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COURT HAS RULED – CITY WAS CORRECT IN ITS OLIVIA DECISION.

The Superior Court Judge assigned to the Olivia petition issued his decision on the case this afternoon, denying the petitioners’ petition on all counts.  This means that the decision the City Council made (on a 3-2 vote) in March 2020 was entirely correct.  This… Continue Reading “COURT HAS RULED – CITY WAS CORRECT IN ITS OLIVIA DECISION.”

Do ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ELECTIONS?

I don’t think so. I think character, integrity and honesty counts when we choose our elected officials. Watch my 3 min. intro at the October 20, 2020 City Council meeting for more on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqKVIDtOcMk

“Fighting Sacramento” or Realistic Advocacy that Benefits Clayton?

For months now some Clayton candidates have run on “fight Sacramento” slogans, vowing to have our small city of approx. 11,500 people stand up against Sacramento expecting the legislature to make significant exceptions for us while holding other 481 California cities accountable to Statewide… Continue Reading ““Fighting Sacramento” or Realistic Advocacy that Benefits Clayton?”

POLITICAL DONATIONS.

I didn’t think my political donations would be this interesting, after all the information is public and anyone with internet access can find it. But I am happy to provide more context to anyone who is interested. I have made political donations for as… Continue Reading “POLITICAL DONATIONS.”

ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

The City Council will hold a closed session Tuesday, Sep. 15, re the pending lawsuit on the Olivia project, addressing Vice Mayor Wan’s ask for the City to stop defending the case and to agree that the plaintiffs’ allegations are true, irrespective of how… Continue Reading “ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING?”

COUNCILMEMBERS AND CANDIDATES PUSHING FOR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING IN CLAYTON???

In reality this is nothing more than a catchy campaign slogan.  The Olivia project is being used as a litmus test to indicate whether a candidate is for or against high density housing in Clayton.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Anyone basing… Continue Reading “COUNCILMEMBERS AND CANDIDATES PUSHING FOR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING IN CLAYTON???”

OLIVIA PROJECT EXPLAINED.

Olivia Project – A decision between following laws some residents dislike vs. opinions that trigger significant financial risks to the City’s well being? As a Councilmember, I heard and felt the anger and fear the Olivia project caused. I understand the concerns for the… Continue Reading “OLIVIA PROJECT EXPLAINED.”

Tuija’s record and thoughts on housing

My voting record on housing related matters has consistently balanced Clayton’s interests and the State’s mandates without jeopardizing Clayton’s fiscal health. Earlier this year, the Council voted on the Olivia project (read more below). I too would have preferred a smaller project for this… Continue Reading “Tuija’s record and thoughts on housing”

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY – Why it matters?

We are a small city with a small general fund budget.  We cannot afford to sue, or be sued by, the State due to our failure to comply with existing laws, and we should not invite lawsuits from organizations or private persons on matters… Continue Reading “FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY – Why it matters?”

INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY MAKE US STRONGER.

I am a strong believer in equality for all. As a Councilmember, I proposed and obtained support from the full Council for Clayton to join the United Against Hate week in November 2019. Together with Councilmember Wolfe, I proposed the celebration of June Pride… Continue Reading “INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY MAKE US STRONGER.”