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Los Angeles County, CA April 10, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Carl Jacobson

Candidate for
Member, City Council; City of El Segundo

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About me

  • Current Councilmember & Past Mayor for 8 Years
  • Resident 41 years
  • 35 Years of Extensive City Involvement
  • 2007 Citizen of the Year
  • Charter Member of the Ed! Foundation Superintendent's Roundtable
  • Devoted Husband for 42 Years
  • Wife, Nancy, Retired Teacher, Richmond Street School
  • Daughters, Jennifer & Jill, are ESUSD Graduates & El Segundo Homeowners
  • Four Grandchildren, are/will be ESUSD Students
  • IT Director at El Segundo based company, Glentek
  • Automobile Driving Museum Docent & Driver
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member
  • Amateur Radio (Ham) operator
  • Directed operations/volunteers at our yearly Super CPR Saturday event

Accomplishments & Continued Efforts
  • Balanced budgets to ensure financial stability
  • Defined/implementing economic development strategy to continue to attract& retain businesses to increase tax revenue streams
  • Increased public safety affordability without jeopardizing safety
  • Understand legal restraints with respect to employee pensions
  • Air Force Base retention during past & future BRAC rounds
  • LAX: Early turn camera system; LAX sound insulation program funding; Noise mitigation negotiations (we've come a long way, but still have lots of work to do)
  • City-School Library & Joint Use Agreements
  • Southern California Edison issue resolutions
  • Most Business Friendly City designation
  • Program to preserve and/or replace our city trees
  • Dedicated funds/ensured LEED Certified Fire Station 2 was built
  • Douglas Street extension completion
  • Campus El Segundo athletic fields
  • Improved Recreation & Parks programs

Community Leadership
  • City Council: 1984 - 1996; 2004 - Present
  • Mayor: 1988 - 1996 (didn't seek re-election in 1996)
  • LAX Area Advisory Committee
  • LAX Petitioners Advisory Committee
  • FAA Roundtable
  • Aviation Safety & Noise Abatement Committee
  • Senior Citizens' Housing Board
  • Hyperion Citizens Forum
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation District
  • El Segundo Chamber of Commerce Board Member & Committee Chair
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Founding member of Ed! Foundation Superintendent's Roundtable
  • Chevron Community Advisory Panel
  • Planning Commission
  • SBCCOG Homeland Security
  • El Segundo Disaster Council
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • RACES (Disaster Amateur Radio)
  • Los Angeles County Vector Control District
  • Municipal Area Express
  • Automobile Driving Museum Docent & Driver

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