As the days to my Council retirement draws near, I would like to thank everyone for their support and help these past 16 years. There have been so many changes over the years. We have weathered many storms and celebrated many events. It has been a lot of hard work and I am confident that we will have many storms ahead and also celebrate many good things as well. There are so many things that happen and can distract us from our goals, but fortunately the City has remained on course and maintained our balance and focus.
There are many things that give me hope for the future. First, we have a good Council that clearly loves Redwood City. Please re-elect Jeff Gee and John Seybert. They are good people, smart, very hard working and deserve our support. Their skills and commitment have clearly helped make our City better. Second, we have a very hard working staff and excellent leadership. They are creative, caring and hard working. I am impressed with their work ethic and time commitment.
There are many people running for my seat. However, I believe there is only one person that has the vision, commitment and maturity to be a part of the Council team and lead our City forward. The depth of the issues and the understanding of how to balance the needs of the community with the resources available is a daunting job.
Diane Howard is by far the best choice for the City.
Jeff Ira, Redwood City Councilman