Here's my first in a series of candidate endorsements: re-elect Jeff Ira for City Council.
Jeff Ira is the only incumbent running for re-election this year, since two other council members (Howard and Hartnett) term out. Jeff Ira has been on the council for more than 10 years and knows his stuff. He's fiscally conservative and helped keep the city from having to make major cutbacks when the bottom fell out of the economy -- instead of blowing surpluses on recurring expenses like new staff, RC bolstered its savings and did some one-time infrastructure improvements.
Basically, Ira is a voice of reason and experience on a council that will have at least two rookies and will be relatively inexperienced overall.
Redwood City government is doing a lot of things right right now, and keeping the one incumbent running for council is a good move.