LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Contra Costa County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Mike Ali-Kinney

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Richmond

This is a copy of information submitted to elections officials by the candidate

My name is: Mike Ali Kinney

My age is:

My occupation is: Self Employed

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My name is Mike Ali-Kinney. Following the footsteps of my mother, I have been a proud resident of Richmond for my entire lifetime. I have witnessed its history with its successes and failings. I view the City and its vast resources as an underrated jewel of the bay area. One need only to take a look at BART, Amtrak, freeways, San Pablo and Macdonald Avenues to know that Richmond is a transportation hub for people on the move.

We need to take immediate action to improve our unemployment and underemployment rates, improve economic development, reduce crime including youth violence, and improve our image while avoiding further tax burdens.

We must take advantage of faith-based organizations, neighborhood councils, and community activists. We must support and defend our neighborhoods and businesses, our children and our elderly, and increase the visibility of our shoreline, SS Red Oak Victory, the Richmond Museum, the Point, the Heights, the Annex, Hilltop, the downtown, the parks and villages.

We can no longer tolerate a dysfunctional city council. We need fresh eyes, new ideas, and better communication between our officials and our neighborhoods. We need to work together. I invite you to call me at 510-478-4569.

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