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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
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My Accomplishments

By Abe Gupta

Candidate for Council Member; City of Dublin

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  • The City passed a fully balanced 2014-2015 Fiscal Year budget without the use of any reserves.
  • Moved forwarded on the Emerald Glen Aquatic Center.
  • Used various economic incentives to bring vibrant commercial growth to town which will provide long term stability and benefit.
  • Actively worked active regional economic development efforts and partners such as iGate, Innovation Tri-Valley, and Visit Tri-Valley to grow technology entrepreneurship in Dublin.


  • Dublin Blvd. Improvements (Sierra ct. to Dublin Ct.) + Measure B dependent.
  • Bikeways Master Plan Update, including a new Pedestrian component + should be heard by the City Council in late Summer 2014.
  • Golden Gate Drive Streetscape Enhancement Project received "Project of the Year Award for Small Cities" from the American Public Works Association Northern CA Chapter.
  • City was recognized as having Alameda County's highest pavement condition index by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Regional Streets and Rads Program for achievement in pavement maintenance.

  • Emerald Glen Recreation & Aquatics Complex + Phase 1- will go to bid by year's end with possible construction start in the first quarter of 2015 and a facility opening in Summer of 2016. Phase I includes a 31,940 square-foot facility with a fitness center featuring cardiovascular exercise equipment; an indoor pool for lessons, fitness classes, and lap swimming; an outdoor competitive pool for water polo and swimming, that features a climbing wall over the water; a playground pool, and a slide tower with high speed slides and loop slides. The project also includes multi-purpose room, birthday party rental room, a picnic area, and an amphitheater.
  • Fallon Sports Park + Expected construction start on the Lower Terrace- of a 60-acre community park in the first quarter of 2015 with a summer 2016 opening. This phase will encompass the lower-terrace of the park and include the following amenities: o 90-foot lighted baseball field o Two lighted synthetic turf soccer fields. o Adventure Playground o Group Picnic Area o Restroom/Concession Building o Parking and Walkways * Acquired land and developed the Master Plan for the Iron Horse Nature Park and Open Space.
  • Celebrated the Dublin Library's 100th Anniversary with an exhibit at the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums titled, "A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library."
  • Expanded hours at the Dublin Library + added 2 hours per week in the FY 2014-15 budget.
  • Future Library Space Expansion + Center for 21st Century Skills and Learning. Will build- out some existing unused space.
  • Expanded exhibits and events at Dublin Heritage Park and Museums.
  • Dublin Cemetery Expansion Project - This project would provide for the renovation of the Pioneer Cemetery and the construction of a new cemetery area adjacent to the Dublin Heritage Park. The project would include the acquisition from the Dublin Historical Preservation Association of an approximate 0.9-acre parcel south of the existing Pioneer Cemetery. The project, at build-out, could provide for an additional 115 plots for in-ground burials and 2,100 columbarium niches for cremains, and a bridge over the creek for pedestrian access to the expanded cemetery. Improvements would also be made to the existing cemetery site and landscape.

  • Adopted an Energy Conservation and Generation Element.
  • Developing Water Conservation Management Element.
  • Approved a Tobacco Retailer Ordinance.
  • Produced a long-term Trash Reduction Plan, designed to reduce the amount of litter by 70% within the City's storm drains, creeks, and waterways by the end of 2017.
  • Coordinated the 30th Annual "Dublin Pride Week" festivities, including Volunteer Day, a Water-wise Workshop, a food drive, and a household hazardous waste collection event.
  • Converted eight street median irrigation systems to recycled water.
  • Developed the Street Tree Ordinance.
  • Managed and expanded a recycling contest within the Dublin Unified School District to include all elementary and middle schools.
  • Completed the Energy Action Plan Project. * Coordinated Annual "Creek Clean-Up" Event.
  • Completed Citywide streetlight LED conversion.

  • The Dublin Farmers' Markets continues to grow with City-supported programming
  • Coordinated the "Live Healthy Dublin: Step 2 It Challenge" with over 350 participants
  • Received an "A" Grade from the American Lung Association (for non-smoking programs * 40% reduction in crimes against persons from March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
  • 12% reduction in property crime.
  • Participated in the 2013 National Night Out event, along with over 1,500 residents in 26 neighborhoods.
  • Hosted 10 bicycle rodeos and 15 safety seminars throughout Dublin.
  • Facilitated both a Citizens Academy and a Youth Academy for community participants.

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