Elected to City Council: November 2012 and November 2016
Term Expires: November 2020
Councilmember Karla Brown was elected to a four-year term to serve on the Pleasanton City Council in November, 2012. Councilmember Brown brings a substantial background of professional and community involvement to her position including as a leader of the “Save Pleasanton's Hills and Housing Cap” ballot Measure PP, which was passed by a majority of voters in November 2008. In addition, she also served as a co-chair of the successful ballot referendum to block a controversial ridge-top housing project called Oak Grove in June 2010.
Councilmember Brown currently serves on multiple city and regional subcommittees including: the Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority, Pleasanton Audit Committee, Civic Center/Library Facilities Committee, Fair Liaison Committee, Livermore Liaison Committee, Waste & Recycling Committee, the East Bay Regional Park District Liaison Committee, Zone 7 Water Liaison Committee, and the Dublin San Ramon Services District Liaison Committee.
Councilmember Brown has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from San Jose State University, and has held a Real Estate Broker’s license since 2007. She earned both a Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) Designation and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation in 2005. She has held many leadership roles in her industry, included serving as the President of the local chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors in 2010.
Councilmember Brown has worked as an Associate Broker/Real Estate Agent since 2002. Prior to that, she spent ten years as a Global Account Manager traveling internationally for a semiconductor equipment firm in the Silicon Valley.
When not working, biking, hiking, playing tennis or spending time with her family, Councilmember Brown was a coach for RAGE youth soccer, volunteered at Pleasanton schools, for the Valley Humane Society and other non-profit organizations.