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Mayor & City Council
MEET EAST PALO ALTO'S CURRENT CITY COUNCILMEMBERS:

Lisa Gauthier
Donna Rutherford
Ruben Abrica
Larry Moody
Carlos Romero

Photo of Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier
Rutherford.jpg
photo of Mayor Abrica photo of Council Member Moody
Carlos Romero
Position
Mayor
Vice Mayor
Council Member
Council Member
Council Member
Date Elected / Appointed
November 6, 2012
November 4, 2014 November 2, 2004
November 6, 2012
May 5, 2015
Date Re-Elected
N/A
N/A
November 4, 2014
N/A N/A
Term Expires
November 2016
November 2018
November 2018
November 2016
November 2016



COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES & PRIORITIES
The Mayor and City Council are responsible for the city's services including infrastructure and safety; for developing and evaluating the Cities' priorities, policies and programs; to ensure the accountability and transparency of the City's operations; to maintain the City's budget; and to represent the needs of the community.   

On April 7, 2015, the City Council adopted their 
Strategic Priorities and their Legislative Priorities for Fiscal Year  
2015-16.


COUNCIL AD HOC COMMITTEES
Budget/Finance Committee                                           Gauthier
Housing Subcommittee                                                  Abrica, Moody
Personnel Committee                                                     Gauthier



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS FOR OUTSIDE LOCAL AGENCIES/ JOINT POWER AUTHORITIES (JPAs)
Bay Area Water Conservation Agency (BAWSCA):       Abrica
Bay Trail Gap Working Group:                                         Gauthier
City County Association of Governments:                      Gauthier, Moody (Alternate)
Commute.Org (Peninsula Congestion Relief Alliance):   Moody 
East Palo Alto Sanitary District:                                        Rutherford, Moody
Joint City/School Districts:                                                 Moody, Abrica
League of CA Cities' Housing & Community Dev.:         Moody
San Francisquito Creek JPA:                                             Abrica, Gauthier (Alternate)
San Mateo County Libraries JPA:                                     Romero & Rutherford
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control:              Rutherford
San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services:           Rutherford (Alternate)
South Bayside Waste Management (SBWMA):               Abrica, Rutherford


MEETINGS

  • When:   First and Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Council Chambers
                 East Palo Alto City Hall
                 2415 University Avenue 
                 East Palo, CA 94303

City Council will take their recess in August 2015, and Council meetings will resume in September 2015.  (City Hall remains open during the August recess.)  


SUCCESSOR AGENCY

With the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency, pursuant to Assembly Bill ABx1 26, the City Council on January 10, 2012 adopted Resolution No. 4226 to show that they would serve as the Successor Agency of the City of East Palo Alto. This would allow the Successor Agency to continue redevelopment activity by managing redevelopment projects, making payments on enforceable obligations, and disposing redevelopment assets and properties.  

The Successor Agency has an Oversight Board comprised of stakeholders in the redevelopment project areas.  The Oversight Board has a fiduciary responsibility to holders of the enforceable obligations and to the local agencies that would benefit from the property tax distributions from the former redevelopment project areas.



GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
The General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in even numbered years.  Council terms are for four years. The terms of Mayor and Vice Mayor are for one year and expire at the first meeting in December. 

      
CONTACT INFORMATION
The Honorable Mayor & Council Members
City of East Palo Alto
2415 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 853-3100