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Mayor Greg Scharff

Mayor Greg Scharff President City of Palo Alto


Greg Scharff was elected to the Palo Alto City Council in 2009 and first served as Mayor of Palo Alto in 2013 and now again in 2017. Council Member Scharff serves on several regional bodies involving utilities, green energy and the environment. He is a Commissioner for the Northern California Power Authority and a Commissioner for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. He has shown his commitment to fiscal responsibility and the environment having taken the lead in promoting a commitment to a carbon neutral electric portfolio with electric rates 25% lower than the private sector. He has also shown a strong commitment to solar energy and electric vehicle infrastructure in Palo Alto and is the proud owner of a Tesla Model S, an all-electric vehicle. A summa cum laude graduate in economics from Bowdoin College, Council Member Scharff received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City.