Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
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David E. Durant

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Pleasant Hill

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Attorney - Safeway, Inc. (Law Degree from Univ. of Chicago)
  • Pleasant Hill Planning Commissioner (1996 - present); Chair '98-'99
  • 1999 Graduate - Leadership Diablo; 1999 recipient California First Amendment Coalition Shield of Courage Award
  • PH Redevelopment Advisory Committee '93-'96; past chair
  • President of two boards (senior legal services and youth development/violence prevention)
  • Past President - Sequoia Middle School Parent/Faculty Club
  • Former Umpire - Pleasant Hill Baseball Association
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Promoting child safety and a responsive, service-oriented government that treats residents like customers!
  • Managing growth, including protecting and enhancing neighborhoods city-wide and supporting local business
  • Promoting and improving our New Downtown, and fostering cooperation with neighboring cities and agencies.
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Position Papers
Vote NO on Measure C; Vote YES on Measure D
Measure C is NOT about curbing campaign finance abuses. It is an attempt to quell opposition and keep average people from mounting meaningful campaigns.

Measure D, on the other hand, would save $100,000 over ten years, would increase voter participation and would advance the cause of democracy in Pleasant Hill!

Let's Move Into the New Millenium with a Positive Approach and Cooperation
We need a new positive spirit on the Council! The Council must act accountably, with integrity and dignity. It must listen actively to all citizens and encourage partnerships between citizens, business, and government.
Let's Talk Traffic, Airports and Child Safety
Tough issues lie ahead: increased traffic, potential airport use, and child safety on routes to and from schools. These issues require careful analysis and regional cooperation. I will advocate for Pleasant Hill, promote child safety, work to add needed bike lanes and sidewalks, to increase crossing guards and law enforcement near schools, and to improving traffic circulation.
Key Endorsements
  • Contra Costa County Central Labor Council and Building Trades Council
  • Supervisor, Mark DeSaulnier; Sheriff Warren Rupf
  • Eric Lane - Mt. Diablo Unified Sch. Dist.; Dan Richard - BART Board Pres.
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Campaign Contact Information
Website: http://www.durant4ph.com
E-mail: durant4ph@aol.com
Phone: 925-687-2888
Fax: 925-906-0107
David Durant for Pleasant Hill City Council
615 Twinbridge Ct
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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