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City CouncilCity of San Luis ObispoNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of San Luis ObispoCity Council

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (26/26).
  • 23,721 ballots counted.

About this office

Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
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Green Building Architect
9,473 votes (26.63%)Winning
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  • Improving housing options and affordability
  • Implementing Climate Action and Promoting a sustainable water supply
  • Creating head of household jobs
Profession:Green Building Architect
Principal, Co-Owner, In Balance Green Consulting (2004current)
MIT Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Architecture; Building Technology; Spanish Language (1990)

Andy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from MIT in 1990 with a BS in Architecture.   She has worked in construction, planning and architecture since then, first in Atlanta and then Los Angeles. When she and her husband Frank Basich looked for the best place to raise their two daughters, they chose San Luis Obispo and moved here in 1997.

Andy’s work and volunteer history in San Luis Obispo is extensive.

She worked at RRM Design Group from 1997 to 2004, then left to start her own firm focused on green building, eventually joining forces with fellow architect Jennifer Rennick to establish In Balance Green Consulting in 2008.  Their firm has helped scores of clients regionally and throughout California, creating projects that are energy efficient, healthy, cost effective and gentle on the planet.
 
A graduate of Leadership SLO Class XXIV, Andy has been very active in the city’s civic life, frequently serving in a leadership role.

In 2014, she co-chaired the SLO Citizens for Measure G (renewal of the half-cent sales tax), which voters overwhelmingly approved 70% to 30%.  

Andy currently serves on the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and sits on its Legislative Action Committee. 

She also sits on the Central Coast Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, serves on the Green Schools Committee, and co-founded the American Institute of Architect’s Zero Net Energy Task Force. She was a founding Board Member of SLO Green Build.
 
Among other activities, Andy volunteers at her daughters’ schools, the Y, 350.org, AYSO, Homeless Overflow, and I Madonnari/Via dei Colori. 

 

Andy is a fair-weather bike commuter who also enjoys hiking, walks with the family dog, cooking for friends and family, visiting the Central Coast’s many fine wine and food establishments, and watching lots of soccer games.

I love this city and am excited about our future!  I believe in local government as a way for residents to truly influence decision-making and outcomes.  At the local level, government can be creative, agile and responsive, and good solutions can ripple to other communities and beyond.

 

My vision for San Luis Obispo is one of balance:

A healthy economy, where businesses succeed and employees thrive; environmental stewardship, to protect our beautiful surroundings and resources; and livable community, making sure a great quality of life is available to everyone.

We do have challenges ahead and I believe we can address those challenges together. I will prioritize policies and programs to improve housing options and affordability, promote a sustainable water supply, encourage head-of-household jobs, and implement climate action. 

 

Our community is strengthened by different backgrounds and opinions. We need a City Council that listens carefully, and is fiscally responsible; a Council that honors our past, while planning courageously for the future.

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Aaron Gomez

Small Business Owner
8,489 votes (23.86%)Winning
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Teacher
6,171 votes (17.35%)
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  • Due to the ongoing drought, ensure that an ample, quality water supply is available for current and future residents, prior to approving new development.
  • Ensure that the appropriate traffic infrastructure is built at the same time as the aforementioned, new development to support existing neighborhoods and residents.
  • As the only SLO City Council candidate to be endorsed by the Sierra Club, I will continue to protect our viewsheds, open space and recreational opportunities, including more Class 1 bike lanes.
Profession:Teacher
Spanish and History Middle School Teacher, San Luis Coastal Unified School District (2006current)
President, Ganas Company - www.learningspanish.com (2006current)
Spanish and History High School Teacher, San Luis Coastal Unified School District (19832006)
Realtor, Century 21 (19881992)
California Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo Master of Arts , Educational Administration (2004)
University of California at Santa Barbara Teaching Credential, K-12 Multiple Subject (1980)
University of California at Santa Barbara Teaching Credential, Single Subject History and Combined Social Sciences (1980)
University of California at Santa Barbara Teaching Credential, Single Subject Spanish (1980)
University of California at Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Spanish and History (1979)
Board Member and Secretary, Sunny Acres (2015current)
Co-Founder and Site Leader, County Friday Night Live (19922006)
Co-Director and Founder, 24 Hour Relay Challenge - San Luis Obispo High School (19912005)
President, Save San Luis Obispo (20042005)
Co-Founder and Treasurer, The Endowment for the Advancement of Children (TEACh) Foundation for SLCUSD (19941999)
  • Citizen's Congress
  • Save Our Downtown
  • The Sierra Club
Retired Army Officer
5,129 votes (14.42%)
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  • Listen to and be a voice for the residents of San Luis Obispo.
  • Encourage residents to become actively engaged in and aware of what is happening to and what is proposed for our town and their individual neighborhoods.
  • Seek a realistic solution to our long standing housing problems.
Profession:Retired Army Colonel
Commissioner, San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission — Appointed position (2002current)
Public Member, San Luis Obispo Police Department Juvenile Diversion Program — Appointed position (20022008)
Deputy Foreman, Federal Grand Jury, United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division — Appointed position (20042005)
Foreman, San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury — Appointed position (19992000)
US Army Command and General Staff College Graduation with Honors, Military Science (1986)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science (B.S) with Honors, Business Administration (1976)
Oakland City College Associate of Arts (A.A.), Mechanical Engineering Technology (1964)
Director-Treasurer , Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial High School Scholarship Fund (2002current)
  • Karen Corda Adler, Chairperson, Alta Vista Neighborhood Association
  • Ken Schwartz, Former SLO Mayor and City Council Member
  • Kathy Smith, Former SLO City Council Member
  • Dan Carpenter, SLO City Council Member
  • Save Our Downtown
  • Save SLO (a Facebook Group)
  • Dodie Williams, Former SLO City Council Member
  • Peg Pinard, Former SLO Mayor and City Council Member
  • Christine Mulholland, Former SLO City Council Member
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Brett Strickland

Project Lead/Supervisor
3,311 votes (9.31%)
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Email StricklandSLOCouncil@gmail.com
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Christopher D. Lopez

Community Volunteer
2,894 votes (8.13%)
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