The following is an opinion written by Los Altos City Council candidate Jan Pepper.
By Jan Pepper
As a candidate for Los Altos City Council, I have chosen not to seek or accept endorsements or financial support from anyone on the current City Council. I am also not accepting endorsements or financial support from any business interests that may come before the City Council in the future.
I chose to run for council as an independent candidate because one of my top goals for our city government is to improve transparency and fairness.
I am not running with any slate of candidates for the Los Altos City Council. I pride myself on the ability to work well with many people and to build bridges between people with different views. Because of this, I have been fortunate to receive broad support across the city. Various organizations and individuals have included me in the groups of candidates they support for City Council. This support has taken the form of mailers and flyers independently funded and produced by individuals and organizations that reflect their varied views about me and my fellow candidates.
My campaign slogan is “Listening and Acting with Respect and Integrity.” I will continue to adhere to the highest ethical standards throughout this campaign and if I am elected, will carry that through as a councilmember, representing ALL of the residents of Los Altos.
Candidate for Los Altos City Council
Oct. 16, 2012