A recap of candidates, races voters w...

A recap of candidates, races voters will decide

There are 11 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Oct 31, 2010, titled A recap of candidates, races voters will decide. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

Who will serve for the next four years on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors? Will Fontana elect its first black mayor? Does Claremont need to improve its school facilities, and should San Bernardino have an elected city attorney? Voters will answer those questions and many more on Tuesday as they cast ballots in this year's general ...

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United States

#1 Oct 31, 2010

United States

#2 Oct 31, 2010
http://fontana360.blogspot.com/2009/12/throwi... http://fontana360.blogspot.com/2010/04/electe... Elected Officials Must Be Team Players
Community Member Question:

What quality or qualities do you expect from someone considering a council seat?

City Manager Response:

Honesty, Integrity, Courtesy and Common Sense.

This is an excellent question and one worthy of some thought. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with a number of people who have been elected to office and I have enjoyed my interaction with all of them. I generally find that elected officials all care a great deal about the community they serve and truly desire to do the best job possible. The skills and abilities of these individuals vary greatly based upon their individual backgrounds, but I think there are a few very important qualities that a person should have to be successful in an elected position.

First, be willing to listen respectfully to both sides of an issue before making up your mind. God has given each of us two ears and one mouth for a reason and we are always better off taking the time to listen and learn before we act.

Second, you can accomplish nothing alone. You must be a team player. It takes a majority of the votes of any board to get anything accomplished and you must be willing to spend the time and effort to build a consensus on an issue if you are to have success, even when that means working with people you have had disagreements with in the past. An elected official is too burdened with responsibility to carry around personal grudges.

Third, be responsive and accessible to your constituents. If you can not defend a decision publicly to your constituents it was likely not a good decision.

Fourth, be humble enough to be willing to admit to mistakes and to take what corrective action is necessary to resolve an issue. Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes at some point in their life. The biggest mistake of all is not fixing them when they happen.

Fifth, fix windows instead of throwing rocks. It is far more beneficial to the community you serve to fix problems rather than laying blame.

Lastly, be willing to communicate openly and often. In my dealings with elected officials I often remind my staff that it is our job to make sure that there are no secrets or surprises. Be willing to ask the difficult questions even if you think it may be a stupid one. If you have a question then it is very likely others do too.

United States

#3 Oct 31, 2010
For those residents of Fontana that have questions such as Jessie Sandoval had at the last meeting here is the link to submit .http://fontana.org/index.aspx ?NID=1416 His Question was- Where does the money for redevelopment come from ? He chose to hear the response after the meeting . That was a good question . Though I am not Mr. Hunt I believe Bonds are sold being paid back with interest when they mature . Redevelopment areas bring a return of a higher percentage of the current property tax 70 percent http://fontana360.blogspot.com/2009/12/tax-ra... this repays the bond debt . The bonds revenue is used for infrastructure such as sewer and curb and side walks of new developments to set the environment to bring development . A good example is the current road widening on Foothill and Hemlock ,which one can see that will bring more business in the high traffic road of travel.
Residents of Upland

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Oct 31, 2010
Considering the corruption charges in Upland I think its time for a change! We have the option of electing 2 new candidates Mark and Gino. The Colonies scandel, FBI, IRS Raids all on the current council members watch is not acceptable NO excuses. If they say they didnt know? then they were sleeping on the job and should be FIRED. If they did know, they will be arrested and share a room with REX!!! Either way its not acceptable ..We have an opportunity to send a message lets take our city back!! I have received the political mail from G3 the local Pot shop and I say good for them!! call these politicians out.. seems like they are worried about them now!!
Pomona resident

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 31, 2010
It's time to stand up and take back your community Pomona. This next election is going to be your chance. Virginia Madrigal, and incumbent Tim Saunders are your chance of a better future for our city. Enough of the red tape and poor decision making by some current counsel members. We can fix this. Together we can save our city and move forward into a better tomorrow. Thank you for voting Pomona!

Brea, CA

#7 Oct 31, 2010
I hope Gino Filippi and Mark Creighton WIN, Seriously!

Placentia, CA

#8 Oct 31, 2010
I'm voting for Scott Folkens for 43rd Congressional District. Let's get Baca out of there!
That Italian Guy

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#9 Oct 31, 2010
Bobbi Jo Chavarria Fontana Mayor!

Long Beach, CA

#10 Oct 31, 2010
Where is the 61st on this list? These idiots at the Daily Bulletin know that if they don't endorse Ray Moors they will lose his advertising for Joey's BBQ. But because the DB is a liberal rag, they just can't bring themselves to do what is right for CA and NOT support Norma Torres. So what do they do? They pretend the race doesn't exist!! How's that for competent journalism? If you are paying for a subscription to this pathetic excuse of a newspaper CANCEL IT NOW. You are being ripped off by blatantly biased yellow journalism.
Long Time RC Resident -

Irvine, CA

#11 Nov 1, 2010
Rancho Cucamonga -ians - Please do your homework when you are voting for Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow. We are in tough times - which requires touch leadership - and background experience. Steinorth has very little experience in political office - his children do not attend Rancho schools, and he lives way up in the expensive hills of Alta Loma - not even with the people who are the backbone of Rancho. Please do your homework and vote for the best candidate who has a background in public service - and who understands our area after living in Rancho for a good amount of years. Our city is wonderful - and we are counting on all people who are voting to really investigate who has the where-with-all to lead our city.
on the rocks

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#12 Nov 1, 2010
No Biane.
No more dui arrests

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