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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City Council, Council District 4City of Seal BeachNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of Seal BeachCity Council, Council District 4

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  • 100% of precincts reporting (5/5).

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Community Volunteer
1,966 votes (69.6%)Winning
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  • My top priority is to try preserve the Almond Ave soundwall when the 405 is widened and work with the city and OCTA on any impacts to residents (immediate threat). I have been working on this for years and vow to continue the fight.
  • I will focus on the Seal Beach Tennis Center and on the Seal Beach Community Pool projects, as I have as a Recreation & Parks Commissioner. I will continue to add recreation camps and classes in District 4.
  • Continue to focus on quality of life issues: dealing with traffic, inside and outside of our neighborhoods, and increases caused by freeway projects and development; air quality; and safety in our neighborhoods.
Profession:Community Volunteer

I am a 27 year resident of College Park East, my husband and I raising 3 children here.  I have volunteered in the community for years, in my neighborhood, in the city, the school district and in Orange County, trying to keep Seal Beach a wonderful place to live: I have volunteered on the board of the College Park East Neighborhood Association for 10 years, putting on 4 park events each year at Heather Park, as well as helping to write a monthly newsletter for residents;  I have been a Recreation & Parks Commissioner for 17 years, helping to promote recreation in Seal Beach, as well as District 4.  Working on the Founders Day Committee, I helped to raise over $100,000 to rehab the McGaugh pool, extending its life.  I served on the Seal Beach Centennial Events Committee last year; I am an alternate on the Orange County Airport Land Use Commission this year.  I have worked as a poll worker for 16 years.  

I have followed the 405 widening project for 10 years.  I will continue to focus on this project in order to try to limit impacts to our residents. I will continue to press the lawsuit against Caltrans.  Traffic, that is already congested in our area, is an extremely important concern with this project.  It can affect our ability to get to work, to school, for access of emergency vehicles and for customers and employees to reach our business.

I have a long history of service, and knowledge of the issues affecting our community. I have a degree in Zoology, and graduate degrees in Biology and Systematics and Ecology.

 

Email schelly4council@gmail.com
Community Volunteer
859 votes (30.4%)
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  • To advocate and mitigate for residents effected by the expansion of the I-405 freeway.
  • To find the best design solution for the renovation of our local tennis club, one that will work best for the residents, and Seal Beach as a whole.
  • To include all neighborhoods in Uptown and give them a voice in things that effect our district.
Profession:Community Activist

My experience working as Director of Operations for the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and my current position on the Board of Directors has afforded me a different perspective with relationship between business, residents and government.

  I also serve on the Executive Board of the Seal Beach Police Foundation which I'm proud to say has raised thousands of dollars to provide cutting edge equipment and education to our officers so they can better serve our community.

As a former member of the Orange County Grand Jury we served as watchdog over the county which provided great insight to how the county governance is challenged on issues that require equitable solutions, which benefit every citizen of Orange County.

I believe you as a voter have a choice, you can choose individuals who are above all independent thinkers, intelligent, hard working, and respectful of the citizens who come to us.  We need to actually listen to the citizens, even when being criticized. We need to be able to work with respect with City staff, and take time to understand staff recommendations.

We should always have the courage to give the reason for our vote, and answer the questions of the public to the best of our ability.  We must always remember that we are in this job to serve, not be served.

Representing the people is a sacred trust.  The people pay for their government and deserve to have their tax dollars managed wisely.

— October 1, 2016 paid for by Gina Phillips for City Council 2016

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