agreed to participate in our new "Ask Your Councilmember" column, following in the wake of . We're introducing you to your new councilwoman with some short and fun questions.
Then, it's your turn to ask her the questions YOU want answered in the comments section below. She's said she'll respond to those she can in the comments.
Please keep your questions relevant and courteous -- and, of course, they must comply with our regular standards of commenting.
When did you move to San Anselmo? Why?
My husband Chris and I moved to San Anselmo in 1990. Being raised in Marin, I always knew that I wanted to raise my family here and when a business opportunity came up for us to move back to Marin from Southern California we jumped on it. Finding a home in San Anselmo was just icing on a very lucky cake!
What's your favorite restaurant in Marin?
That really depends on my mood. One of my very favorites is right in San Anselmo. We started going to when our children were very young and to this day it's seldom that I miss a Friday morning with my girlfriends. We loved Riccardo's and were very sad when that closed, but have filled that gap with , and . Outside of San Anselmo, I'd have to say Servino's in Tiburon.
What did you study in college? What do you do now?
I studied Political Science and Communications in college. I had planned to become an attorney, but discovered once I was in law school that the law is very "gray." I prefer the black and white (it either balances or it doesn't balance) of my current profession as the Chief Financial Officer of our business.
What did you do for New Year's?
I went with some friends to 330 Bistro in San Anselmo and had a great dinner.
What's the one biggest thing you want to work on on the council?
I would like to keep San Anselmo as a family friendly town that is fiscally and environmentally responsible.
OK, it's your turn. What do you want to ask Lopin?