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Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Ours is a community that cares about issues and the people they affect. Serving this active community is a joy.
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It is an honor to serve Saratoga, the city that I love. My top priorities are to enhance Saratoga's quality of life and nurture a thriving family oriented community. I aspire to be an involved, committed, dedicated and vigilant advocate of every resident of Saratoga, offering services to our citizens that are cheaper, faster and better.
As your representative on the City Council, I will be the voice for all, and an advocate for our city with local and Santa Clara County agencies to help improve our quality of life. I will do my best to protect and serve the interest of our families, our children, and our seniors. I cannot promise we will always be of the same mind, but I promise I will always have an open mind.
Saratoga is a unique community; we have done well based upon prudent choices from the past. We will continue to do so, but also innovate to make it better. My vision is to actively engage the neighborhoods and community on any plans that impact our lives and gather your perspectives. My goal is to communicate with residents early and often.
My volunteering in the community involves the following community efforts:
•Social cause, giving back/ raising awareness
•Political empowerment, creating opportunities
•Cultural Celebrations, intermingling opportunities
•Youth empowerment / Technology/kid's education
Thank you for the privilege of representing you.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any issues, questions, or concerns. Email is the best way to reach me, and I would love to hear from you.
I am here to serve you!
Email me - rkumar<at>saratoga.ca.us
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Office hours: 1st Saturday every month, Bell Tower Bistro (10AM to 11AM)
- Rishi Kumar, Saratoga Councilmember
Term: Dec. 2014 to Nov. 2018
Email: rkumar<at>saratoga.ca.us (NOTE: emails are responded faster than other means)
PHONE 408 805 5993 || Facebook.com/VoteRishi || Twitter rishikumar1
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City council meetings are usually on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Santa Clara Valley Water District Commission, Santa Clara County Expressway Plan 2040 Policy Advisory Board, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and Destination Saratoga, Saratoga Minesterial Association
ALTERNATE: Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Policy Advisory Committee, Association of Bay Area Governments, Santa Clara County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Council Committee, Santa Clara County Library Joint Powers Authority, Saratoga Senior Center,
RISHI's CAREER PROFILE (http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickkumar)
- Former IBM veteran. Currently senior executive in a Silicon Valley hi-tech company.
- Currently, an elected political leader; an active social network with state and nationally elected leader
- Governor Jerry Brown’s University of California Regents selection committee member
- Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party, 2nd term (Assembly District 28)
- Professional experience in high-tech, political sectors, public, private, consulting and non-profit; a passion for developing a partnership network, community building and community service
President, Bay Area Indian American Democratic Club
Officer - CA Democratic Party API Caucus
Director - CA League of Cities API Caucus
Connect with Rishi —> Facebook.com/Rishi || linkedin.com/in/rickkumar
PHONE 408 805 5993 || Facebook.com/VoteRishi || @rishikumar1
About Saratoga -> City of Saratoga website
About Saratoga -> wikipedia link
COUNCILMEMBER KUMAR'S VIDEO PRESENTATION:
HOW TO START A NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY WATCH
HOW TO START A NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY WATCH?
How to form a neighborhood safety watch?Well, here is the summary of the process. You may know, we conducted a session on April 3rd for one of the neighborhoods at the City of Saratoga Administrative room. The detailed Presentation, videos are posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/safesaratoga. Are you interested in rolling out a Neighborhood Safety Watch for your neighborhood? Email mePosted by Rishi Kumar on Monday, April 27, 2015