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|Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA||November 4, 2008 Election|
By Anna M CaballeroCandidate for Member of the State Assembly; District 28
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Working families should have the opportunity to own their own home. Home ownership is an essential element in family stability+but also one beyond the means of many working families. If we work together we can create solutions. As Mayor of Salinas, I worked with home builders and families to implement a plan that put families in homes and gave them savings in future equity. It's working to build strong families and safe, stable neighborhoods.My history as Mayor of Salinas demonstrates my dedication to affordable housing. I have consistently pressed for expanded affordable housing since I was elected to city government in 1991. I supported an inclusionary housing ordinance that requires developers to build units for working families. I also supported refinancing bonds to create 6 million dollars for affordable housing development. I acted as a leader at the California League of Cities to promote housing as a priority and helped create legislative reforms to support cities who are building affordable houses.
I have always believed that working families should have the opportunity to own their own home. As an Assembly member, my goal has been, and if re-elected, will continue to be to provide financial support to communities that build affordable housing, as well as to limit the often-cumbersome state regulations that prohibit the development of affordable housing units. If re-elected, I will continue to make affordable housing a priority for the 28th District.
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