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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Jane Sullwold

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Alameda

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Golf Commissioner/Lawyer
  • Brown University 1976 (magna cum laude)
  • Harvard Law School 1979
  • Practicing California lawyer since 1979
  • Golf Commission, 2005 - present
  • Golf Commission Chair, 2007 - present
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Controlling our budget, including addressing unfunded liabilities
  • Jumpstarting renewal of Alameda Point
  • Increasing public involvement and participation
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Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Alameda asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Key Endorsements
  • Bay Area News Group
  • Councilmember Doug deHaan
  • Nick Cabral, unofficial "Mayor" of the West End
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Position Papers
Golf Lessons
It has been a long and arduous process to get to the place we are today regarding the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. As a member of Alameda's Golf Commission since 2005 and its chair since 2007, I have dedicated myself to preserving our golf heritage and securing golf in Alameda for the future. During the course of that mission I have learned a lot of things that I believe will serve me well as a member of Alameda's City Council. Here's what happened, and the lessons I learned:
The Facts About Pensions
The issue of the cost of, and liability for, pensions and retiree health benefits provided by the City has arisen at every candidates' forum this year. But not everyone appears to appreciate the seriousness of the problem. So let's look at the numbers.
The Cost of "No Cost"
Many people -- including me -- have praised City staff for negotiating a "no cost conveyance" of 918 acres of the former Naval Air Station from the Navy to the City of Alameda. And few can argue that obtaining the property for "no cost" is better than paying $108 million for it -- which was the price tag formerly demanded by the Navy. But let's make sure that everyone understands the actual terms of the deal.
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