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Walnut Creek City Council Bios (2019)

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 Cindy Silva is currently serving as the Mayor of Walnut Creek.  She was first elected to the City Council in 2006 and was subsequently re-elected to the Council in 2010, re-appointed in 2014, and re-elected in 2018. She served as mayor in 2010-11, 
Cindy Silva_web 2019and again in 2012-13. Prior to her election to the City Council, Silva served on the Planning Commission from 2004-06, including two years during which the City was updating and adopting General Plan 2025.
As mayor in 2011, Silva founded Walnut Creek Community Service Day, which she still co-chairs. Now in its eighth year, Community Service Day has involved an average 1,200 volunteers each year, contributing more than 35,000 cumulative hours to complete projects for schools, libraries, open spaces, parks, the arts, and community service organizations. The Community Service Day effort was honored to receive a 2012 Helen Putnam Award for excellence from the League of California Cities.  Also in 2011, Silva spearheaded a Community Blue Ribbon Task Force on Fiscal Health, a 14-member community-based group that invested 9 months and more than 3,000 person hours in assessing and providing recommendations on Walnut Creek's long-term operating revenues and expenses, capital assets and investments, and financial policies. In 2013 as mayor, Silva initiated 2nd Saturday Spotlight, a year-long program that gave community members an opportunity to learn more about some of Walnut Creek's local treasures and city operations.
In her role as a council member, Silva has served on numerous Council committees:  Finance, Public Education, Housing and Community Development, Community Development Block Grant and Community Service Grants Committee, and Youth and Family Services. She has served on ad hoc committees for economic development, for the planned improvements to Broadway Plaza, and for the Walnut Creek Transit Village. She has served as the Council liaison to Walnut Creek Downtown, the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Tourism Business Improvement District, Rossmoor and the Diablo Regional Arts Association.
Regionally, Silva is one of two members of the City Council representing Walnut Creek on the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (Recycle Smart), a joint partnership with other central county jurisdictions that manages garbage and recycling services. She was chair of the Authority in 2014. Silva also is a director of the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, a 43-agency authority that has built and operates a state-of-the-art, interoperable public safety radio system serving the 2.5 million people of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. For EBRCSA, Silva serves on the Finance Committee. Silva is also immediate past chair (2017) of the Contra Costa Mayors' Conference and serves on its Executive Committee.
In 2017, Silva was appointed by the Governor as a local government representative on the California Seismic Safety Commission. Silva is actively involved both regionally and at the state level in the League of California Cities. Since 2015, she has been a member of the League’s statewide Board of Directors; she also sits on the League’s Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee (2010-2018) and chaired the committee in 2016. In 2012-13, Silva was one of 16 city representatives on the League’s Strategic Initiatives Task Force. In September 2010 and again in 2011, she appeared as a panel member during the League’s annual conference, speaking on how cities were surviving the fiscal crisis. Locally, Silva was 2013 president League’s East Bay Division, which comprises the 33 cities of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. From 2008-2010, Silva was Walnut Creek’s representative to TRANSPAC, the regional transportation planning committee of Central Contra Costa; she served as chair of TRANSPAC in 2010. Through this group, Silva led efforts to find regional solutions to local transportation and  traffic safety issues, including school crossing guard programs, major roadway improvements, and bike-pedestrian enhancements.
A resident of Walnut Creek since 1984, Silva has been an active community volunteer for more than 20 years. She is a director of the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation, which raised more than $380,000 for the new all abilities playground at Heather Farm Park; she is a treasurer of Walnut Creek Sister Cities International; and she is vice chair of the Board for Hospice of the East Bay. Previously, Silva served on the committee for the East Bay Women’s Conference (2008-2016), on the committee for the One City One Book program (2006-2015), and on the Action for Beauty Council. In 2013-14, Silva was a member of the Centennial Steering Committee; as part of this, she co-chaired Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch, she co-chaired the involvement of the former mayors in the Centennial, and she was integral in the development of the Centennial marketing program, including the Centennial website.
Previously, Silva volunteered for our local libraries, schools, and youth and youth sports programs.
·        For our libraries, Silva was a member of the capital campaign committee for the Walnut Creek Library, which raised more than $5 million for the new facility. In 2010 and 2012, she co-chaired Authors under the Stars, the annual gala for Walnut Creek’s libraries. Silva co-chaired the Yes -- A New Walnut Creek Library Committee, working for passage of Measure R (Fall 2005) and Proposition 81 (June 2006). She has served as a member of the City’s Library Advisory Team and worked with the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. She was a member of the campaign committee for Measure Q, which brought extended library hours to Walnut Creek (2002).
·        As a volunteer for schools, Silva is a past PTSA president for Las Lomas High School (2003-2005) and past member of the Board of both the Las Lomas and Walnut Creek Intermediate parent organizations. For Las Lomas, she also served on the WASC Accreditation Committee and on the Student Carpool Parking Committee. She was a liaison member of the Las Lomas Foundation Board of Directors. She received the California State PTA Continuing Service Award in 2005. From 2005-2010, Silva served on the Measure A Oversight Committee for the Acalanes High School District. She previously served on the district’s Revenue Committee. She is a former director of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation. In 2001, she co-chaired Measure C for the Walnut Creek School District, a parcel tax that funded lower class size for grades 4-8; she subsequently served on the committees for funding measures for the Walnut Creek School District and Acalanes High School District in 2002 and 2005.
·        For local youth, Silva served as a director and scholarship chair of the Walnut Creek Fountain for Youth Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors of the Walnut Creek Soccer Club for six years (1999-2004), managing fields, game scheduling, referees and registration. She is a past president and four-year member of the Board of the Walnut Creek Swim Conference (2001-2004). She is a past mother advisor of the Concord chapter of California Rainbow Girls, a Masonic youth organization. In 2004, she served on the Sister City committee for the visit of the youth soccer team from Siofok, Hungary.
Silva has 40 years of business experience in marketing and communications in industries as diverse as telecommunications, biotech, and the non-profit sector. Since 1980, she has owned her own consulting business -- originally Eisley Communications, Inc., now Eisley Silva Communications.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Silva has a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a native of Santa Cruz, California. She and her husband, Tom, have a daughter, Katie, who is a 2005 graduate of Las Lomas High School and 2009 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Secretary of State Bowen

