October 5, 2014
PD Editorial: Curtis Byrd, Chris Coursey, Ashle Crocker for Santa Rosa council
Byrd, the grandson of activists Alice and Gilbert Gray, founders of the local branch of the NAACP, has deep roots in the community. He also has a deep understanding of the workings of City Hall, having been on the Planning Commission for four years. Prior to that he served on the Mayor’s Gang Task Force Policy Team and the Community Advisory Board. Byrd has proven himself to be a steady, forward-thinking leader, ready to put the needs of the community ahead of any special interests or ideology. As a west Santa Rosa resident, he also fills
a community need for greater representation on the City Council from those living west of Highway 101. Voters rejected district elections on the premise that Santa Rosa could achieve broader geographic representation
without resorting to parochial politics. Now’s the chance to prove it — by electing Byrd.
September 30, 2014
We need less conflict, and greater cooperation on the Santa Rosa City Council. Our community needs a peacemaker, and problem solver.
The life-long lessons learned from Little League, Cub and Boy scouts, my high school and college education, competing on a National Track and Field team, business experience with small and large companies and serving on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission apply to my qualifications for serving on the Santa Rosa City Council.
As a native Santa Rosan those intentions encompass preparation, practice, and performance.
Preparation means study the rules and understand the culture of the community in its historical and institutional framework.
Practice means individually, and as a team member, through continued development of my skills, with belief in the highest values and intent to serve.
Performance means to perform to the best and highest within me and to make a meaningful difference for the team (community).
Along the way, the most important lessons were learned within family, particularly Grandpa Gilbert Gray who took us to Sunday school and taught us about giving, sharing, service, and excellence.
Join with neighborhood leaders, clergy, seniors, Santa Rosa teachers, Sonoma County Democratic Party, friends, family and numerous elected officials, in supporting an experienced leader with A Fresh Vision of Leadership!
Together we can Make a Difference!
November 5, 2013
Emotions run high as supervisors discuss Andy Lopez shooting
Sonoma County Board Of Supervisors Address Lopez Shooting
“The citizens of Sonoma County and now the world are watching to see if our local public officials take a stand for accountability, transparency, (and restoring) the public trust,” said Curtis Byrd, a Santa Rosa planning commissioner and city council candidate who comes from a family long active in civil rights issues.
September 5, 2013
Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner Curtis Byrd Announces City Council Campaign
“I am prepared to make tough budget decisions to create sustainable jobs, improve our roads, green up our parks, provide clean power to ratepayers, advocate for affordable housing and clean up code violations,” Byrd said in a statement."
April 8, 2013
PG&E says it has plan for polluted site on Santa Rosa creek
January 28, 2013
Curtis Byrd Press Democrat Top Pick to fill City Council Vacancy
"Based on our own interviews with many of the candidates, as well as our evaluations of all the applicants, their packets and their interviews before the City Council on Monday, we believe the City Council had a number of excellent Westside applicants from which to choose, the top being Curtis Byrd . . “