Re-elect Gary Kremen to the Water District!
Thank you for allowing me to serve our community for almost 8 years. Together we fought the drought, humanely moved homeless who live in creeks from our neighborhoods, stood against unfair rates and tax hikes, and obtained a $485 million grant for emergency water storage.
I successfully wrote the Water District’s guiding principals that stopped Southern California and Big Agriculture water grabs. As Chairperson of the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority, I led hiring the organization’s first women Executive Director while jumpstarting Palo Alto’s flood control efforts after a 19-year delay. Additionally, I spearheaded removing flood insurance requirements for hundreds of households in Mountain View and Los Altos.
In my first year that I was elected to the Water District, I fought entrenched corruption, including getting rid of the old CEO who was giving no-bid contracts to cronies. I led the decision to hire the Water District’s first Asian-American female CEO.
More work is needed and I will do it. We must continue to focus on storing clean, affordable water locally, expanding water conservation measures, increasing fiscal responsibility and climate resiliency.
My background includes multiple engineering degrees, a Stanford MBA, founding Clean Power Finance and Match.Com, serving as a UC Merced Foundation Trustee and teaching graduate energy policy. More on my background here.
I pledge to work hard every day to bring transparency, equity, and innovation to the Water District. That’s why we’ve built a broad coalition of community, labor, and business leaders from communities including Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and Almaden Valley.
You deserve a Board Member who works for everyone and takes a proactive approach to help you figure all this out. I’m committed to making the Water District more transparent, accessible, and equitable for all. To learn more about our priorities to bring change to the Water District — Click here for a list of our priorities.