Now with time available Pete Bennett is cleaning up his documentation. 

Secretary of State
Election Division
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Secretary Bowen,

On August 7th 2014 I completed forms with the Walnut Creek City Clerk Suzie Martinez for City Council.  Everything was done properly.

On Monday I returned to get for nomination signatures and was told I could only submit 30 signatures.  The answer was in-congruent with prior information as I'd planned to collect 100 to be safe.

I believe part of this was a honest mistake that could have been overcome but when attempting to clear up other matters with Planning and Police Department eventually was escorted from the building and told not able to return for the rest of the day.

Members of the City Council, Staff and WCPD have attempted arrest, threats of arrests, false allegations of assault and have been this resident from accessing city records, called police when attempting to speak at public hearings, falsely informed officers that meeting was closed, attempted to arrest Bennett for disturbing meeting that had not started.

The CHP Threat Assessment has been investigating incidents since July 2011 accident that was attempted murder, are well aware of incidents in Walnut Creek, mugging of clients, roommates and long list of deaths since first meeting in 2011.  State Senator Mark DeSaulnier sent TAU to Bennett after Bennett faced off with officers with guns with clear threat of Bennett's safety.

On Monday a WCPD officer admitted to knowing about my 2004 arson case and that it was arson all along.  They've been co-conspirators all along or failed in their duties and WC city council failed to protect this resident

I am withdrawing from race for my personal safety from WCPD and Council
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Obit: 2011 ~ Two Las Lomas graduates killed in Sacramento County car crash

Two Las Lomas graduates killed in Sacramento County car crash

June 3, 2011 17:38 pm · 45 comments
Two Las Lomas High School graduates & a Lincoln man were killed in an overnight accident in Sacramento County.
The two Walnut Creek natives were 18-year-old Christian Bishop and 20-year-old Maurice Waters.
Watch the video above for more information on the crash.

