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Re-elect Ian Bain Redwood City Council 2015



Ian is a life-long Bay Area resident who grew up on the Peninsula. He attended local public schools and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. 


Ian's interest in government comes from his parents, who instilled in him the belief that we should all use our gifts to help others, and he has contributed to his community in many ways over the years.


In addition to serving on the City Council, Ian leads communications for a global technology company based in Redwood Shores. He and his family live in the Woodside Plaza neighborhood.


Since being elected to the Council, Ian has been the leading voice for government transparency, a strong supporter of small businesses and a champion for the average citizen.

  • As a member of the revenue and finance committee, he's worked to ensure that we can continue to fund essential city services

  • As chair of the environmental initiatives committee, Ian led the effort to conserve energy in public buildings, resulting in a 22% decrease in electricity and 34% decrease in natural gas

  • As our city's representative on the County's Emergency Services Council, he's led disaster preparedness efforts for the City, and as a result, we're more prepared than ever

  • As part of the City's Bayfront Canal Drainage Committee, he's working to find permanent solutions to the flooding issues in Friendly Acres and other neighborhoods

  • Ian has worked with neighborhoods throughout the city to reduce speeding and secure stop signs for dangerous intersections, and worked to secure funding for projects that make our city safer for pedestrians and bicycles

  • He's worked with our Parks and Recreation Commission to renovate existing parks and bring a new dog park to Redwood City

  • He's worked to re-design our tree preservation and sidewalk plan, focusing on priority areas and finally fixing sidewalks that were desperately in need of repair


Prior to serving on the Council, he served as chair of Redwood City's Housing and Human Concerns Committee, as well as several non-profit boards. 


Past Community Involvement:


  • San Mateo County Traffic Authority Citizens Advisory Committee

  • Chair, Redwood City Housing and Human Concerns Committee

  • Board Member: Sequoia Awards, Peninsula Habitat for Humanity

  • Volunteer: Kainos, Project Read, Sequoia YMCA

  • Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

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