Jan 26 2014

Assemblymember Skinner Endorses Rood for Council

Press release from Tim Rood

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner has endorsed Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee member Tim Rood for Piedmont City Council in the February 4, 2014 election. Rood met with Assembymember Skinner on January 24 to discuss fiscal and environmental issues and opportunities for Piedmont to collaborate with state government in areas such as climate change mitigation, active transportation, and safe routes to schools.

Assemblymember Skinner has represented the Fifteenth Assembly District since 2008 and previously served on the East Bay Regional Park District Board and the Berkeley City Council. She remains the only UC Berkeley student to have been elected to Berkeley’s Council. Piedmont was added to the Fifteenth Assembly District following statewide redistricting in 2012. The District includes the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont, a portion of Oakland, and several cities in western Contra Costa County.

Rood has been a Piedmont resident since 2002 and was appointed to the Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee in 2012. A certified city planner and licensed architect, Rood has led multi-disciplinary consulting teams and public outreach processes for multiple cities, including Oakland,

Martinez, San Rafael and Healdsburg, and holds a LEED accreditation in green design. His Oakland-based consulting firm, Community Design + Architecture, was the lead consultant for the award-winning Better Streets Plan adopted by the City and County of San Francisco. Rood and his wife Muffy have two children who have attended Piedmont public schools from kindergarten and are now at Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High School. More information is available on his campaign website, www.Rood4Piedmont.com.

Piedmont, California – January 25, 2014

Editors’ Note: The Piedmont Civic Association does not support or oppose candidates for public office.  Information on all candidates and their campaigns is welcomed.


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