From the Candidates: Tom Means

Statement of TOM MEANS, Candidate for Member, Mountain View City Council
Occupation: Director, Center for Economic Education, SJSU
Age: 55
Education and Qualifications: Ph.D. Economics UCLA, 1983, B.A. Economics UC Davis 1975
Mayor, City of Mountain View 2008, 
City Council, City of Mountain View 2004-2008

The City of Mountain View’s mission is to provide quality services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner.  As the current mayor, I have worked hard to fulfill this mission by maintaining the high level of public services expected by our residents.  Our parks/open spaces, library, police/fire services, and streets/bike routes are second to none.  Please visit my website for details.

A resident since 1981, and homeowner since 1986, my wife and I raised two sons that at-tended Mountain View public schools.  My 27 years of service as an academic economist and community volunteer has helped me understand how to improve the quality of life for residents.  I know how to evaluate and balance the tradeoffs that exist in decision-making, and how to create value in the public and private sector.  As a faculty member and community leader, I know how to form a consensus with committee members to pro-duce results.  With your support I will continue to work hard to maintain the quality of residen-tial and commercial life in Mountain View.  Thank you.

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