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Alameda County, CA November 8, 2011 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Nora Davis

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Emeryville

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It has been a privilege to serve you on the City Council. Together, we have worked over the years to transform old "industrial" Emeryville into a new thriving, livable Emeryville.

Working together, look what we have accomplished:

Created Jobs, Supported Homeowners and Small Businesses, and Balanced Our Budget

  • Advanced redevelopment projects that resulted in over 10,000 new jobs
  • Promoted a program to assist homeowners who were at risk of foreclosure
  • Cultivated a strong, comprehensive tax base to fund vital City services and key development projects
  • Fostered a collaborative and thriving business environment
  • Promoted prudent fiscal policies to ensure the ongoing stability of our City government

Increased Public Safety
  • Enhanced police training and community involvement, and disaster preparedness and response
  • Expanded paramedic training, service, and community outreach to seniors, students, and children
  • Supported the City's CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Training) program

Improved Education
  • Established the City School Committee, and worked with the community to improve the quality of education in Emeryville
  • Founder and Emeritus Member of the Emery Education Foundation, which provides scholarships, and student and teacher assistance
  • Worked with the School District to provide after-school care and expanded recreational activities
  • Supported new classes for seniors at our Senior Center

Protected and Enriched Our Environment
  • Oversaw the completion of 8 new parks, the Community Gardens, Peralta Art Garden, and 59th Street Garden, and the planting of hundreds of new trees
  • Implemented the clean up of toxic "brownfield" sites (our project won the Global Environment Award)
  • Worked with the City of Berkeley to extend the Greenway to the Berkeley/Emeryville border
  • Completed Doyle Hollis Park
  • Created a Public Trust to preserve our shoreline
  • Re-built our Marina
  • Established the Stop Waste, Multi-Family Green Building Guidelines for Emeryville

Improved Transportation
  • Launched the Emery-Go-Round, which carries over 1 million riders for free per year and takes hundreds of cars off the streets, and established a Public Benefit Improvement District to cover its funding, which is paid for by commercial interests not residential taxpayers
  • Added our new, local Amtrak station, the first new train station in California in 50 years, around which we will build more transit-oriented development
  • Supported bicycle and pedestrian improvements to improve mobility
  • Completed the crucial traffic calming project in the Triangle area
  • Ensured Emeryville remained among the top three cities in Alameda County when it came to the quality of our roads

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