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Los Angeles County, CA March 6, 2007 Election
 Smart Voter Opanyi K. Nasiali

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Claremont

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Retired Urban Planner
  • Born and schooled in Kenya, worked for Kenyan parliament
  • B.A., Urban Studies, California State University, Northridge
  • M.A., Urban Planning and Public Adminstration
  • 20-year Claremont resident and volunteer
  • Member, Claremont Traffic and Transportation Commission
  • Measure S Steering Committee
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Education: Maintain and improve partnerships between the City, Claremont Schools, and the Claremont Colleges
  • Open Space: I support and have worked hard for preservation of hillside open space
  • Inclusive Community: I believe in seeking out all perspectives to achieve wide community consensus
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Key Endorsements
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Newspaper
  • Mona Sparks Johnson and Hugh Menton, Honorary Co-Chairs
  • Dick Newton, former Mayor of Claremont
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Position Papers
Why You Should Vote for Opanyi
Opanyi will provide honest, open, and inclusive leadership in Claremont. That is why he is endorsed by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The newspaper says, "...he takes a big-picture approach, and we think he could be a consensus builder on council."
The Lessons of Measure S
Measure S provided a model for how to achieve consensus in Claremont by bringing together all segments of the community to achieve approval of a bond for open space.
Mining and Proposed Huge Residential Development in Claremont
Opanyi opposes mining but understands that State Law may overrule local control and thus a "just say no" position is no position at all. He understands that the zoning of the wash as "open space" effectively would prevent any new huge residential development and he would use this tool on Council
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