David Terrazas has worked successfully with Santa Cruz residents, neighbors and community groups to promote a place built on environmentally and economically sustainable principles.
As a city commissioner for more than ten years, David has worked to protect and preserve our environment and support sensible solutions in local government. He is a former chair of the City Public Works Commission. He served on the Green Energy work group and implemented programs to increase recycling programs, limit storm water discharge and to build new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
David served as the chair of the City Transportation Commission. He worked to support alternative transportation programs and to increase opportunities for residents to voice their priorities regarding city programs and services.
Working with neighbors and local business owners, David was the first city resident to leverage a public grant fund to reclaim a blighted portion of the city and create a public art mural. He helped develop a public safety community resource that has been distributed in neighborhoods throughout the city. It helps residents work cooperatively with the city to address their needs.
David is a co-founder of a neighborhood association and a father’s group, both of which work to strengthen opportunities for families and young children living here.
David attended public schools, graduated from California State University San Jose and earned an MBA and a law degree from Santa Clara University, while taking classes at night and working full-time during the day. He is a member of the California Bar Association.
Currently, David works as a manager for transportation agency and is the board vice-chair of the environmental advocacy group Save Our Shores.