Liz Kniss Understands Palo Alto
I am running for re-election to the City Council to ensure that Palo Alto maintains the excellent quality of life that we all love and enjoy—the small town feeling and friendly neighborhoods, and at the same time, its vibrancy as an epicenter of new ideas and innovation.
Yet, it’s this very intersection that gives rise to complex city issues and an increasingly divided community. As your former Mayor and County Supervisor, and current Council Member, I have a proven track record of making balanced decisions that represent the interests of everyone in our community. Most recently, I championed:
- the completion of the Mitchell Park library
- California Avenue revitalization
- implementation of the Residential Parking Permit Program in downtown, resulting in more available parking for residents
- safe routes to schools
- running fiber to the home
- voted to limit office development
I understand that the tough issues—transportation, growth, lack of affordable and senior housing, air quality, public safety—extend beyond our borders and affect us every day. Finding solutions takes policy leadership, know-how and collaboration with our neighbors and public agencies. I am the only candidate that serves on 3 regional boards and has relationships at the local, regional and state levels to successfully represent Palo Alto’s best interests.
When elected my immediate priorities will be:
- Complete the Comprehensive Plan
- Implement our Parks and Open Space Master Plan
- Expand parking initiatives to protect neighborhoods from commuter parking
- Drive projects that reduce traffic, create safe bike lanes and improve pedestrian safety
- Electrify Caltrain and identify funding for grade separation projects
I will continually seek new, innovative and creative policies to make the quality of our lives and our community better.
I ask for your vote in the November election.