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City Council —Alameda City CouncilNovember 8, 2016 —California General Election

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November 8, 2016 —California General Election

Alameda City CouncilCity Council

Election Results

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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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Educator/Attorney
13,856 votes (24.31%)Winning
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  • Alleviate traffic with real solutions including expanding ferry and bus service, and exploring options for an island-wide shuttle and a West End bridge.
  • Decrease displacement of long-time residents and increase available housing options for Alamedans at all income levels.
  • Maintain accessibility and proactively engage with the public to ensure public input is included in Council decisions.
Profession:Adjunct Professor at Mills College Lokey School of Business &Public Policy & a labor and employment attorney
Attorney, Teamster Local 856 (2014–current)
Adjunct Professor, Mills College Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy (2015–current)
Chair, City of Alameda Historical Advisory Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Alameda Family Services — Appointed position (2015–current)
Founding member, Dumaguete Sister Cities — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Spectrum Community Services — Appointed position (2016–current)
Member, Alameda Family Services League — Appointed position (2014–current)
Santa Clara University Juris Doctorate , Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law (2011)
Wellesley College Bachelor of Arts, Architecture & Political Science (2006)
Co-Chair, Annual Alameda Family Services Holiday Home Tour Tea, Alameda Family Services League (2014–current)
Committee Member, Alameda Philippine Independance Day Committee (2013–current)

Born in Alameda Hospital, Malia returned to Alameda as a young professional after finishing law school at Santa Clara University, where she earned a special certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law.

Since 2013, Malia has served as a member and the Chair of the Historical Advisory Board (HAB), ensuring that the City’s commitment to the preservation of its distinctive historical districts and buildings is maintained as we progress and grow. A co-chair of the Annual Holiday Tea with her mother Toni Garlit, Malia has assisted in the annual Holiday Tour benefiting Alameda Children & Family Services for a number of years. Malia also serves on the board of both Alameda Family Services and Spectrum Community Services. She is a member of the Alameda Family Services League, the Alameda Philippine Independence Day Committee, Alameda Sister Cities Association, and a founding member of the Dumaguete Sister Cities Committee. 

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) - District Council 16
  • Libby Schaaf
  • Matt Haney, President, San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
  • Jane Kim, San Francisco Board Supervisor, District 6
  • Jesse Arreguín, Berkeley City Council Member
  • Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council Member
  • Ray Buenaventura, Daly City City Council Member
  • Wendy Bloom, R.N., Elected E-Board Member & Delegate, California Democratic Party, Assembly District 15
  • Deborah Cox, San Leandro City Council Member
  • Mark Williams, AC Transit Board Director, Ward 4
  • Solana Henneberry, President, Alameda Unified Board of Education
  • Benny Lee, San Leandro City Council Member
  • Jim Prola, San Leandro City Council Member
  • Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito City Council Member
  • Tony Thurmond, California State Assembly Member (AD-15)
  • Nate Miley, Alameda County Board Supervisor, District 4
  • Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Member
  • Rob Bonta, California State Assembly Member (AD-18) & Alameda Resident
  • Dianne Martinez
  • Jim Navarro, Union City City Council Member
  • Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator (SD-10)
  • Betty T. Yee, California State Controller & Alameda Resident
  • Fiona Ma, California State Board of Equalization Member, District 2
  • Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board Supervisor, District 3 & Alameda Resident
  • Jim Oddie, Alameda City Council Member
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 483
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555
  • Carpenters Local 713
  • Operating Engineers Local 3
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595
  • Alameda Police Officers Association
  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Alameda Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 689
  • Alameda County Building Trades Council
  • The East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • The East Bay Young Democrats
  • Laborer's International Union of North American Workers
  • Sierra Club
  • City of Alameda Democratic Club
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • California Democratic Party
  • California Nurses' Association
  • Mark Sorensen, Executive Director, Alameda Chamber of Commerce
  • Johan Klehs, President, Johan Klehs & Company, Inc., former California State Assembly Member (AD-14, AD-18), & former Sa
  • Gordon Galvan, President, Board of Directors, Davis Street Family Resource Center
  • Aria Dominguez
  • Kathleen “Kathie” C. Woulfe, Alameda Education Foundation Board Member
  • Teresita “Tita” Valeriano, Filipino Community Leader & Pastor
  • Sandré Swanson, former California State Assembly Member (AD-16)
  • Nancy Skinner, former California State Assembly Member (AD-14, AD-15), former East Bay Regional Park Board Director, & f
  • Claire Sharifi, librarian
  • John Piziali, Alameda Historical Advisory Board Member
  • Dennis Owens, Chair, Historical Advisory Board Member
  • Kathy Moehring, Director of Community Affairs & Education, AEC Living
  • David Mitchell, Alameda Planning Board Member
  • Heather Little, M.Ed, Operations Lead, First 5 Association of California
  • Phong La, former Chair, California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs
  • Audrey Hyman, Member, Social Services Human Relations Board & Alameda Teacher
  • Philip Hu, Board Member, Alameda Unified Board of Education
  • Angela Hockabout, founder, Alameda Renters Coalition
  • Mike Henneberry, Communications & Political Director, UFCW Local 5
  • Jordana Hemberg, Research Associate & Alameda Resident
  • Gray Harris, Board Member, Alameda Unified Board of Education
  • Marty Frates, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Locals 70
  • April Frates
  • Maria Dominguez, program manager
  • Nick Cabral
  • Christopher Burrows, technical artist
  • Mialisa Bonta
  • Doug Biggs, Executive Director, Alameda Point Collaborative (for identification purposes)
  • Justin & Krystel Archer
  • Becca Perata, founder, Vox Populi PR
  • John Knox White, President, City of Alameda Planning Board
  • Vicky Smith, West End Community Leader & activist
  • Marie Gilmore, former Mayor of Alameda
  • David Burton, Alameda Planning Board Member

