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Redwood City mayor pursues reelection

By ngonzales
Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 4:19 pm in Uncategorized.

Barbara PierceRedwood City Mayor Barbara Pierce is going for a three-peat.

Pierce will seek her third consecutive term on the council during the November elections, she announced Friday.

“There is more to do to prepare our community for the future,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to working together with residents to realize their dreams for Redwood City.”

She added, “I believe in sensibly planned growth with community engagement. The Downtown Precise Plan was created with thoughtful participation of the community. I believe that community involvement is now part of the city’s DNA.”

The city recently adopted the precise plan, a long-term blueprint for growth and development for downtown, after a number of public meetings over the past few years.

Pierce was elected to the council in 1999 and retained her seat in 2003.

She is involved with the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, supporting economic development, and has helped raise funds for schools through the Redwood City Education Foundation.

She is married with two daughters.

Her early endorsers include former Redwood City Mayors Georgi LaBerge, Dani Gasparini and Diane Howard, who still serves on the council; and county Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson.

Also up for reelection are Vice Mayor Rosanne Foust, and Councilmembers Alicia Aguirre and Ian Bain.

Aguirre also plans to seek another term while Kevin Bondonno, currently the chairman of the city Housing and Human Concerns Committee, previously announced his candidacy.

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