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LWVLeague of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
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Tom Means
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Mountain View


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Questions & Answers

1. Passing a balanced City budget each year has become a major challenge. What specific strategies will you promote in response to a continuing revenue shortfall?

As a professional economist, I am trained to evaluate tradeoffs that exist in decsion-making and know how to create value in the public sector. As a program director, I know how important it is to balance a budget. Proirity should go towards maintaining public safety and the quality of life for residents.

2. What would you do, if anything, to make home ownership possible for more families of local public safety workers, other City employees, District teachers and medical personnel?

My website lists my viewpoints on how to develop more affordable housing. Similar to private colleges, I would support housing built for city employees.

3. On which local and regional committees, boards, and task forces would you like to serve? If your personal views on issues before these bodies do not coincide with those of the Council as a whole, how will you handle this?

I have over 20 years of experience as a faculty member working on various committees under collegial governance. I know how to produce results and consensus with committee members.

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