My priorities

Summary

We need city hall to get back to the basics.  I promise to be accessible and proactive in engaging with the community.

Repair our streets and sidewalks citywide and continue work to alleviate traffic including: adding a bike/pedestrian bridge to Oakland on the West End, expanding our ferry service, extending AC Transit buses to all ferry terminals, and increasing collaboration amongst all transit agencies to ensure public transit meet our needs.


Decrease displacement of long-time residents and increase available housing options for Alamedans at all income levels.


Open and transparent decision-making that involves everyone in the community.


• Preserve our island charm and keep our
neighborhoods distinct and diverse and help
businesses thrive with improved neighborhood
shopping areas.


• Maintain our parks, restore our shoreline and build
planned parks at Alameda Point, and continue
our collaboration with East Bay Regional Parks to
improve existing parks and wildlife habitats.

Councilmember/Attorney/Arbitrator
12,474 votes (21.89%)Winning
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  • Achieving a viable budget that ensures Alameda's long-term financial stability; stimulating economic growth by creating jobs & housing opportunities, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce housing.
  • Addressing traffic congestion and improving our environment by expanding public transit options and bicycle infrastructure.
  • Maintaining the quality of life that makes Alameda a vibrant, livable city - good schools, safe neighborhoods, great recreational opportunities.
Profession:City Council Member/Arbitrator/Attorney
Member, Alameda City Council — Elected position (2012–current)
Member, City of Alameda Planning Board — Appointed position (2006–2012)
President, City of Alameda Planning Board — Appointed position (2009–2011)
Director, Alameda Hospital/Alameda Health Care District — Appointed position (2000–2006)
Member, City of Alameda Economic Development Commission — Appointed position (2005–2006)
Santa Clara University Law School J.D. (1982)
U.C. Davis B.S., human development (1975)
  • Alameda Magazine
  • East Bay Express
  • Bay Area News Group (Alameda Journal, East Bay Times - formerly the Oakland Tribune)
  • Former Chair City of Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Jonathan Bair
  • East Bay Regional Parks District Board Member Doug Siden
  • EBMUD Director Doug Linney
  • BART Director Rebecca Saltzman
  • BART Director Robert Raburn
  • AC Transit Board Vice President Elsa Ortiz
  • AC Transit Board President Chris Peeples
  • Deputy Mayor, City of San Mateo David Lim
  • San Leandro City Council Member Jim Prola
  • San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter
  • Oakland City Council Member Dan Kalb
  • Oakland City Council Member and Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney
  • Board Chair Girls Inc of the Island City, Member and Past President City of Alameda Library Commission Catherine Atkin
  • Former Alameda Economic Development Commissioner Michael Schmitz
  • Former Alameda Commission on Disability Issues Member Leslie Krongold
  • Former Alameda Commission on Disability Issues Chair Audrey Lord-Hausman
  • Alameda Transportation Commission Member Christopher Miley
  • Former Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board Vice President Henry Villareal
  • Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board Member Mark Sorensen-Squire
  • Alameda Housing Authority Board of Directors Chair Art Kurrasch
  • Alameda Civil Service Board Member Troy Hosmer
  • Former AUSD Board Member Margie Sherratt
  • Former AUSD Board Member Ron Mooney
  • Former AUSD Board Member Bill Garvine
  • AUSD Board Member Gray Harris
  • AUSD Board President Solana Henneberry
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Rebecca Kohlstrand
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Mike Henneberry
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Anne Cook
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Dania R. Alvarez
  • Alameda Planning Board Member David Mitchell
  • Alameda Planning Board Member David Burton
  • Alameda Planning Board Member David Burton
  • Alameda Planning Board President John Knox White
  • Former Alameda Mayor Bill Withrow
  • Former Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson
  • Alameda City Council Member Jim Oddie
  • Former Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker
  • Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle
  • Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
  • Former State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
  • State Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Alameda Police Officers Association
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5
  • UA Local 342 Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • Teamsters Joint Council No. 7
  • Operating Engineers Local 3, District 20
  • Carpenters Local Union 713
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Alameda Labor Counci
  • Alameda Firefighters Local 689
Urban Planner/Councilmember
11,408 votes (20.02%)
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  • Alamedans are rightfully frustrated with the level of congestion on our roads and in the tube. If re-elected, my top priority will be to get the long-stalled "Broadway-Jackson" project back on track, so as to improve traffic flow out of the tube.
  • As part of the effort to get the long-stalled "Broadway-Jackson" back on track, introduce a soft-moratorium of major residential development projects, meaning we don't move forward until credible movement on "Broadway-Jackson" occurs first.
  • We are in the midst of a rent crisis, and with the March 2016 ordinance that Measure L1 would affirm, we have stopped excessive rent increases. Let's implement programs that help renters become first-time home-owners as well.
Profession:I am a Senior Associate\Urban Planner with an economic development consulting company based in Walnut Creek.

