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Alamo council candidate Vishwas More

Vishwas More has been involved in Alamo Rotary and local activities since he and his wife moved to Alamo from Orinda 10 years ago, after their four children were grown.

"I want to keep the town as it is - a town for families and grandchildren," he said. He says the most important issues are public safety, roads and parks, pedestrian walkways, and maintaining public areas. He wants a solution for the traffic problems on Danville Boulevard rather than continuing with trial and error.

More is a retired engineer/manager at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and was president and financial budget chairman of the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges. He said these roles have given him the expertise to analyze and solve the complex issues Alamo will face after it incorporates.

"With the amount of taxes we collect, we should be able to handle ourselves," said More. "We have to make sure we stay within our budget."

More, who describes himself as "a people person," feels it is important to listen to what other people have to say. "The elected people are responsible to the people of Alamo," he said. "The key thing is find out the facts first. Do the work and fact-find. And listen to both sides."

"I want to give thanks to the U.S.A.," he added, "to put something back into the community."

More about the candidate

BS, MS mechanical engineering, University of Michigan; project engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago; appointed by California governor as Student Aid Commissioner, President; board of International Education Corp.; trustee, Cal State East Bay for Education Foundation; AIM; treasurer, Alamo Rotary; volunteer Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek

Web site: www.votevishmore.com

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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