Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 6 election. Two essentially want to preserve the status quo – nothing wrong with that, because Los Altos is already a great community. But like it or not, change is coming, and we need council members with the vision to plan wisely.
We see three candidates who want to make a great community even better – they have identified ways we can improve our quality of life, in the near future and for generations to come.
We think voters can’t go wrong selecting from any combination of two candidates among incumbent Jean Mordo and challengers Nancy Bremeau and Neysa Fligor.
Mordo led the charge for a new community center – generating complaints that the city overspent in the process. But we suspect Mordo knows more about fiscal responsibility than most of us – his past experience includes serving as chief financial officer at a major corporation.
And we like his approach: When you have one shot at putting a project together that’s going to last for decades, you should make it a quality project. We’re confident the city will survive the extra expense.
Fligor brings board experience, already having served on the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors and the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Congenial and collaborative, it’s a shame she didn’t get on the council the last time she ran (she lost by six votes in 2016).
Bremeau has been a strong community activist and a particularly strong advocate for youth – she made sure a teen center was part of the new community center plan. Further, she brings a decisiveness currently lacking on the council. We see Bremeau making the transition from advocate to responsible council member looking out for the good of the greater community.
The city of Los Altos will be in good hands with any combination of Mordo, Fligor and Bremeau.