I am 50 years old and, for much of those years, I have had the pleasure of residing in Alameda.  I grew up in the City of Alameda, in the part of town we call the "West End," in a neighborhood right next to the now closed military base.  

As a West Ender, I attended Paden Elementary, Chipman Middle School, and Encinal High.  I even served as Senior Class and School President of Encinal High School.  As EHS' school president in Spring 1984, I made sure our school leadership worked with a fellow student in bringing the first jet to Encinal High School -- so I've been contributing to our community for many years, even prior to my invovlement in local government.

Prior to serving on Council, I served on what was then called the Alameda Re-use and Redevelopment Authority (which oversaw the naval base closure process).  I also served on Alameda's Economic Development Commission, and the City of Alameda's Fiscal Sustainability Committee, as well as Caltran's District 4 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee.  So, I have had the breadth of experience that prepared me well to serve as a councilmember.

Among many issues facing local residents, in the past four years I've focused on transit and traffic-related matters, sponsoring an effort to plan Alameda's transit services from new development in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.  I've also focused on economic development, particularly looking at ways to leverage local assets in an effort to improve the city's ability to attract visitors, including business travelers, persons from outside visiting family and friends in Alameda, and tourists. Over the past four years, I am very proud to have held regular in-person office hours at local coffee shops and the Alameda Farmers' Market.

Other items that have aided me in serving on City Council: I have a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, where I also earned my Bachelor's degree in US History.  I am a Senior Associate\Urban Planner with an economic development consulting company in Walnut Creek called Applied Development Economics.  

For more information, please go to my website at http://www.daysog.com .

