Two days after officially taking office in Sacramento as the representative of the newly created 24th district, Assemblyman Rich Gordon and his staff welcomed the public at an open house his district office in Los Altos.
Curious Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents, who were re-districted out of the former 22nd District and into the 24th, came to check out their new Assemblyman. Before, they'd been represented by Paul Fong, said Sunnyvale residents Gary and Sharrie Bailey.
Los Altos Hills and Los Altos residents, such as Emy Thurber and Breene Kerr stopped in. Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier and resident Andrea Eaton also came by. Julia Miller, one of three newly elected board members on the El Camino Hospital District Board, as well as Bernadette Taussig, of the hospital stopped in.
Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith and newly elected Palo Alto Unified School Board member Heidi Emberling were there, as well.
"I asked him about a statewide plastic bag ban, since Mountain View is considering one,"said Ben Martin, a who learned about the open house via one of the enviromental groups he belongs to.
Gordon addressed the gathering, saying he was watching some possible changes to Basic Aid schools and promised to keep everinone informed.
Due to redistricting, the 24th Assembly District now includes the communities of: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Atherton, North Fair Oaks (San Mateo County), Portola Valley, Woodside, East Palo Alto, and the San Mateo County Coastside, from El Granada to the county line.
Gordon talks about the new assembly district and the state budget in this short video.
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