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News - August 29, 2018

It's lawyer versus engineer in Woodside council election

by Dave Boyce

With four open seats on the Woodside Town Council, the town will have four elections in November. Write-in candidates remain a possibility, but so far only one seat is contested: that of District 7, the neighborhoods along La Honda and Old La Honda roads, and areas west of Portola Road.

The two candidates are civil engineer Frank Rosenblum and attorney Ned Fluet. The winner will serve the two years remaining in the term of Peter Mason, who resigned from the council this past March.

Woodside has seven electoral districts. Council candidates must live in the district they seek to represent, but are elected by all the town's voters.

Fluet, 40, is a litigator for the Palo Alto law firm Lakin Spears, and currently chairs the town's Environment: Open Space, Conservation & Sustainability Committee, which he has been a member of for two and a half years, he said.

Fluet told The Almanac that his priorities, should he be elected, include making improvements to the town's roads and its routes to school and businesses, and addressing the increase in traffic congestion. "I want to do more for the town," he said.

Rosenblum, 56, is president and owner of Underwood & Rosenblum Inc., a San Jose-based civil engineering and surveying firm. He is a five-year member and chair of the Circulation Committee, which addresses issues concerning public roads and their impacts on road users.

On his reasons for running, Rosenblum said: "I just want to be somebody who can review the issues, maybe without bias. A town like Woodside is older and set in its ways. A lot of (a council member's job) is just trying to preserve that, its rural character and its general plan."

Other names on the ballot will be: Brian Dombkowski, District 2; Sean Scott, District 4; and Richard Brown, District 6.


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