1 June 3, 2011 at 6:02 PM
Maurice is my boss’ son…such a tragedy 
2 George June 3, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Speeding, stop sign, drinking, gambeling, speed, no seat belts– yup- sounds mlike Lafayette kids–the rules do not apply to them
3 lady britannia June 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM
These young men were drinking at Jackson Rancheria? Fake id’s, driver’s licenses??? If this is not a prime example of underage drinking and driving and it’s deadly consequences.
4 June 3, 2011 at 6:23 PM
Sad. . .
5 MyDeathspace June 3, 2011 at 6:23 PM
Sad. Sounds like high speeds and drinking were likely involved. Slow down people!
6 Mad Mom June 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM
So sad. Please…be careful out there and slow down.
7 June 3, 2011 at 6:32 PM
So So sad RIP deepest sympathies to family and friends.
8 City Girl June 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM
Mayor, you didn’t include the link to the video.
9 City Girl June 3, 2011 at 7:05 PM
The video finally loaded after I clicked on comments. Now it’s not there again.
10 MikeT June 3, 2011 at 7:06 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with the familys. The pain they have is more than I hope I ever have.
11 anonamom June 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM
You only have to be 18 to gamble at Jackson Rancheria. They do not serve alcohol! They are out in the boonies, a few miles away from anyplace that does serve alcohol, so if there was drinking involved, they did not get it at Rancheria.
12 anonamom June 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM
George: You win the piss-ant a-hole award.
13 June 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Please remember family and friends will read this, My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of these kids, Remember, you were once young too.
14 Beacon June 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM
George – Pull your head out of your ass and start paying attention. It has nothing to do with where they live or what high school they went to. Most young men think they’re invincible. I know I did when I was 18. It’s just that most of us lived to remember the many stupid things we did. It’s a tragedy that these young men didn’t.
15 June 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM
Thanks for that information anonamom. I guess gambling and drinking go hand in hand and these guys decided to find the booze. Just because you arrive at 18 and THINK your an adult doesn’t mean that you ARE an adult. So many adults aren’t even so called adults!!
16 George June 3, 2011 at 8:24 PM
I know many cops that worked in Lafayette, WC, Danville, Orinda & other upper class areas-they told me all about it…the parents gave them cars at 16 & the parents were 100% into their social life & the kids did whatever they wanted..when they leave home– they continue partying, drinking & doing stupid things..Karma is a bitch– deal with it
17 I think June 3, 2011 at 9:12 PM
I think they do serve alcohol. Last time I was there they had a bar next to the burger place. They also served alcohol if you were gambling. I haven’t been therd in about a year but you could get drinks.
So sad for the families.
18 anonamom June 3, 2011 at 9:13 PM
George, add sfb pin head to the awards list.
19 Missy June 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM
George you DUMB ASS, I currently work for the Walnut Creek Police Dept I have been employed there for the past 8 years, I do not appreicate you spreading rumors, no one told you no such thing… Get a life you stupid jack ass…
20 June 3, 2011 at 9:26 PM
This is so sad and it comes after the rafting accident a few months ago that involved 2 Las Lomas students.
21 Renee June 3, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Wow, so sad. Condolences to the families of these young men.
22 Mimi (original) June 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Oh no! Oh no! Is this the beginning oh the “senior-itis” tragedies? This recurrent theme is so sad and tragic! My own offspring us a graduating senior and I hold my breath each evening when they don’t arrive home on time. I just want them to survive their graduation celebrations to continue their burgeoning lives. Please, let’s pray for everyone in the class of 2011.
23 quinn June 4, 2011 at 12:19 AM
the DRIVER of the car was 26.
I hope you know your negative attitudes about innocent kids is going to come back to you, and I hope you never have to face this tragedy with your own kids one day, because I bet you won’t too pleased when some ignorant jackass writes on a blog the way you have about these kids.
get a life douchebag.
24 So sad June 4, 2011 at 12:40 AM
