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Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Council Member; City of Lafayette

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Carol Federighi 4,665 votes 27.9%

  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner / Attorney
  • Planning Commission Member, Past Chair
  • Hastings College of the Law
  • Secondary teaching credential, UC Berkeley
  • BA Stanford U., History honors, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Past president, League of Women Voters of CA
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance for Seniors
  • Uphold the General Plan & maintain Lafayette's quality of life.
  • Continue to revitalize the downtown, enhance the attractiveness of its village character, and focus on finding solutions to congestion on our roads.
  • Promote strong fiscal management of our limited financial resources, long range financial planning, and public-private partnerships.
Erling L. Horn 4,462 votes 26.7%
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • Mayor of Lafayette
  • Lafayette City Council (1995 to present)
  • Lafayette Planning Commissioner (1986 to 1995; Chairman, 1990 & 1995)
  • Board Member, County Connection, Contra Costa County Transit Authority
  • Board Member, Vice Chair, Central Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority
  • Member, Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Study Policy Committee
  • I will work to preserve the unique character of our neighborhoods with open space and wise land use policies.
  • I support the close cooperation of the City Council with School Board members and school administrators to maintain the highest quality education.
  • Traffic is a major issue. I intend to improve traffic flow and mitigate problems by taking an active role regionally as well as locally.
Jay Strauss 4,317 votes 25.8%
  • Occupation: Attorney/Businessman
  • Vice Mayor, Lafayette (1999)
  • Lafayette City Council (1997 - Present)
  • Lafayette Planning Commission (1994-1997, Chair 1996)
  • President, Town Hall Theatre Company (1997 - Present)
  • President, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (1994)
  • Founder, Lafayette Reservoir Run
  • Finding ways to improve traffic flow, particularly along the Moraga Road corridor, while guarding pedestrian rights, especially around the schools.
  • Finding ways to preserve open space, especially on Burton Ridge and west of the Reservoir entrance.
  • Completing the redevelopment of the downtown on a village scale, with special attention to parking, and reinvigoration of the east end.
Thomas G. Del Beccaro 3,298 votes 19.7%
  • Occupation: Business Attorney/Cal. Berkeley Grad.
  • 27-year resident/Acalanes graduate - 1979
  • Parent of an elementary school-aged child
  • Founder of "L.A.S.T." Lafayette's Alliance for Safer Traffic"
  • 10 yr. coach - 12 and under, LMYA, YMCA, Lafayette Little League.
  • PTA Member, Lafayette School
  • Sponsor, LMYA
  • Establish a comprehensive long-term traffic improvement plan and pedestrian walkway plan
  • Use the $1.7 million fund earmarked to build a city hall to improve our sidewalks/crosswalks in the downtown and around our schools
  • Balance the Council with the concerns and needs of parents, seniors and children

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