Fresno County, CA November 3, 1998 General
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Accomplishments as City Councilmember and Mayor of Sanger

By Judy Case

Candidate for Supervisor; Fresno County; District 4

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Accomplishments as City Council Member and Mayor of Sanger

Judy Case acts with forethought and integrity in all of her actions as
Mayor and Councilperson on behalf of the City of Sanger. All of the
following were achieved through the cooperation of the council and staff
working together, and many with the leadership of Mayor Case. It is
very clear that her three years in office have resulted in numerous
increased services through sound fiscal management without added

Began annual clean-up days in the City of Sanger with no
additional cost to taxpayers.

Started curbside recycling program in 1996 at nominal
cost to residents to comply with AB-939 mandate to
reduce waste streams. Sanger was one of the first cities to
begin with a green waste program and is well ahead of
other valley towns in the effort to meet the new waste

Broke ground for $18.2M Wastewater Treatment Plant
Upgrade to resolve 1990 cease and desist order from
Regional Water Quality Board. Sought and obtained
$2.1M grant from the U.S. Treasury to assist with financing
of upgrade.

Formed Sanger Public Financing Authority as a Joint
Powers Authority for bonding of redevelopment projects.

Refinanced all Sanger Redevelopment Agency bonds to
take advantage of lower interest rates and provide funding
for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade.

Began community outreach communication program with
municipal services bulletins included with service bills.

Began process to update the Southeast Specific Plan,
including the Sanger Industrial Park, which has been
dormant for several years.

Reduced fees for downtown business to encourage
business location to downtown.

Successfully proposed Downtown Facade Improvement
program for the downtown area, which provides $10K
interest-free loans to downtown business to enhance the
appearance of the downtown area.

Worked with downtown merchants to create additional
activities in the downtown area. Started a Downtown
Farmers Market in Brehler Square. Coordinated with
downtown merchants for first ever Line Dancing activities
downtown. Founded the Mayor's Blossom Trail Run in
conjunction with the annual Blossom Festival.

Worked with City officials to make Sanger more business
friendly. This is evident by comments from the owners of
Dority Chevrolet, Coast to Coast Hardware, General
Cable, and Lovegren Motors, all of which have expanded
in the past two years.

Restructured Police Department management and
implemented ad hoc committee recommendations for
improved procedures in the Police Department. Hired 9
new police officers, 2 police commanders, and a new chief
of police. Judy Case proposed a change in the city
ordinance to make the City Council responsible for hiring
of chief of police. The proposal was approved by the City

Worked with Project Purple and United Parents
community groups to address juvenile violence and gang

Successfully proposed a southeast park which will double
as a ponding basin for the City of Sanger. This is an area of
high juvenile delinquency and does not have any
playground or park facilities. This is currently in the
property acquisition stage.

Represented the City of Sanger before the Board of
Supervisors to support the Academy Avenue alignment for
a north/south corridor between highways 99 and 168.

Supported funding for stoplight synchronization
enhancement on Academy Avenue to improve traffic flow
through Sanger.

Proposed the initiation of a Team Sanger concept to
gather business leaders together for proactive economic
development activity.

Supported graffiti elimination program with budgeted
funding for elimination of graffiti. A graffiti hotline was
established in 1997.

Represented the City of Sanger at the Annual League of
Cities Conference. Attended as a voting delegate in 1997.

Active board member of the Council of Fresno County
Governments, which considers transportation and other
items of county wide interest.

Approved budget funding for contract with Fresno
County Economic Development Corporation for assistance
with economic development in the City of Sanger.

Began Parent University program to provide education
for parents on general parenting issues and dealing with
adolescents in particular. This is the first program of its kind
in California.

Maintained same level of services to residents while facing
decreasing revenues to the City. Increased fiscal stability
through reduced dependency on water fund interest to
meet operational costs. Filled a long-vacant finance
director position to improve leadership in the City's
financial services department.

Started Senior Exterior House Paint Program using
redevelopment agency funds to improve Sanger's housing
stock for seniors. This program was a collaborative effort
with the Fresno County Economic Opportunity

Redirected redevelopment housing funds from a down
payment grant program, which did not require any
repayment, to a down payment assistance program, which
enabled low-income residents to purchase a home with a
no-interest, low-payment loan.

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