After 10 years on active duty in the US Army and then 33 successful years in the automotive and aerospace industries, Greg retired from Lockheed Martin and turned his energies to community service. Greg always had interests in urban trails, running, bicycling, hiking, and environmental conservation. Since retiring in 2011, Greg has been appointed to the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) for Moffett Federal Field, the Board of Directors for the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, the Citizens Working Group for the 4 Cities Trail Feasibility Study, and most recently as Chairman of Mountain View's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
As the shortage of housing in Mountain View has reached crisis levels, Greg has become involved in the Housing Advocacy Network (HAN) and the Santa Clara County Housing Element Working Group. In each of these recent endeavors, Greg has used the organizational and interpersonal skills he learned as an Army Officer and aerospace executive.
Given the crisis conditions of traffic congestion, soaring housing prices, the growing gap between the rich and not so rich, and the diminishing life prospects for the younger middleclass generation; Greg has decided to run for City Council. Mountain View is a great place to live and a great place to do business, both big and small. We need to fight to keep it that way and even make it a better place. To do this we need to plan for the future and not the past.
In short, Greg humbly offers to the citizens of Mountain View his extensive experience, his world class education, and his pragmatic common sense.
The imbalance between jobs and housing has become excessive and needs to be addressed. While this is a major regional problem, Mountain View needs to lead in addressing the imbalance.
Bicyclists and pedestrians have become important elements in the city's transportation network, yet our bike/ped infrastructure has lagged behind demand. The city needs to move from a car centric transportation network to one that has more balance between cars, bicycles, pedestrians and transit
The city in general is lacking park space and as the population increases the demand will increase. The city needs to increase park space particularly for under-served areas. Even small parks are beneficial.