Email tony_daysog@alum.berkeley.edu
Businesswoman/Parent
10,442 votes (18.32%)
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  • Responsible Growth: slow market rate, residential development, focus on Alameda's requirements to bring affordable housing to Alameda; accelerate efforts to bring commercial development to Alameda so residents can live and work in Alameda.
  • Execute fiscally responsible, prefessionally engineerd, comprehensive solutions to traffic and congestion.
  • Fiscal Transparency: make financial decisions that allocate budget dollars for the greater Alameda: parks, seniors, youth, infrastructure and more.
Profession:Sales Executive
Sales Executive, Oracle (1997–current)
University of California, San Diego BA, Urban Studies and Planning (current)
Vice President, Fundraising, Franklin Elementary School PTA, Alameda, CA (2015–2016)
Board Member or Member at Large, Alameda Blossom Garden (2010–2016)
Board of Directors, Clausen House (2004–2013)
Environmental Engineer
8,693 votes (15.25%)
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  • Reduce traffic congestion with improved public transit
  • Provide workforce housing for teachers and new families
  • Maintain high level of public safety services
Profession:Environmental Engineer/former Alameda City Councilmember and Vice-Mayor
Manager of Water Resources Planning, East Bay Municipal Utility District (1992–current)
Councilmember/Vice-Mayor, Alameda City Council — Elected position (2006–2014)
Chair, Alameda County Energy Council — Appointed position (2013–2014)
Boardmember, California League of California Cities — Appointed position (2012–2014)
President, Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors — Elected position (2002–2006)
Chair/Commissioner, Alameda County Plannng Commission — Appointed position (2000–2004)
UC Berkeley/University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration, Public Administration (1996)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Civil Engineering (1994)
Boardmember, Alameda Friends of the Park (2014–current)
President, Alameda County Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus (2013–current)
Past Boardmember, Save San Francisco Bay (2011–2014)
Boardmember, League of California Cities (2012–2014)
Past President, Alameda League of Women Voters (1999–2001)

As a long-time resident of Alameda, Lena has served in leadership positions in the community:

  • Alameda City Council/Vice-Mayor
  • President, Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors
  • President of the Alameda League of Women Voters
  • President, Alameda County Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • Chair, East Bay Asian Voter Education Consortium
  • Executive board, National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Boardmember, Save the Bay
  • Boardmember, Friends of the Park

Lena served on the Alameda City Council from 2006-2014.  In November 2006, she garnered the highest number of votes in that election to become Vice-Mayor.  She was re-elected in November 2010.  During her previous tenure on the City Council, Lena provided leadership on tough issues to improve the quality of life. 

Navigating through the worst economic recession in our generation, she worked with her colleagues to support key city services:

  • maintaining public safety
  • enhancing public library services
  • retaining the Alameda Animal Shelter
  • funding youth sports
  • protecting open space at the Jean Sweeney Park and the Chuck Corica Golf Course
  • preserving protect historic landmarks like the Meyers House

Leveraging funding from the state, she work to create 18 units of affordable housing for the disabled at the Jack Capon Villa, 62 units at Park Alameda and 38 units at Shinsei Gardens.

Lena has also served as Alameda’s representative with the League of California Cities, and was elected to the Executive Board of the East Bay Division and as president of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the League.  She also serves on the Environmental Quality Policy Committee and Water Task of the League.  She was Alameda’s representative on the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Stopwaste.org, and chaired Alameda County’s first Energy Council.

In early 2000, Lena chaired the Alameda County Planning Commission, promoting sustainable land use practices through the Transportation Planning Element, transit-oriented housing and pedestrian/bicycle-friendly communities, and adopted the County’s Housing Element.

Lena is a licensed civil engineer in California and manages the water and power resources for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), engaging in collaborative negotiations with other utility agencies and statewide organizations.  Lena represents EBMUD in several policy areas within the county, state and federal jurisdictions.  

 

Lena was recognized by the California State Legislature as “Woman of the Year” for the 16th Assembly District in 2005 for her service and leadership in the community. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil/environmental engineering and a Masters degree in public administration. 

  • Dr. Hal Gin, Chabot Los-Positas College Board of Trustees
  • Alameda County Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • Betty Yee, California State Controller
  • Barbara Kahn, Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Bill Delaney, Friends of the Park Foundation President
  • John Chiang, California State Treasurer
  • Fiona Ma, Chair, Board of Equalization
  • Marie Gilmore, former Alameda Mayor
  • Benny Lee, San Leandro City Councilmember
  • Suzanne Chan, Fremont City Councilmember
  • Bill Withrow, Peralta Community College Board of Trustees
  • Stewart Chen, Former Alameda City Councilmember
  • Jim Meyers, Alameda Health Care District
  • Dr. Robert Deutsch, Alameda Health Care District, President
  • Honora Murphy, Friends of the Library
  • Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Alice Lai-Bitker, former Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Evan Low, California State Assembly
  • Kansen Chu, California State Assembly

As the former president of the Alameda League of Women Voters and Alameda Healthcare District Board of Directors, Lena vigorously advocated for open and accessible government to insure that all voices in our community are heard in protecting community services.  Lena led by bringing the community together. In partnership with environmental, business, and community service groups, she advanced healthy, environmentally-friendly well-planned growth that is economically sustainable for Alameda. 

 

 

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