Brandt Andersson: The Bullets
- Mayor of Lafayette 2009-present
- Lafayette City Council Member, 2002, 2006-present
- Lamorinda Trails Committee, 2002-2004
- Andersson has also chaired the Orinda Planning Commission from 1987- 1989, where he helped define the term "semi-rural." Lafayette adopted this term as well, and it has helped protect community open space while developing a bustling downtown.
- He is a practicing attorney and runs a firm Law Offices of Andersson & Andersson, along with his wife, Patricia. He is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
- Research Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for 13 years.
- Master's degree in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, UC-Berkeley.
Andersson has lived in Lafayette for almost two decades, in Lamorinda for almost three. He and his wife have a son and a daughter.
Where He Stands:
- Maintaining a balanced budget to sustain financial reserves and AAA bond rating
- Continue to provide a level of services that can be maintained over the long term
- Prioritize financial needs
- Be creative in seeking additional funds for city projects
- Maintain the semi-rural character of the community and open space
- Continue to support a vital, friendly downtown, by working with local businesses, improving infrastructure and amenities, and long term planning that respects diverse concerns and the significant constraints on infrastructure
- Set and enforce consistent development standards that respect neighborhood character
- Seek opportunities for affordable housing, especially for seniors
- Preserve open spaces by collaborating with other agencies and organizations
- Incorporate hillside and ridgeline preservation and development of creeks, trails, and parks in land use planning
"We need a council with experience, who knows how to deal with complex issues in a creative way, and that has open minds to everyone in the community." – Brandt Andersson