palo Alto needs leaders with deep knowledge and understanding of the City’s current and looming problems,” he said. “I look forward to being an experienced and transparent consensus builder who represents all Palo Altans, including busy working professionals with young families, empty nesters, retirees, millennials and the less fortunate in our community.”
A resident of Palo Alto since 2004, Tanaka has served the community for nearly his entire tenure here. Prior to his service on the PTC, Greg served for two years on the City’s Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission (IBRC) identifying necessary investments to improve and properly maintain the City’s vital infrastructure. Prior to this, he served as the President of the College Terrace Association, leading efforts to institute a Residential Parking Permit program (RPP) that has become the template for RPP programs in other City neighborhoods.
“I care deeply and passionately about my community,” he said. “My candidacy is a continuation of my service to the City. I want to do all that I can to preserve and improve Palo Alto’s quality of life.”
He said his campaign will focus on a vibrant Palo Alto where all are represented, including working professionals, and where City Hall uses real collaboration and neighborhood participation to address challenges.
“I am lucky enough now to be in a position where I can devote more of my time and energy to my community,” he said. “I wasn’t born in Palo Alto, but my wife and I chose to settle here. It was a good choice for us and I want to make sure it remains a good choice for our children.”
Tanaka, 42, lives in the College Terrace neighborhood with his wife of 14 years, and his 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter.
Voters can learn more about Greg and his candidacy at http://go.gregtanaka.org.