John J Dutra kickoff

7 Jul

John J Dutra claims to have over 120 guests in attendance for his campaign kickoff. He got some coverage in the Fremont Bulletin as well. Here are some quotes from Dutra:

Two of his primary reasons for running for the council include improving communication with Fremont Unified School District, and development of the Warm Springs Study Area around the Tesla Motors factory and future Warm Springs Bay Area Rapid Transit station

– Wes Bowers, Fremont Bulletin

“If there was someone out there with my development experience and economic development experience that could help move this forward, I wouldn’t be running,” he said. “And that’s where I fit in. If you have that perspective on the council, like I have, we can get this done.”

Sounds like it’s going to be a classic battle of the developer vs the environmentalist. What do you think?

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4 Responses to “John J Dutra kickoff”

  1. bbox231 July 8, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Despite opposition by significant and well-established businesses in the immediate vicinity, JJ was a supporter of the A’s to Fremont plans. These plans would have required established businesses to seriously compromise their operations.

    JJ (and family) have made significant economic contribution to Susan Chan. Susan Chan is the only Council member to have recused herself from the recent Kimber Park development debate.

    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fremont-ca/TOU70O6UD1UCKBK3O

    More to follow – – – –

  2. Bill July 8, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    John Dutra JR, is the son of John Dutra, both are Republicans (turned Democrats once thety decided to run for political office) and there main focus is to DEVELOP, DEVELOP,DEVELOP,DEVELOP,DEVELOP,
    It would be nice to have a little more honesty in Fremont Politics

  3. Bill_Fremont July 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Who says you have to be a developer to know what is best for the city. Look at the number of time Dominic Dutra has had to recuse himself because of his financial dealings with local developers.

  4. bbox231 July 13, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    “…..the new city manager, hired in 1981, recalled: “the City Council was primarily concerned with limiting the regulatory functions of the city. This was seen in terms of not being so restrictive on building inspection, plan checking, subdivision maps, and those kinds of things” (Mission Peak Heritage Foundation 1989, p.116). In other words, a developer’s utopia! ”

    http://oldweb.geog.berkeley.edu/ProjectsResources/CommunityProfiles/FremontProject/WebPages/Fremont_economy.html

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