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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Council Forum Quote Sheet

A compendium of notes and quotes from the candidates forum Sept. 8 for San Leandro city council:

DISTRICT 1
DAVID ANDERSON

  • Says businesses oppose Measure Z; in favor, but does not favor 7 year clause.
  • Would support raising taxes, attracting Silicon Valley companies, marijuana farm
MICHAEL GREGORY
  • Asked what does oath mean to you? Gregory says he carries around the Constitution, shows it to audience.
  • On Marina: "We have a plan." then said "We need a comprehensive plan."
  • On stores: "We have a lot of storefronts." If walkability to downtown is built, "I think more businesses will come."
  • Would also reduce traffic congestion downtown.
  • Says public safety makes up 60-62% of budget; those groups need to help city.
DISTRICT 5
PAULINE CUTTER
  • Referring to the school board: "We handle our money well."
  • "We should spend what we're bringing in and not continue using our reserves."
  • Called for more youth programs.
  • On Marina: "It has to be developed." "Residents have said they want restaurants and open green space there."
  • "Bayfair has a reputation for not being safe."
  • Called for transit spokes sprouting out from main E. 14th Street lines into neighborhoods.
CORINA LOPEZ
  • "I come from a poor, working class family. I was the first to attend college in my family."
  • ""If we have business thriving, we're thriving overall."
  • Supports sales tax measure. Says it "softens the blow."
  • Says her father is retired, on social security and with a pension. "It's not enough."

3 comments :

All boring and banal quotes. Ho hum.
Manuel

Anderson: Pro Z and Prop 19.
Gregory: Cut services, pro Marina.
Edge: Gregory.

Cutter: Pro Marina.
Lopez: Pro Z.
Edge Lopez. No one should vote for anyone who was responsible for the lousy scores of the students in San Leandro.

Mel

Good capping on the Cutter-Lopez race Mel. I'd rather go with the unknown rather than the known failure. Lopez may just stumble onto something, while we know Cutter will remain lost in the woods.
Manuel

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