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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City Council — City of Dublin

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About this office

Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
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Candidates

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Arun Goel

Engineer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Resolve Traffic Congestion on our Streets - Provide...
  2. Slowing Current Housing Growth & Supporting Our Infrastructure...
  3. Partnering With Our Schools, Ensuring our Children’s...
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Melissa Hernandez Strah

Financial Administrator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Keep our neighborhoods safe with fast response times...
  2. Ensure fiscal responsibility with a balanced budget...
  3. Preserve our open space with slow growth policies,...
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Doreen Wehrenberg

Manager for Health Care Organization...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Uphold a high level of Public Safety: Increase police...
  2. Maintain and enhance Economic development. Create...
  3. Continue promoting a high quality of life with Parks,...
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Mona Lisa Ballesteros

Administrative Technician - Dublin...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Growth: Control and have restraint for further residential...
  2. Infrastructure: 1. Schools-constant communication...
  3. Public Finances & Economic Development: Crucial to...
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Engineer
8,928 votes (30.46%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Resolve Traffic Congestion on our Streets - Provide solutions to resolve traffic congestion issues using technical expertise
  • Slowing Current Housing Growth & Supporting Our Infrastructure - Providing strategic planning to address housing growth that’s outpaced our infrastructure.
  • Partnering With Our Schools, Ensuring our Children’s Future - Working with our School District to address challenges of growth and effects on schools.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Engineer

Biography

As an Engineer that understands traffic concerns, excessive housing growth, the need for critical infrastructure, and transparency to insure a well-designed city, I am committed to seeing the Vision of the Community become a reality.  Embracing critical partnerships with decision-makers will be essential - which I am committed to foster, together WE can insure the future of the great City of Dublin.

If elected, my focus will be on transportation infrastructure using my industry expertise.  Guiding the development of retail and commercial infrastructure to bring revenue and jobs for the city.  With a key commitment to reduce housing growth, to align with the infrastructure capacity. 

My experience spans with an education in Civil Engineering (Transportation and Construction Management), delivering significant and crucial public infrastructure throughout the nation.  In-depth understanding and experience of the governmental budget processes, delivering cost effective projects under budget - with efficiency and transparency.

I will unite and establish a sustainable, healthy, environmentally friendly city which we can all be proud of for generations to come.  Feel free to contact me at 510-673-0482 or agoel@arungoel.net.  For more information visit www.ElectArunGoel.com.  

I humbly request your support.  

Candidate Contact Info

Email agoel@arungoel.net
Financial Administrator
7,950 votes (27.12%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keep our neighborhoods safe with fast response times from our Police and Fire departments.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility with a balanced budget that uses our tax dollars wisely.
  • Preserve our open space with slow growth policies, expand and maintain our great parks and recreation facilities.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Financial Administrator
Chair Human Service Commission, Dublin Human Services Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Alameda County Fire Fighters Local 55
  • Alameda County Deputy Sheriff's Association

Elected Officials (2)

  • Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern
  • Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty

Candidate Contact Info

Email melissastrah@gmail.com
Appointed Incumbent
6,323 votes (21.57%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Uphold a high level of Public Safety: Increase police and fire as our population grows
  • Maintain and enhance Economic development. Create a downtown Dublin that will strengthen our identity and aesthetic appeal of the downtown
  • Continue promoting a high quality of life with Parks, Open Space, Schools and Sustainable City

Experience

Experience

Profession:Manager for Health Care Organization that manages large construction projects from planning, design and construction.
Manager, Kaiser Permanente (1991–current)
City Council, Dublin City Council — Appointed position (2015–current)

Education

St. Mary's College of Orinda Bachelor of Arts, Management (current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (6)

  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Alameda County Firefighters, Local 55
  • Operating Engineers Local Union #3
  • United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW
  • BayEast Association of Realtors
  • Lincoln Club of Northern California

Elected Officials (5)

  • Senator Steve Glazer
  • Councilmember Don Biddle
  • Councilmember Kevin Hart
  • District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
  • Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

Candidate Contact Info

Email DoreenforDublin@gmail.com
Administrative Technician
6,016 votes (20.52%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Growth: Control and have restraint for further residential growth
  • Infrastructure: 1. Schools-constant communication & collaboration, 2. Traffic & Public Transit-Coordinate effort with Tri-Valley agencies, 3. Public Services-Adequately increase police & fire services to match needs of our growing community
  • Public Finances & Economic Development: Crucial to maintain fiscal stability and advocate for thriving economic development which plays a key vital role

Experience

Experience

Profession:Administrative Technician - Dublin San Ramon Services District
Chair, City of Dublin Parks & Community Services Commission — Appointed position (2012–2016)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (4)

  • D.L. (Pat) Howard - President DSRSD
  • Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold - Board member DSRSD
  • Edward Duarte - Board member DSRSD
  • Madelyne (Maddi) Misheloff - Board member DSRSD

Individuals (2)

  • Anthony Tortaro - Commissioner City of Dublin Parks & Community Services
  • Bert Michalczyk - Former General Manager DSRSD

Candidate Contact Info

Email ballesteros.dublin2016@gmail.com

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