I am running for Mayor of my Hometown because the status quo is not working.
After eight years of deficits, anemic economic growth and tax scheme after tax scheme, it is time to close one chapter in our history and open a new, brighter one.
It is time to take back our future and create a better Union City for all.
I am a lifelong resident of Union City. At the age of 10, my mother passed away and my grandparents raised my brother and me full time in the Decoto neighborhood.
I graduated from James Logan High School, then went to Chabot College and Cal State Hayward, earning my B.A. in Political Science.
I eventually earned my MBA from Cal State and now work in Finance for a major Healthcare Provider.
I have a fifteen year old daughter that is a sophomore at Logan and plays Water Polo.
I am proud to raise my daughter and two nephews in the same neighborhood that I was raised in. But I fear that they will not have the same opportunities that I had and will not be able to raise their families here. That is why I am running for Mayor!
Measure WW will ensure that essential services such as Fire, Police & Ambulance are maintained. It will also pay for programs for our Seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Financial Crisis is so severe, that not passing Measure WW will cause massive cuts to the City's budget & put us on the brink of BANKRUPTCY.
Allow some retail cannabis in shopping districts.
Streamline Planing Process for Residential and Business Remodels, Additions and Expansions.
Before COVID-19, the Sports Center was running a $500,000 a year deficit. Here are two ideas to get us to break even, or make a slight profit:
Pre-COVID, while our neighboring cities brought in companies like Tesla, Facebook, Amazon and Thermo-Fisher, we brought in Ross and The Burlington Coat Factory retail stores.
This audit was presented in April 2019. It had cost cutting measures and processes that needed to be implemented in order to bring in more revenue. This audit has been sitting on a shelf for almost 18 months. It is now time to implement it.
I have laid out my plan to get us to Fiscal Stability. Now ask yourself, where is the Mayor's plan?
Why does she feel that she deserves four more years, when she has had eight to fix this?
What will she do different in the next four years that she did not already try in the last eight?
Besides raising taxes again, what is her plan to get us to Fiscal Stability and avoid Insolvency and/or Bankruptcy?
These are questions that you have to answer for yourself when deciding who will be our next Mayor. I hope I have laid out a common sense plan and I hope I have earned your vote.
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Before being elected to the City Council, I was a member of the Human Relations Commission for Union City & on the Board of Centro de Servicios. I am also on the Board of Directors for Tirburcio Vasquez Health Center. I am also a Member of the Community Emergency Response Team.
Being a Single Father & lifelong resident of Union City, I know the challenges we face here when it comes to City Services, Traffic, Crime and Schools. I will work hard to make Union City a great place to live and raise our children.
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August 24, 2020 in-depth interview with FremontNow! A group of local college students working to get young adults involved in the political process. (46 mins)
May 7, 2020 KPIX Channel 5 article regarding Governor Newsom debating whether to give Nursing Homes immunity from Civil Litigation during the COVID-19 Emergency.
East Bay Citizen Article
August 30, 2019 story in the East Bay Times about the City trying to control our recycling costs from skyrocketing.
May 23, 2019 article in the East Bay Times regarding the Teachers Strike.
I was interviewed for this article and quoted widely. I am very proud of this work!
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/06/29/new-union-city-entry-signs-display-compassionate-city-status/ Election 2018 in Union City City Council in Union City Patino for City Council 2018 in Union City
KTVU Channel 2 interview marking the 200,000th COVID death. September 22, 2020.
The evening my Grandma Emma passed away. I share this because people are still in denial about COVID. It is real. It is deadly! KGO 7 News. April 13, 2020.
When COVID hit home for our family. NBC Bay Area. April 11, 2020.
This was one of the hardest days in our City's history. So young. Such a tragedy. KTVU. November 25, 2019.
Here is a video of the OLR Festival. OLR is my home parish.
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