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Elections 2012: Steven Glazer, Candidate for Orinda City Council

Incumbent Mayor Steven Glazer is running for one of two seats on the Orinda City Council.

General Information

Name : Steven Glazer
Age : 55
Place of residence : Orinda

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : San Diego State University
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 1979

Grad school

University : NA
Degree : NA
Year of graduation : NA

Employment Information

Job titles held : President, Glazer & Associates

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Orinda City Council
Chamber/district: n/a
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: November 2004
Previous elective offices : Student Body President, San Diego State University

Party HQ

Orinda

Campaign Manager

Name : Alex Glazer
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : www.steveglazer4citycouncil.nationbuilder.com

Other facts

Dear Orinda Friends:

It has been a distinct honor serving you and the Orinda community as a member of the city council and as Mayor. Working with my fellow council members, I believe that we have fostered an open and collaborative environment to effectively resolve conflicts and chart a positive course for our city.

I am proud that the city of Orinda has weathered the difficult financial times of the last several years; and, in fact, we have accomplished much including:

Maintaining a balanced budget and prudent reserves – Orinda has avoided many of the post-retirement pension and health obligations that have become so problematic for many government agencies. Necessary budget cuts and staff reductions, while never easy, were accomplished in a way that minimizes the impact on services to residents.

Improving the planning and design review process – A streamlined, common-sense approach has benefited homeowners who want to renovate their property, as well as residents who want to ensure that remodeling fits into the character of our unique neighborhoods.

Maximizing our scarce road repair dollars – Our plan for road repairs, while far from complete, maximizes benefits and cost efficiencies. And, while we have had two close defeats on road tax measures, we have had success in securing federal and regional grants for road repair work. Improving roads remains my highest priority. I strongly support Measure L, a ½ cent sales tax increase. It is an important first step in funding our 10-year road and drain repair plan. A link to the plan is here.

Expanding citizen involvement – I am particularly proud of our efforts to engage more citizens in the decision-making process of our town with the establishment of new advisory and oversight committees on finances, infrastructure, and traffic safety.

I hope to continue the progress we've made and I would be honored to have your support.

Linda Delehunt October 27, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Which opponents are you referencing?? I have to continually replace missing signs. Plus I have received letters from the City saying my signs were confiscated because they were in a wrong corner of Orinda. Victoria and I are your only opponents. I believe I can speak for her when I say that we both have better things to do than collect your signs for our memory books. Stop the harassment as it is not befitting of a mayor.
Valerie Sloven October 27, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I think Carol Penskar is the one complaining to the mayor about the stolen signs and vandalism. I don't think Steve is harassing anyone. Am I reading this correctly Carol?
Steven Glazer October 27, 2012 at 03:28 AM
As I was driving around this afternoon, I can see that my signs have been removed throughout the city. Most places continue to have signs from all the other candidates. In some cases the Measure L signs are gone as well. I am not pointing fingers at anyone. It is disappointing but a reflection of a certain level of anger and immaturity that is unfortunate. No one wins an election based on a bunch of signs so it is all alright. Have a great weekend everyone!
Carol Penskar October 27, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Linda, Valerie is correct. I wrote the post noting the missing signs, not Steve Glazer, I don't know or suggest who removed all of these the Measure L and Glazer signs, but agree with Steve it is an unfortunate reflection. But whoever did this be forewarned because I have an attack tabby cat so they had better not touch the ones on my property! (Not to mention my web cam.)
Don't Tell Me What To Do October 27, 2012 at 04:54 AM
A note to anyone voting because of a campaign sign: Please go back to eating your Cheetos, playing Xbox, & watching nude internet videos. The intelligent, responsible voting public has this election covered. Thanks for trying though. Good luck with the new level on whatever Mario game is popular these days.

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