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LWV League of Women Voters of California
Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Jose "Joe" Esteves

Candidate for
Mayor; City of Milpitas

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Jose `Joe' Esteves for Mayor City Councilmember/Computer Specialist/Businessman

I am committed to:

-Higher Standard of Education: stronger partnership with the Milpitas Unified School District
-New Library Facility, Arts and After-School Programs: implementation of the New Library Needs Assessment
-Quality of Life for Family and Youth
-Excellent Public Safety: support for Police and Firefighter equipment and programs
-Mass Transit(BART/LRT); Funded Local Traffic and Transportation Projects
-Healthy Environment with ordinances and resolutions promoting clean environment, recycling and waste reduction; Greening of the City of Milpitas
-Hillside Preservation and Open Space including Maintained Parks
-Planned and Managed local Economic Development: Midtown Plan, Job Growth and Affordable Housing
-Adequate Senior and Youth Facilities and Programs
-Neighborhood Pride and True Community Spirit
-Principled Public Service
-Leveraging on the Use of appropriate Technology

"Milpitas' Citizen of the Year"

Proposals Introduced by Councilmember Jose Esteves

Source: Report of Officers and Boards # Milpitas City Council Agenda (12/98 to 07/02/02)

Council Mtg. Date Agenda Item

2/2/99 -Consider Policy of Term Limits for Council Appointed Commissions

-James Murray Recognition(Passed)
3/2/99 -Consider Policy of Term Limits for Council Appointed Commissions
-Consideration of a Policy Prohibiting Elected Officials from serving as Fire Aides or Police Reserve Officers 4/6/99 -Approve Donation Request # Russell Middle School `Composer and Artist in our Schools' Festival(Passed) 4/20/99 -Refer to Staff the Model Woodsmoke Ordinance of the BAAQMD(Passed) 8/3/99 -Review Playground Surfacing Pilot Program 9/7/99 -Consider Residency requirements of Members of Council Appointed Boards, Committees, Commissions(Passed) 9/21/99 -Discuss Status of AB 84
-Status of the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Campaign
10/19/99 -An Evaluation of the No Parking for Street Sweeping Proposal 1/04/00 -Consider Honoring Mr. Sal Cracolice(Con't) 2/15/00 -Appoint a Council Subcommittee to Consider Expansion of the Milpitas Library(joint)(Passed)
-Consider adopting a resolution supporting Proposition 14,the CA Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000(Passed)
4/4/00 -Direction on Library Funding Considerations(joint) 4/18/00 -Hear Update report on I680 and I880 Great Mall Signs 11/6/00 -Consider requesting allocation of settlement proceeds arising from County and State settlement with Tobacco Companies(Passed) 11/21/00 -Request for approval to submit a grant application for a feasibility study for an Adult Daycare Program in Milpitas(Passed) 12/19/00 -Consider increasing the size of the Library Advisory Commission(Con't) 1/16/01 -Adopt Resolution to address current energy crisis and the need for conservation(passed) 2/20/01 -Approve expansion of the Library Advisory Commission(Passed)
-Presentation of the Senior Advisory Commission's recommendations for a New Senior Center and Senior Housing Project(Passed)
4/17/01 -Request for contribution to Cities 21 Transportation Proposal 8/7/01 - Sports Center user: consideration of fee waiver of city commissioners(Passed) 10/2/01 -Approve evaluating the possibility of acquiring Tri-Cities property located at 297 Autrey(Passed) 10/16/01 -Review Developmental Asset skills concept for children and youth
-Express support for the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce `Get Back to Business' Campaign(Con't)
11/6/01 -Express support for the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce `Get Back to Business' Campaign(Passed) 11/20/01 -Library Project update(Joint) 12/04/01 -Transportation Funding Measure Assembly Constitutional Amendment(Proposition 42)(Passed) 12/18/01 -Tree Planting status report
-Flood Insurance Summary
02/5/02 -Request for donation: Cub Scout Pack 92 for a Pinewood Derby track
-Consider resolution to support Principles Of Product Stewardship Institute and adopt an Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy(Passed)
06/04/02 -VTA/BART Policy Committee composition; need a designee specifically for the City of Milpitas 07/02/02 -Banner for `Youth Artist of the Day' event in front of new City Hall(passed)
-New signs to increase pedestrian safety especially for seniors and the youth be installed at appropriate locations
08/06/02 -New signs to increase pedestrian safety especially for seniors and the youth be installed at appropriate locations(passed)

Note: 12/98 was the start of office of Councilmember Esteves

COUNCIL ATTENDANCE (December 1998 # July 2, 2002)

Henry Manayan # 87 attended, 2 Missed

Bob Livengood - 83 attended, 6 Missed

Trish Dixon - 88 attended, 1 Missed

Jose Esteves - 88 attended, 1 Missed

Jim Lawson # 81 attended, 8 Missed

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