Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
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Karen D. Ortega

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Richmond

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Self-employed, Fernando's Independent Volvo
  • Alumnae, Colorado Women's College
  • Previous employment: Community Coordinator, Headstart Program, CCC; Office staff for City of Richmond, Public Works, Personnel, Recreation & Parks
  • West Contra Costa U.S.D. Board of Education 1991 - 1995
  • Current Board member: BASRC/Hewlett, Annenberg Bay Area Challenge Grant
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Implement a comprehensive long-range plan for development of Richmond involving Council, staff, & neighborhood councils to create economic solutions.
  • Review/establish policy addressing fiscal accountability, personnel scope of authority/responsibility, and delivery of service to our public
  • Colaborate with Police, other staff, Council and neighborhood groups to create safe ways to report crime & vandalism to aid R.P.D. in crime reduction
Position Papers
City of Richmond Sewer Tax
Richmond's infrastructure is surely in need of repair, however, voters should have the opportunity to make decisions which affect our personal finances.
Development of El Sobrante Valley
El Sobrante Valley needs a critical review before continuing with further development.
City Council's Role in Education
City Council has no direct authority over our schools but we can join forces with the District and others to help our students and families.
Key Endorsements
  • Richmond Police Officers Association
  • Richmond Firefighter's Local 188
  • League of United Latin American Citizens & M.A.P.A.
Campaign Contact Information
E-mail: ortegas@pacbel.net
Phone: (510}236-6750
Fax: (510) 236-2249
2718 Grant Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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