by Cheryl Cook-Kallio
Twenty-five years ago I chose to raise my family in Pleasanton because it was a safe, vibrant city with excellent schools and a strong sense of community. Pleasanton retains these outstanding qualities.
Your vote will determine who will lead Pleasanton, and more importantly, which direction our beloved city will take and how it will grow. It is about issues and effectiveness, and the ability to get the job done.
In the next decade decisions will be made concerning transportation, affordable housing for working families and seniors and the fiscal health of the city. It is essential that we have a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills that promote relationships with all segments of this city and with those who represent us. I am that person.
Six years as your City Councilmember, including three terms as Vice Mayor have given me the practical experience needed to serve as Mayor. Teaching Advanced Placement Government, U.S. History and Economics has provided a philosophical perspective of how and why our government works.
I understand economics and what is important for all of us. As Mayor I will take steps to ensure that we make sound fiscal decisions and maintain a healthy reserve while preserving and enhancing the things that make Pleasanton such a wonderful place to live and do business.
As a public school teacher for more than 35 years, I truly understand the impact more housing will have on our schools and in our community. As a member of the joint Liaison Committee, I work closely with the school district to find ways we can work together to strengthen the quality of public education in Pleasanton. As Mayor I will make sure that stakeholders are educated in what this means and are involved in the decision making process. I have a unique insight to these issues facing our city.
As Mayor I will focus on the critical issues that impact our quality of life: public safety, completing State Route 84, traffic signalization, economic growth and development, and affordable housing. Ensuring Pleasanton remains a vibrant, economically viable community by creating jobs and housing opportunities while strengthening our business districts and promoting ethical and accountable City Government.
I am accessible and inclusive, and will provide the strong, pro-active leadership required to lead Pleasanton into the future. I would be honored to have your vote. To learn more visit www.VoteCook-Kallio.com