This is a terribly tragic occurrence. Three families are forever changed, two young men (and a Lincoln man). My sympathies to all of the families.
25 June 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM
“Please remember family and friends will read this,”
Its a blog people….its their choice to read this.
Also- live fast, play hard….die young
Missy.. it appears you do not work the streets of WC,,,but trust me– the kids there think they are above the law & yes..cops do talk about what goes on with their friends…
26 #1 mommy June 4, 2011 at 9:49 AM
Christian was my boss is son…Nd he used to work with me so sad that he is gone my prayers go out to all the families….:(
27 The Kid June 4, 2011 at 12:40 PM
I knew both these dudes.
For everyone in this world that says things like “everything is meant to be” is so full of bull its rediculous. ANYTHING can happen in this life. be real. dnt waste it
28 Crystal June 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM
my name is Crystal Waters. Maurice Waters is my brother, and is only younger than me by 10 months. Christian Bishop was a very close friend of both of my brothers and he, as well as his family, are near and dear to my family. First of all to that S0B George, those kids were not “Lafayette Kids.” And even if they were they were human beings who belonged to families who love them. Yes, they are too young to be drinking but they were not in control of that car someone else was. Accidents happen and regardless of the situation any loss is a tragic one so haw dare you speak so carelessly abt those kids. I really hope you are not as heartless as you made yourself look and I pray that if/when it is your sibling or loved one that is up for debate, you think about what you’ve posted and how disrespectful it was to me and my family.
29 Connie Dobbs June 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM
Oh, jeez.
I am all ready to take you seriously.
30 Mother June 4, 2011 at 8:19 PM
Condolences for your family. My son knew your brother and Christian and liked them both. They were good kids. Disregard all the stupid comments. Some people just have no compassion.
31 @ George June 4, 2011 at 9:41 PM
“I know many cops that worked in Lafayette, WC, Danville, Orinda & other upper class areas-they told me all about it…”
This is the Appeal To Authority argumentative fallacy…which basically means you claim “to know” some authority figure(s) on a particular subject, as if that somehow lends credence to what you have to say. It doesn’t. It means you’re full of shit.
32 June 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM
#11 Jackson Rancheria does sell alcohol for sure. Yes it is 18 and over casino but they do sell alcohol.
Sad event. Truely I am sorry for the family and friends BUT they are very lucky their stupidity did not kill somone else. When you break the law there are consequences…why you think we have laws so things like this do not happen (if people were respectful enough to obey them). Speeding, drinking, no seat belts three strikes you’re out…sorry. I am sorry for the family really but there are always consequences to your actions.
33 Jackson Rancheria Rules June 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM
General Casino Rules
Must be 18 years or older to gamble here
No one under 18 allowed in the gaming area
Must show a valid photo identification for entry
No alcohol served or allowed on the premises
No cameras allowed in gaming area
No audio or video equipment allowed
No firearms, drugs, or pets allowed on property
34 June 4, 2011 at 11:51 PM
jess #32,
If you can buy alcohol in that casino I’ll make your car payments for one year.
You really should avoid the X.
35 Crystal June 5, 2011 at 11:57 AM
Thanks @Mother and everyone for your kind words. I am not in any denial that what they were doing was irresposible and dangerous. What I do not like, and I will not be silent about is any attitudes suggesting they deserved death. Death is not something ANYBODY deserves. It is a sad, inevitable part of life. They suffered their consequences in full but never ever say “that’s wat they get.” For those who do not know, Christian Bishop’s funeral will be in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, June 8th. Maurice’s will be in Union City, CA on Thursday, June 9th. Feel free to contact whomever it may concern for more detailed information
36 Crystal June 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM
I apologize if it seems that I’m negelecting the familes of Kevin M. (The sole survivor) and Chris (the driver whom is also deceased). I did not know them and I have not heard any updates. But my heart goes out to those families.
37 Dobey June 5, 2011 at 6:31 PM
