Erlene DeMarcus is a recognized transportation expert who has spent a career working for the betterment of our community.
She said she's running for election to the City Council to continue those efforts, concentrating on quality of life issues like transportation, jobs, public safety, and children's programs.
DeMarcus brought BART to Pleasanton, which was the first extension in BART history. Before her election to the BART board of directors, DeMarcus lead the community effort to persuade BART to adopt the project, and subsequently the campaign effort to pass the countywide transportation tax necessary to fund it. Once elected to the board, she pushed the Pleasanton Extension to the top of the project list.
She served on the staff of former Congressman Bill Baker, who represented Pleasanton, and has been a consultant to county supervisors. DeMarcus said she will fight cut-through traffic and complete BART to Livermore, freeing up parking and taking out-of-town cars off our streets.
DeMarcus said she is committed to bringing quality jobs to Pleasanton, and retaining the ones we have here already, bringing more shopping choices, and more dollars for public safety. The opportunity to work closer to where we live turns commute time into family time; our children have more options to stay close as they enter the workforce, and our community's quality of life benefits, she added.
When asked why she is running, DeMarcus said "Pleasanton is my home and I want to continue to do what I can to improve the quality of life for us all."
She said she will continue to focus on issues of transportation, jobs, public safety and children's services as ways of improving that quality of life.
Erlene DeMarcus is owner and principle of the DeMarcus group, specializing in transportation management and planning. She was one of the founding members of the Pleasanton-Dublin Livermore WHEELS program.
DeMarcus asks voters to join with teachers, firefighters, environmentalists, small business owners, community leaders and others to support her bid for City Council. For more information, visit her website at www.DemarcusForCouncil.com