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D8 Team

Patrick McGarrity, District 8 Chief of Staff
Patrick McGarrity - Chief of staff

 In addition to managing staff and the office, Patrick assists with communications and advises on issues including land use, utilities, public works, and economic development. Patrick grew up in Washington State and graduated from Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN. He is an avid bicyclist and public transit user. You can contact Patrick at or 408-535-4969.


Alicia Fazal - District 8 Executive Assistant

Contact: or 408-535-4908
Duties: Scheduling for Councilmember Arenas, Event Support, Office Management

Monica Rodriguez - Council Community Relations Director

Contact: or 408-535-4968
Neighborhoods: Overfelt/Welch Park; Meadowfair; Leyva; Brahms/Edgeview; Pleasant Hills; Ocala, Groesbeck
Policy Areas: Neighborhood Services & Education Committee; Housing; Project Hope; Library & Early Education Commission, Youth Commission

Nancy Le - Council Legislative & Policy Analyst

Contact: or 408-535-4964
Neighborhoods: Centerwood; Creekside/Cadwallader; Brigadoon; The Villages; Meadowlands; Silver Estates; Heritage Oaks Estates; Silver Creek; Bel Aire-Hillstone
Policy Areas: Public Safety, Finance, and Strategic Support Committee; Intergovernmental Relations; Rules & Open Government Committee (Rules)


Neighborhoods: Overfelt/Welch Park; Meadowfair; Leyva
Policy Areas: Community Outreach; Youth Commission; Project Hope; Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force


Victoria Lam - Council Assistant

Contact: or 408-535-4966
Neighborhoods: Hidden Glen; Norwood; Thompson Creek; Millbrook, Murillo, Fowler, Chaboya, Silverland, Quimby,
Policy Areas: Transportation & Environment Committee