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Los Angeles County, CA April 10, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Mary E. Dougherty

Candidate for
Member, City Council; City of Arcadia

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • BA Degree University of Redlands & graduate studies in Public Administration at Cal State L.A.
  • President of Santa Anita Oaks Homeowners Association; Chairman of Committee for Joint Resolution on Architectural Design in Arcadia's five HOA areas
  • Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education 1985-2001; President three times
  • Arcadia Chamber of Commerce - Director for 10 years & current Co-Chairman of Government Affairs Committee
  • Assistance League of Arcadia - Active Member since 1988
  • Awards: Golden Apple 2002, Outstanding Service Award from Arcadia Board of Education colleagues & Superintendent 1990, PTAs 1988, 1987 & 1984
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Development that supports everyone's enjoyment of property rights
  • Promote business development & eliminate unnecessary regulations and obstacles
  • Bring clarity to financial issues. Taxes should not be disguised as fees.
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Position Papers
Preserving Arcadia's Community of Homes
Residents of Arcadia told the General Plan Advisory Committee that their most important concerns were the preservation of the atmosphere of a community of homes, and the prevention of mansionization.
Development of the Arcadia Downtown Business Association
Members of the Downtown Business Association are excited about improving the Huntington Drive & First Avenue Area. Residents desire a walkable area of restaurants and interesting shops. I encourage the businesses to adopt a unique name that defines their area.
Arcadia's Unfunded Liability
While Arcadia is in a better position than many other cities, we should begin to address the issue of unfunded liability for pensions and post retirement health care benefits. Talking only about the budget surplus and not the unfunded liabilities leads to unrealistic expectations for greater expenditures and higher levels of service. We should not saddle our children, grandchildren and future generations with solving this problem.
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