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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Lena Tam

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Alameda

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Lena Tam was elected to the Alameda City Council in November 2006, garnering the highest number of votes in that election. Her colleagues on the Council elected her as Vice-Mayor in 2006. During her first term on the Council, Lena has advocated vigorously for open and transparent government while providing leadership on tough issues. She has a proven track record of listening, asking the difficult questions, and building partnerships to advance Alameda's shared vision for a safe and environmentally-friendly community.

Through her leadership on the City Council, Lena forged alliances with our education, youth, business, historical preservation, and public safety communities to create over 5,000 good-paying green jobs, expanded economic development, and maintained the safety of our community. She has stretched our hard-earned tax dollars in partnership with the Park District, the School Board and the Boys and Girls Club to build a new community center on the west end.

In the past four years, partnering with the community and private companies, the City completed the new Alameda Free Library, renovated the award-wininng historic Alameda Theatre, built the Shinsei Gardens Veterans Housing, built Ruby Bridges Elementary School and Park, along with much needed improvements on Webster and Park Street.

Moving forward, Lena is committed to working on behalf of the community to strengthen partnerships with our schools, retain and recruit more businesses like Peets Coffee & Tea and VF Outdoors, maintain staffing levels for police and fire, and continue to deliver quality community resources such as the Mastick Senior Center.

Lena has also served Alameda's delegate to the League of California Cities, she servces on the Executive Board of the East Bay Division and has been a member of the Environmental Quality Committee and Water Task Force since 2007.

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