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Raj Salwan appointed to Fremont City Council

14 Jan

Raj Salwan secured the most votes to become the next city Councilmember. Salwan layed out many specifics to help secure the most votes. He emphasized his city government experience along with his business experience and was able to differentiate himself from the others by his track record. He got two top votes and one third vote to win the appointment. David Bonaccorsi came in second place while John Dutra came in third place.

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Six make it to Round 2 for City Council Vacancy

9 Jan

The following applicants got four votes (one from each council member):
David Bonaccorsi
Raj Salwan

The following applicants made the second tier and got three votes:
John J Dutra
Christina Broadwin
Yogi Chugh

Rick Jones got two votes. The rest didn’t make the cut.

Interviews and final ranking are next Monday at 5:00 pm.

The applications to fill the Fremont city council vacancy are in!

26 Dec

Ten people have applied to be appointed to the Fremont City Council. The applicants are:

John J Dutra – city council candidate (Nov ’12)& Economic Commissioner

Raj Salwan – Planning Commissioner & Chairman, Fremont Chamber

David Bonaccorsi – Planning Commissioner & local attorney

Christina Broadwin – leader of Save Kimber Park

Rick Jones – former police officer & city council candidate (Nov ’12) who almost tied John Dutra

Robert Brunton – former Ohlone trustee & Ohlone candidate (Nov ’12)

Rakesh Sharma – former plannimg commissioner & two time city council candidate (Nov ’12, Nov ’04)

Yogi Chugh – planning commissioner

Tariq Ali – technical guy who manages public pension funds

Robert Chavez – former NUMMI worker

Interviews are scheduled for January 14, 2014.

Stay tuned for more…

Sue Chan seeks reelection

1 Jun

Fremont City councilmember Sue Chan announced this morning that she is running for reelection to the Fremont city council. The hardest question for Sue Chan is not whether she wants to run for reelection, but rather how to navigate the waters with the other council candidates: Does she run as a slate with her supporter, John J Dutra, or does she try to maintain independence?

Sue Chan in her own words:

“Dear Friend,
It truly has been my honor to represent you and be your Voice on City Council for these past three and a half years. My work and service on the City Council has been both fulfilling and challenging, but there is still more I want to accomplish, for YOU, the citizens of Fremont. That is why I am excited to announce that I will be running for re-election for 2012!

No one can deny the difficulties the City faces on many fronts and yet Fremont’s quality of life continues to flourish. Our excellent schools, new entertainment and shopping opportunities at Pacific Commons and The Block, the new Warm Springs BART station, and developing plans for Midtown – there is so much to be excited about as we look toward the future.

I have worked hard to maintain safe streets, improve public safety, and promote economic development. Now, I am running for re-election to continue to:
proactively take steps to ensure our financial stability in these challenging economic times
improve our streets and roads
maintain and support existing businesses while bringing in new ones
create more jobs
champion affordable housing
improve our historic districts

These goals require proven leadership – YOU deserve no less. My experience on the Council will help me to continue to get things done. I remain committed to being YOUR voice on the City Council for the next four years.

Thank you for your confidence, continued support, and faith in me. Together we will build an even brighter future and realize the full promise and potential of Fremont.

Here is a link to Sue Chan’s website.

The stage for the mayoral candidates has been set and the city council race is shaping up…yet we still have yet to hear from other leading city council candidates. Campaign kickoffs are starting soon with Vinnie Bacon hosting the first one on Saturday, June 9th.

Fremont City Council race 2012

27 Sep

Everybody and their dog wants to become a city council member of Fremont. Sentiments of candidates range from wanting to serve to remove sitting incumbents from office to serving to solve an issue or concern in the community. Some candidates are narrow in focus while others have broad appeal.

In 2012 there are two open seats for Fremont city council. One of those two seats is currently occupied by incumbent Councilmember Sue Chan. The “vacant” seat is currently occupied by Appointed incumbent Councilmember Dominic Dutra. The seat will stay open if Dutra sticks to his promise to vacate the seat as declared in the press and city council meetings.

The breakdown of the candidates for the city council race goes something like this:

Heavyweight contenders
(alphabetical order)
Vinnie Bacon
David Bonacorssi
Yogi Chugh
Dirk Lorenz
Raj Salwan

Middleweight contenders
Teresa Cox
Moina Shaiq
Rakesh Sharma

Featherweights
Fazlur Khan
Linda Susoev
others

I will feature a profile on each of the “heavyweight” candidates in the near future.