Alameda County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Experience and Accomplishments

By Joseph "Joe" Hilson

Candidate for For Member of City Council; City of Hayward

This information is provided by the candidate
Checkout my accomplishments as a Hayward Council Member. I have worked successfully to make Hayward a better place to live and work, attracting new businesses and quality homes. My goal has always been to be responsive to your needs, ensuring a responsive and responsible government. See if you agree that I have worked hard to serve you well!
Council Member Joe Hilson Works Full Time for You!

As Hayward moves into the Twenty-first century it needs and deserves a City Council Member devoted to serving the needs of all its citizens and businesses. A council member who has a proven record of success in getting the job done. One with the experience and vision to lead us into the new millennium with an understanding of who we are and where we want to go as a society and a city. I have a vision of a newly revitalized city filled with citizens actively involved in their government pursuing new goals for a better Hayward. I have the experience that can deliver that vision. A city that provides vibrant new business and job opportunities for all of its residents. A council and staff that responds to the concerns of all its constituents. One that recognizes and supports our diverse interests and is committed to solving the problems that face us each day. A city that everyone can be proud of. We have come a long way towards that goal, but there is more to do. I am the candidate with the vision and experience who can provide both leadership and work successfully with others to accomplish those goals. I am endorsed by both labor and business, demonstrating that I can work with diverse interests to solve Hayward's challenges. Let me continue to work for you, for a better Hayward. Vote for Joseph Hilson, Hayward City Council on March 7, 2000.

Here are some of my accomplishments as your Hayward City Council Member

  • Developed Budget revisions resulting in systematic savings of over $400,000. every year since 1993, Total $3,000,000.+
  • Proposed "Council Budget Committee" to explore budget priorities and ensure fiscal responsibility (Approved)
  • Proposed "Council Technology Applications Committee" to bring advanced technology systems to Hayward (Approved)
  • Proposed and led development of the City of Hayward Internet Home Page
  • Initiated effort to bring Computers and Internet Access to the Library
  • Successfully led the effort to revise and upgrade the Design Guidelines bringing quality development to Hayward
  • Structured the financial package to expand the new Mission Hills Golf Course saving taxpayers over $6,000,000.
  • Led effort to ensure Low Density development on Walpert Ridge limiting the impact on the environment
  • Fought to maximize Walpert Ridge open space dedicated to the City - Over 1300 Acres Saved
  • Supported increased funding for Library increasing hours of service
  • Led initial effort to fund Sidewalk Repair Program and expand it over the years
  • Supported moving City Hall back to the downtown
  • Led the design improvement effort resulting in an Award winning new City Hall
  • Structured Finance Package for new City Garage/Retail shops to ensure revenue payback from first year (Approved)
  • Supported comprehensive development plan for the "South of 92" project - Over 800 Acres of Open Space Saved
  • Led effort to establish the first "Campus Business Park" to attract high technology businesses with high paying jobs to Hayward
  • Support and encourage the downtown improvement projects and the Fašade renovation program
  • Strongly support Neighborhood Planning process, attended meetings for 15 of 16 neighborhood plans
  • Actively support maintaining affordable Mobile Home Parks in Hayward
  • Successfully led the effort to include Clawiter/Whitesell/92 interchange in county transportation plan
  • Supported including the "Five Corners" Grade Separation project in the county transportation plan
  • Demanded changes to I-880/92 interchange project to reduce impact and ensure local access to downtown Hayward and Southland Mall without destroying our neighborhoods.
  • Fought to return to the City, the $15,000,000+ taken by the state to balance their budget using our revenue
  • Represent Hayward on several regional Boards and League of California Cities and National League of Cities Committees

The following is a listing of the Boards, Committees and activities I am, or have been involved in on your behalf

Public Service Experience, Appointed and Elected

Local Government Service, City of Hayward

  • City of Hayward, Citizens Advisory Commission, 1986 - 1987
  • City of Hayward, Planning Commissioner, 1987 - 1992, Chair 1991 - 1992
  • City of Hayward, Strategic Plan Development Committee, 1993
  • City of Hayward, Telecommunications Policy Development Committee, 1994
  • City of Hayward, Council Member, 1992 - 2000
  • City of Hayward, Vice Mayor, 1995 - 1996
  • City of Hayward, Human Relations Commission, Council Liaison 1992 - 2000
  • City of Hayward, Council Environmental Committee, 1992 - 1999, Chair, 1995 - 2000
  • City of Hayward, Council Technology Applications Committee, Chair 1994 - 2000
  • City of Hayward, Council Budget and Finance Committee, 1994 - 2000

Regional Government Service, Alameda County

  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Board of Directors 1992 - 2000
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, President 1998-1999
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, First Vice President 1997-1998
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Facilities Committee, 1995 - 1996
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Programs Committee, 1994 - 2000
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Planning Committee, 1994 - 1996
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Strategic Plan Development Committee, 1995
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Administration and Organization Committee, 1997- 2000, Chair 1998-1999-2000
  • Alameda County Recycling Board of Directors, Member 1996 - 2000
  • Alameda County Recycling Board of Directors, Planning Committee, 1996 - 2000
  • Alameda County Recycling Board of Directors, Programs Committee, 1996 - 2000
  • Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (Alt.), 1993 - 2000
  • Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, I-880 Transportation Corridor Study Steering Committee, 1994 - 1999
  • Associated Community Action Plan, Board of Directors, 1993 - 2000, V-Chair 1994 - 1995, Chair 1996 - 1997

State Level Service - League of California Cities (LCC)

  • League of California Cities, East Bay Div. President, 1997 - 1998, Vice President 1996
  • LCC, Transportation, Communication and Public Works Committee 1989 - 2000
  • LCC, Transportation, Communications and Public Works Committee Chair 1999 - 2000
  • LCC, Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • LCC, General Resolutions Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • LCC, Alternative Fuels Subcommittee 1993 - 1997, Chair 1995 - 1997
  • LCC, Telecommunications Subcommittee, 1994 - 2000 Chair, 1998 - 2000
  • LCC, Annual Convention Programs Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • LCC, Smart Growth Committee, 1998 - 2000
  • LCC, Helen Putnam Awards of Excellence Selection Committee, 1994 - 2000
  • LCC, Speaker, Moderator, Panelist, Electronic Commerce, and Telecommunications at several LCC conventions, 1998 - 1999

Federal Level Service - National League of Cities

  • National League of Cities, Transportation and Communications Policy Committee, 1994 - 1998
  • NLC, Transportation and Communications Steering Committee, 1995-1998
  • NLC, Information Technology and Communications Policy Committee 1999
  • NLC, Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee 1999
  • NLC Representative to the National Tax Association Electronic Commerce & Communications Tax Project 1997-1999
  • NLC Congress of Cities Conference Session Moderator 1999
  • NLC, Vice Chair Information Technology and Communications Policy Committee 2000
  • NLC, Vice Chair Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee 2000

Other Public Service Experience

Western States Association of Tax Administrators, Speaker Annual Convention 1998

Bay Area Cable TV Consortium, 1992 - 1997

Next Page: Position Paper 2

Candidate Page || Feedback to Candidate || This Race
March 2000 Home (Ballot Lookup) || About Smart Voter


ca/alm Created from information supplied by the candidate: March 4, 2000 19:23
Smart Voter 2000 <http://www.smartvoter.org/>
Copyright © 2000 League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.