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Elections 2012: Robert Lobron, Candidate for Lafayette City Council

Lafayette resident Robert Lobron is running for one of three seats open on the city council.

General Information

Name : Robert Lobron
Age : NA
Place of residence : Lafayette

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Temple University
Degree : BA
Year of graduation : NA

Grad school

College : University of San Francisco
Degree : Masters in Business Administration
Year of graduation : NA
Employment Information

Job titles held : Executive Director, Financial Planning
Employers : National Facilities Services

Political Information

Party affiliation : NA
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Lafayette City Council
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None

Party HQ

Address

Campaign Manager

Name : Committee to Elect Robert Lobron
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : NA
Facebook : Committee to Elect Robert Lobron

Other facts

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Zoe Claire September 18, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Is this true? He won't take questions?
Chris Nicholson September 18, 2012 at 04:48 AM
If Mr. Lobron is troubled by caustic comments, one wonders why he is seeking pubic office.... Perhaps he has not attended many Council meetings where controversial issues are on the agenda.....
David Holden September 18, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Except at council meetings it's much harder to launch anonymous attacks. Trolls like hiding.
David Holden September 18, 2012 at 05:30 AM
He has a Facebook page and a website. I would email your questions to him and see if you get a response. It sounds like he doesn't want to play in the patch. I guess he is just not used to the nasty attitude of some patchers.
LovesLafayette September 21, 2012 at 06:17 AM
As a conscientious voter, I decided to check out the websites of those running for Lafayette City Council so that I could better understand where they stand on critical issues. My only question: where is their information? Only two of the five candidates had websites-Ms. Reilly and Mr. Mitchell. Really? You're running for City Council and you can't be bothered with creating a site that states your views? Ms. Reilly's site was a bit vague while waxing philosophic about the roads and beauty of Lafayette without really stating a viewpoint on building and growth....basically regurgitating the General Plan. Of course we all want a "balanced approach to growth" as stated by Ms. Reilly. Who doesn't? "Create and maintain a strong sense of community in Lafayette", says Ms. Riley on her website. Again, who doesn't want this? Stating the obvious and circumventing the real issues is frustrating to us voters. More troubling is Mr. Lobron's absence of any website. Ditto for Mike Anderson and Yolanda Vega. I even checked Mr. Lobron's Facebook page which sadly, is vacant...hmmmm.....aren't we voting in 6 weeks? If anyone can tell me where to go to get his views on the issues I'd be most appreciative. His lack of effort and initiative thus far is enough for me to check him off my list of potential candidates I'd vote for. Mark Mitchell has the best, most informative site of all the candidates. So far, he has one of my votes.
lovelafayette September 21, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Parks Commissioner Lobron posted a Patch candidate's statement, my comment (vetted by the Patch censor) was posted, and within minutes Lobron took down his page and my comment. Commissioners Traci Reilly and Mark Mitchell can run on their record of dedication, responsiveness to residents, hard work and successes on the Crime (TR) and Planning (MM) Commissions. Lobron has a failed, polluted and dangerous park that the City Manager has ordered taken over by the police department as his legacy. No reason to vote for Lobron, lots of reasons to vote against him.No webpage, no real facebook, he has dissed Patch - seems even Lobron can't think of a reason to vote for him.
lovelafayette September 21, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Great Patch articles: well written, illuminating but sorry JD not fun to read, they have me down in the dumps. http://lamorinda.patch.com/articles/lafayette-police-to-patrol-community-park http://lamorinda.patch.com/articles/lafayette-city-council-discusses-fires-in-the-park-downtown-specific-plan
lovelafayette September 21, 2012 at 09:59 PM
@ david holden. The only trolls I know who might pose a problem for RL live under the bridges in the Lafayette Community Park. They used to love playing with the California Red-legged Frogs (an endangered species) but the frogs died off due to chemicals/run off from the sports fields that replaced their seasonal wetland. Still the trolls had an idyllic life, until their party room burned to the ground, and their riparian habitat and creek was polluted by debris dumped in their creek after the fire, cans of solvents, feces, drug and alcohol containers, tires, and furniture. The trolls are considering moving to Ashland Oregon or San Luis Obispo, towns with parks commissioners that respect and cherish their parks and creeks. I will miss the trolls, just as we miss the frogs. http://www.nolafayettebikepark.com/Pages/default.aspx
David Holden September 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I don't eat cereal so I'm afraid I don't have a secret decoder ring that would allow me to understand a word of what you wrote, but, ok. Sure.
lovelafayette September 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM
You expressed concern about anonymous trolls after RL, just reassuring you.
lovelafayette September 24, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Commissioner Lobron: Refer to fire picture above. Please comment on our 2012 summer series of fires in the Lafayette Community Park, including the one yesterday (9/23/12) that burned into the property of Burton Valley Elementary School. What have you done as Parks Commissioner to improve the safety and security of the natural areas of the park? Recommendations going forward?
lovelafayette October 12, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Lobron's facebook page is not meant for dialogue, I posted and within an hour my post was deleted. He deleted his Patch candidate's statement to delete my comment, although a supporter blamed "TROLLS." Lobron has a track record as Commissioner of not respecting the first amendment and disrespecting residents who disagree with PTRC actions. His recent Patch and Facebook strategy should be a warning to us that he intends to follow through if elected to Council. No reason to vote for him, many reasons to JUST SAY NO LOBRON.
Regular Guy October 21, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Robert, what if anything will you do to resist the pressure by MTC, ABAG, and other unelected quasi-governments promoting high-density housing in Lafayette? Will you join other cities fighting them? Will you refuse their money? In all the candidates' websites and statements, I have only found one candidate, Traci Reilly, who even hinted at this crucial issue: "I believe we need to maintain greater local control of that growth and to stand up to outside agencies that are a driving force behind some of the development." I wish we had 3 candidates who would pledge to fight MTA and ABAG to the bitter end, until the state's voters wake up and terminate those unaccountable agencies.
KFrances October 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM
We should not take ABAG/MTC money. Please stop.

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