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San Mateo County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
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Priorities and Accomplishments

By Larry J. Moody

Candidate for Council Member; City of East Palo Alto

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Leadership for Todays East Palo Alto-this is not the 90's we are moving forward and must find our relevance with the Peninsula community and Silicon Valley..
My Priorities as a council member
1. Expand the Police Dept. Staffing levels- a. Expand the Code Enforcement Div.
2. Maintain a balanced budget
3. Preference points for residents who apply for City Jobs
4. Full Measure C support for community-based youth programs
5. Senior center and senior assisted housing support
6. Establish and populate an Educational Commission-Recreation Commission
7. Expand Public Works Division; maintain parks, street paving, and graffiti-abatement
8. Open a Community Arts & Music Center

Civic Engagement-Elected Offices held: San Mateo County Housing and Community Development Commission Sequoia Union School District Bond Measure Commission East Palo Alto Measure C Task Force Commissioner Former Trustee for the Ravenswood City School District, Board member of the East Palo Alto Sanitary District San Mateo County, Re +Entry Peer Mentoring Coordinator (Achieve 180 demonstration project) Sam Trans Citizen Advisory Commission

Accomplishments: Ravenswood Board Member

  • As Board President we supported policies that were successful in raising the API Test scores 68 pts.
  • Provided a Balanced Budget every yr 2006-10
  • Lead a community effort to address LATE BUS SERVICE for former Ravenswood Students of EPA attending, Carlmont High School.
  • Founding Chairperson of Making it Happen for Our Children EPA (community development Education-initiative)
  • Instituted the Two by Two quarterly meetings which allowed The City-= District- and the Sequoia District to address Education and Facilities Issues related to EPA.
  • Provided Leadership towards the Passing of Two Bonds in six yrs. to assist with Teacher retention in Ravenswood District.
  • Founding Board member of the Ravenswood Education Foundation

Sanitary District + held rate increase down for three yrs. Extended the work/service days for all employee's from 32hrs to 40
  • Approved the purchasing of new Technology to assist with the evaluating of the pipes and services offered the community
  • Approved the purchase of New Trucks and mandatory upgrade of all Safety measures in the District.
  • Approved Board Norms that allowed for a more proficient meetings and Board member interactions.

  • 2010-Assisted EPA City Council, in reestablishing a California Police Activities League chapter in EPA.
  • 2007- Formed the Save our Saviors benefit Barbeque Cook Off at Jack Ferrell Park to raise support for victims of the Katrina Floods who were relocated to East Palo Alto
  • 2004 sponsored the 1st National Night Out, event, which continues today in 7 neighborhoods in EPA.
  • 2004- While serving Menlo Park Presbyterian Church as the Director of Local Ministry, the East Palo Alto Charter School, was chosen, as the site for the 1st service learning project in EPA. 1400 Volunteers participated in transforming 17 class rms, building a playground and soccer field. As a result of this successful endeavor, Compassion Weekends began. Today EPA Schools and Non Profits continue to partner with the Service learning Mission of MPPC.
  • 2004-Lead a Service Project at the East Palo Alto Senior Center, with 20 community volunteers. Cleaned out the storage areas and pulled wire for the instillation of computer for the Tap Center.
  • 2003-
  • 2002-Lead a Community effort to bring the San Francisco Giants Foundation to EPA, to build at Jack Ferrell Park the Tee Ball Pitching Machine Baseball Field...
  • 2002- Launched the 1st Annual AL Julian Track Meet in partnership with the Ravenswood School District. The meet is now in its 11th yr.
  • 2000- Held the 1st Coaches and Volunteers appreciation breakfast. Positive Coaching Alliance
  • 2000- Open the Moldoff- Zafferoni, East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club as the Social Education Director
  • 1996-2000-Former Program Coordinator Park Recreation/Community Services East Palo Alto
  • 1994-97- Former Director of the East Palo Alto Midnight Basketball League

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