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Town of Corte MaderaCandidate for Town Council

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Bob Ravasio

Appointed Councilmember
1,799 votes (27.64%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain essential town programs and services and ensure disaster preparedness by improving flood control and fire prevention.
  • Support energy conservation improvements and sustainable infrastructure projects to preserve our environment.to enhance residents' quality of life.
  • Promote safe shared use by pedestrians, cyclists and autos through street improvement projects.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Broker
Member, Corte Madera Town Council — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member, Marin County Homelessness Committee — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member, Marin County Disaster Preparedness Committee — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member, Ross Valley Paramedic Authority — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member, Corte Madera Town Council — Elected position (2007–2015)

Education

Northwestern University B.S., journalism and economics (not availa)

Community Activities

Chair, Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (not availa–current)
Co-Chair, Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth (not availa–current)
Co-Chair, Twin Cities Disaster Preparedness Committee (not availa–current)
President, Corte Madera Commuity Foundation (not availa–current)
Board Member, Corte Madera Lions Club (not availa–current)

Biography

Bob Ravasio, current Council member and former Mayor, has been a strong believer in service to our community since he and his wife relocated to Corte Madera 27 years ago because it offered small-town ambience near an urban center.

He is committed to our community - its small-town character, strong values, caring residients and good schools.  He is prepared to protect and enhance our community by working to maintain the attributes that brought each of us here.

Deep community involvement and active participation in community organizations have given him the breadth of experience needed for Corte Madera to continue to thrive and maintain its quality of life and small-town character.

There are many important priorities to be addressed over the next few years on behalf of our town and its residents. Bob's command of town finances, his knowledge of local sentiments and the needs of various areas of our community are valuable assets on our Town Council. 

Bob's effective leadership is acknowledged throughout our community.  Please vote to retain Bob Ravasio on June 5.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Marin Independent Journal
  • Central Marin Police Officers Association
  • Marin Professional Firefighters, Local 1775
  • Sierra Club, Marin Group

Elected Officials (4)

  • Supervisor Damon Connelly - President, Marin County BOS
  • Corte Madera Vice-Mayor Diane Furst
  • Supervisor, 4th District Dennis Rodoni
  • Congressman Jared Huffman

Individuals (4)

  • Dr. Bob Bundy - Planning Commission, Flood Control Board
  • Jana Haehl - former Mayor, Corte Madera
  • Huey Johnson - Founder, The Trust for Public Land
  • John and Lee Howard - Neighborhood Response Groups Co-ordinators

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Expanded thoughts on Bob Ravasio's Priorities to Protect and Enhance our Community's Quality of Life

Summary

Bob Ravasio's effective leadership is acknowledged throughout our community.  His conscientious leadership will enable Corte Madera to thrive and maintain the attributes that brought each of us here.

 

 

These are the important priorities Bob Ravasio will address as a Council member on behalf of our town and its residents.

 

Maintain essential town services by providing fire prevention and flood control:

Protecting residents' safety requires that Corte Madera have outstanding firefighting and fire prevention services.  By merging with Larkspur to create Central Marin Fire Department, we will provide better service, better response times and can now afford a full-time Fire Marshall tasked with fire prevention.  Storm drain improvements, flood channel maintenance and completing the build-out of the flood control system will better prepare us for future sea level rise.  Further mitigation must be planned, designed, and funded as approximately 30% of the Town lies in the floodplain.

 

Promote safe shared use by pedestrians, cyclists and autos through street improvement projects:

The recent multi-modal safety/circulation improvements, including improved crosswalks, upgraded curbs and restriping on Tamalpais Drive should be the template for bike and pedestrian safety and automobile circulation improvements on the main traffic corridors of our town.  Continued support for the Safe Routes to School Program will improve the quality of life for our entire community by creating safe walking and cycling routes to school.  Every child riding a bike to school is one less car on the road at peak traffic times!

 

Ensure disaster preparedness through comprehensive planning for public safety and restoration of essential services:

We have now organized over 4000 households in the Twin Cities into Neighborhood Response Groups and are adding more daily.  This promotes preparation, self-reliance and local aid in an emergency.  Maintenance and protection of critical storm drain and flood control facilities and equipment are essential elements in being prepared for a disaster such as a flood or earthquake.  Investment in and maintenance of roads and emergency equipment will prepare the town if a rapid community evacuation is ever warranted and enable restoration of essential services.

 

Support energy conservation improvements and sustainable infrastructure projects to preserve our environment:

Our environment is our greatest natural resource.  We must continue to make energy efficiency a priority in new construction --encourage use of solar panels, recycle gray water where feasible, use pervious materials for paved areas to reduce runoff and use environmentally sustainable materials and construction methods.  We must also continue to search for ways to improve Town practices that increase energy efficiency.

 

Provide services and programs for seniors, youths and families to enhance residents' quality of life:

 

Our community offers many quality programs serving the needs of residents of all ages.  Maintenance of our parks and comunity facilities are a crucial part of providing services that enhance the quality of life of Corte Madera residents.  We recently have opened Marin's first Intergenerational Center to not only serve seniors and our youth, but to have those of different ages interact and learn from each other.

 

You can learn more about Bob's commitment to Corte Madera at:

www.retainravasiotowncouncil.com

 

 

 

 

 

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