City Council Candidate Forum

Published On October 25, 2011 | By Rob Arias | News & Commentary, Politics

The Berkeley-Albany-Emeryville Chapter of the League of Women Voters will be holding a candidate forum on Wednesday, October 26th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. at Old Town Hall, City Council Chambers, 1333 Park Avenue. The forum will be cablecast on ETV, Channel 27 and will be rebroadcast as will be announced on ETV’s community calendar.
UPDATE: A Stream of the Candidates forum has been made available on the City of Emeryville Website. WATCH »

The Emeryville General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. There are five candidates, including three incumbents, vying for three City Council seats. The new City Council terms will be for four years, ending in November 2015.

THE CANDIDATES:

(Names link to their website)

Nora Davis

(6 term Incumbent & current Mayor of Emeryville)
PRIORITIES:
• Keep Our Budget Balanced to Maintain and Improve Our Essential City Services
• Improve Transportation Services and Reduce Traffic Congestion, Uphold Emeryville’s Commitment to Achieving Excellence in Education
• Improve the Quality of Life for Emeryville’s Families and Seniors, Make Emeryville a Local Leader in the Fight Against Global Warming

Ruth Atkin

(3 term Incumbent)
PRIORITIES:
• Continue work to make Emeryville more pedestrian and bike friendly
• Create more family-friendly housing, Reduce traffic, and Support our small, locally owned businesses
• Continue to work with the local schools on partnerships that benefit all of Emeryville

 

 

Ken Bukowski

(5 term Incumbent)
PRIORITIES:
• Seek to empower Emeryville Residents with Items listed on a Voter Petition
• Maintain our excellent Police & Fire Services and Eliminate Red Light Traffic Enforcement Cameras
• Accomplishing FREE wireless Internet Service for Emeryville Residents

 

 

William Michael Webber

(Challenger/Attorney)

PRIORITIES:
• Keep public services (fire, police) in Emeryville, NOT “outsourced”.
• Keep Anna Yates Elementary open, not combined with high school!
• Restore the public trust in Emeryville government.
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Jacqueline Asher

(Challenger/Educator)
PRIORITIES:
• Implement family-friendly policies
• Improve communication with residents
• Preserve the safety and security of our residents
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More can be read about each candidates’ biography and political philosophies at smartvoter.org »

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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