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Dev Gandhi posted a discussion

Dev Gandhi - Candidate for East Bay Regional Park District Director

Dear Friends, I am running for Director of East Bay Regional Park District. I want to bring my vision and fresh ideas to this position. The East Bay Regional Park District collects $156 million in tax revenue every year. We as taxpayers have every right to know where and how our tax money is used. I bring a new perspective to this position. I will bring accountability and transparency to the Directors' office. Please support me by giving your valuable vote on November 4th, 2014. Also please…See More
Thursday
bbox231 replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"I think we'd all agree that the debt option should be invoked only for infrequent non-recurring expenses.   Debt financing as a means to cover operating costs is a slow death.   Once we've accomplished the goal of…"
Oct 9
EW replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Hi Charlotte, I am not opposed to tiered rates as it does incentivize conservation.  They could have made the tiered rates revenue neutral but that is not what they implemented.  Also, as part of the drought surcharge, they raised rates…"
Oct 8
Charlotte Allen replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Eric, Though I am impressed by your postings and will most likely vote for you, I don't agree with you about water rates. I am in favor of tiered rates, which ACWD has in effect as a drought surcharge. The supply of water in California is…"
Oct 8
EW replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Thanks for the response. I think I can easily identify $5M in cuts and the rest may well have to come from delaying long term capital expenditures.  Those can only be identified after discussions with internal staff.  I am willing to go…"
Oct 6
bbox231 replied to bbox231's discussion 2014 City Council Elections
"For those who have not been able to watch the Fremont City Council Candidate Forum(s) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmruyBovesA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_K35VHpLh4 "
Oct 6
bbox231 replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Thanks to Eric for making use of this venue with which to address constituency, Eric.  (Sadly) this action alone would be sufficient to garner my vote - - - but, to add such clarity and critical reasoning as is evidenced in these responses…"
Oct 6
EW replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Thank you Charlotte.   The budget breaks down personnel by departments and the Engineering Dept is allocated 46 employees.  I used that number to calculate the 20% figure.  However, after looking into it more, I didn't realize…"
Sep 29
Charlotte Allen replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Eric, Really excellent answers to my questions! I'm impressed. I didn't realize that engineering staff make up less than 20% of ACWD staff, and that administration and general expenses have increased at almost twice the rate of the cost…"
Sep 29
EW replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Hi Charlotte, Thank you for your interest.   I’ve been an investment fund manager for the last four years and previously did business valuations for an accounting firm for several years prior.  I studied accounting at UCLA and I am…"
Sep 28
Charlotte Allen replied to EW's discussion Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director
"Eric, Glad to see someone interested in the Water District. I've got a couple of questions for you. First, are you currently employed? If so, in what position? And can you give us an idea of your work history just so that we know more about…"
Sep 28
EW posted a discussion

Eric Tsai - Candidate for Alameda County Water District Director

Dear Fremont neighbors,My name is Eric Tsai and I am running for Alameda County Water District (ACWD) Director in the November 4 election because I am concerned about ACWD's constant reliance on raising our water rates to solve its financial problems.Our rates have increased by an average of 8% for each of the last 10 years.  If that wasn't enough, ACWD's financial models project 8% rate increases forever.  The status quo is unacceptable and the current incumbents have failed to prevent…See More
Sep 28
Kathy McDonald posted a discussion

Measure E -- Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meetings start October 1, 2014

As of this week, the COBC has been selected.  I was NOT selected for the committee, but was given an "alternate" position.  I have been invited to attend all the meetings, without the privilege of a vote (unless the chosen representative cannot attend during a required vote).  Yeah?As of last night, the board commenced process for 8 Measure E projects:4 are IT infrastructure4 are new classroom buildingsThe final vote on the projects themselves will happen in November. Last night's agenda item…See More
Sep 25
Charlotte Allen replied to bbox231's discussion 2014 City Council Elections
"I'm pretty sure you're right that trying to endorse this year would be a big challenge for FCN."
Sep 13
bbox231 replied to bbox231's discussion 2014 City Council Elections
"Thanks for those thoughts. Will include them in my consideration of all. On another point i frequently wonder about the opportunity for the FCN to offer endorsements. I'm certain doing so could be challenging to the collective. On the other…"
Sep 13
Charlotte Allen replied to bbox231's discussion 2014 City Council Elections
"Liu's message in the Bulletin was great but I'm not sure she really has a grip on what's going on in Fremont. It's pretty hard to figure out her actual positions on land use issues from her Facebook page, and at the City Council…"
Sep 13
bbox231 replied to bbox231's discussion 2014 City Council Elections
"I'm a big fan of Liu's message but I also dont know more about her than what I've read in this article.   Lorenz, Jones, Bonaccorssi will not get my vote. Generally not a fan of Salwan's activity while he's been on the…"
Sep 11
Jane Bark commented on FCN Admin's page Contact FCN
"I don't see any button to email the whole group.  What should I be doing? "
Sep 9
Jane Bark commented on FCN Admin's page Contact FCN
"How do I get an announcement about the event at the Senior Center on Thursday dealing with oil trains in Fremont sent out to the whole group?"
Sep 9
FCN Admin posted an event

2014 Olive Festival at MISSION--94539

October 4, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
This is one of a lovely public Fremont event that gets little outside acknowledgement.  Set in the olive grove behind the Old Mission, the pastoral setting, low key pace, and great live music all day sets the mood for this laid back party.  Please come out and support this annual festival at the Mission and get a feel for the flavor of old Fremont.  Go to Mission San Jose Chamber for details of bands, vendors and food/drink options.  See you…See More
Sep 8
 
 
 

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2014 City Council Elections 6 Replies

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How soon before we see the next bond? 3 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in City Government & Planning. Last reply by Sarah Morgan Aug 8.

9th Grade Health Textbook

Started by Ann Crosbie in Education & Schools Aug 2.

TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON MEASURE E 7 Replies

Started by Charlotte Allen in City Government & Planning. Last reply by bbox231 Jun 3.

$650 Million School Bond 17 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in Education & Schools. Last reply by Chinmoy Roy Jun 2.

Top 10 Reasons to Vote NO on Measure E 5 Replies

Started by Kathy McDonald in Election 2014. Last reply by Stanley De Passos May 10.

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