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Alameda County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Barbara Halliday

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Hayward

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Strengthening Hayward Neighborhoods

● Worked through our Neighborhood Partnership Program to bring City officials to neighborhood meetings to address problems and concerns and ensure prompt and adequate follow up.

● Worked with Caltrans to minimize impacts of the 880/92 construction

● Strongly supported and participated in our Keep Hayward Clean and Green Program, which sponsors clean-ups in different neighborhoods each month

● Promoted the revitalization of shopping centers such as Fairway Park Shopping Center and helped bring new restaurants to Southland Mall

Increasing Public Safety

● Fought for the opening of new police substations in Downtown and South Hayward

● Worked with BART police to increase security at the Downtown station in the wake of shootings there

● Made anti-gang efforts a top priority for Hayward Police, resulting in multiple arrests and decreased gang activity

Improving Downtown

● Helped Downtown restaurants and other businesses through tough economic times by promoting small business loans and informational seminars, partnering with building owners along Foothill to give it a facelift, and holding street parties and other Downtown events to attract shoppers and visitors

● Supported the award-winning mural and utility box art program that has saved Hayward thousands of dollars in graffiti removal costs and is now being expanded throughout the city

● Brought families to Downtown with summer movie nights and Light Up the Season

● Promoted the Shop Hayward Program, to encourage Hayward residents to shop in Hayward and stimulate our local economy

Protecting Our Environment

● Supported green building regulations for new commercial and residential properties

● Supported the installation of new solar panels and energy saving measures at the City's sewage treatment plant

● Strongly opposed the East Shore Power Plant on Clawiter and helped persuade the California Energy Commission to deny its permit

● Supported legislation to reduce Styrofoam and other plastic material pollution in the Bay

Supporting our Children and Youth

● Promoted and volunteered in after-school homework support programs at city libraries and Longwood Elementary School

● Worked with Hayward school officials to address truancy and violent behavior in schools

● Worked with city planners and developers and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District to ensure adequate playground facilities for kids in existing neighborhoods and new developments

● Helped reduce litter on city streets as part of Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force clean-ups

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