George you’re an ignorant and arrogant idiot. “I know many cops in upper class areas they told me… Blah blah blah”
If anything, the parents are older and more mature and educated in the wealthy areas, not young parents “100% into their social lives”
Stop and observe the tragic loss of two kids and stop being a judgmental piece of sh*t
Despite the circumstance, these were young kids. Boys will be boys, they weren’t criminals, they made bad choice as teenagers do, and it got them killed.
You’re worse than scum on the button of my shoe. Deal with it.
38 Krystal T. June 6, 2011 at 2:28 AM
It’s Krystal (Krissy) from New Hope.
I offer many thousands of condolences and prayers to you and the family right now. Find joy in the fact that Maurice knew The Lord and that he’s in a place you me and everyone else is working toward getting to. Know that one day you will see his face again and that he’s with our Heavenly Father. Love you all. See you all Thursday.
Bless you.
39 Robin June 6, 2011 at 8:56 AM
You are brave and strong to write here, and we all appreciate it. Because we are hurting too at the loss of young men, even if we didn’t know them personally. We know how much it hurts the families and as part of the community, we hurt with you. Anyone with a heart feels for your loss, and your family’s. Don’t waste your time with jerks like George. The people who count are here with you, even if they don’t know you, like me. My daughter knew your brother (she’s a good friend of your other brother) and what I know is that everyone who knew or has heard about this (unlike the “Georges” out there), is terribly sad. We all know at any one point in our lives it couldn’t have happened to us as teens or could happen to our teens. You are right, the non-drivers were not in control of that car. And even the driver didn’t deserve this outcome. No one does. We are all lucky to live past mistakes, only some are not as lucky who don’t. Hold onto the good memories of your brother and his friend and know they’re at peace even though this time is hard for you and your families.
40 Amanda June 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM
@“I know many cops that worked in Lafayette, WC, Danville, Orinda & other upper class areas-they told me all about it…”
George you are an ignorant bast****! What how much money or lack there of does not make it remotely ok for you to claim that is why this happened, anyone is capable of making a life changing mistake. I am sure you are no saint!. JEALOUSY is not a valid argument in disrespecting the families that lost loved ones. I pity you! My prayers go out to the families of those involed in this crash!
41 Caryl Robinson June 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM
To make heartless and insensitive comments about this tragedy is inexcusable. Maurice was my husband’s second cousin and we have pictures of him and Marquis along with our grandson Darrell a couple of years ago at his grandmother’s home on the 4th of July. Doug will be there on Wednesday. Stay strong Crystal. Our prayers are with you and your family.
42 HowSad June 6, 2011 at 12:19 PM
What a sad tragedy. I’m so sorry! My deepest condolences to all the families and friends. So Sorry!
As for the comments about “UPPER class” areas. It’s too bad people think that way, it just divides us further. I have known nasty crooked people who are both rich and poor. There are “Upper class” people in ALL areas where we live and breath. Material wealth and geographic area have nothing to do with being classy. Attitude makes us classy.
43 Crystal June 6, 2011 at 1:21 PM
Thanks again everybody for the kind words and support. Hey to Krissy and aunty out there, see u guys soon. Today I just wanted to post that the students of Las Lomas H.S. are going to have a candlelight ceremony for Christian and Maurice tomorrow evening at the school I believe. (Will update). In that time we will not only remember Christian and Maurice, but the 2 fallen Knights who were lost recently in a rafting accident, and the dearly missed Knight who was murdered by his mother on Mt. Diablo last year. All are definately welcome to join.
44 Crystal June 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
Candlelight ceremony will commence 8pm and Walnut Heights School T0NIGHT
45 Nanette June 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Love you so much Crystal, this is Nanette from NHBC. Quinton’s mom. I will be there along with my mother sister Davis tonight. God bless you and your mother. All me and my mom could say was all three of you were always smiling and your mom loves you all and it always showed. Maurice was one of my students in my vacation bible school class so funny and always gave me hugs. God Bless.
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