Costs: Work with staff so they understand the financial bottom line. At the same time, talk about cost effective ways to help staff. Create incentives for those who look for different routes.
unanimously imposed the pay cut in February.
This will Ralph Farias Jr.'s third run for council, having lost in 2008 and 2012. Rounding out the race will be newcomer Phillip Gallegos.
year. The city has been praised for the upgrades on north Foothill and south Mission, where sidewalks were widened, landscaping took place, medians were added, utility lines were put underground, roads were repaved, and new traffic signals and streetlights were installed. But the project's one way multilane traffic loop through downtown has been blasted as encouraging commuters to speed through the city, hurting merchants and making it unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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Unfunded: Facilitate dialogue with city workers to develop a collaborative solution to liabilities. Use models that have addressed these issues.
Biggest challenge: Seeing a strong vision for our future. Need an economy that relies on creativity, entrepreneurship, team based approaches to problem solving, as well as the housing and entertainment young families seek.
Other candidates with political experience include city planning commissioners Rodney Loche and Sara Lamnin, former planning commissioner Julie McKillop and former AC Transit board members Ryan "Rocky" Fernandez.
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six challengers seek two City Council spots
Unfunded: Grow economic base. Use data driven approach to plan transportation and resources, freeing up money in budget. Work with employees to find paths to funding liabilities while advocating for more cost effective health, retirement plans.
loop safety issues, improve signs throughout city. Partner with Cal State East Bay to create student and faculty friendly businesses and housing on Mission corridor and downtown. Incentives for new employers.
Police are frequently called to disturbances at the Green Shutter residential hotel downtown, which has been a city headache for years.
While Hayward is starting to recover from the recession, many buildings downtown and along south Mission Boulevard remain empty. The city has a reputation as being unfriendly to business, with some pointing to the council's recent rejection of a plan to convert the long closed Mervyn's headquarters building into a mix of housing and stores as further evidence of that. The process dragged on for two years, with the developer changing the project several times to address concerns of neighbors and the city before the council turned it down on a 4 3 vote.
Councilman Marvin Peixoto is seeking re election, and the second spot is open, with Councilman Mark Salinas giving up his seat to run for mayor.
HAYWARD An incumbent and six challengers are running for two City Council seats in the June 3 election.
Contact Rebecca Parr at 510 293 2473.
Whoever is elected faces difficult challenges. Hayward's deficit is growing, and its employee benefit costs are rising. To help rein in those costs, the city sought a 17 percent reduction in its workers' total compensation, including wages and benefits. Some unions agreed, but the city reached an impasse with SEIU Local 1021, which represents clerical and maintenance workers. Over workers' opposition, the council Tracksuit Nike Kids
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