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Prospective San Ramon City Council candidates begin to emerge

Original post made on Jun 8, 2018

While the November election is still five months away, with the announcement that Councilman Harry Sachs will not seek re-election, an opportunity has opened up for at least one person to bring a new face to the San Ramon City Council.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Franette Armstrong
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

We are so lucky in San Ramon to have citizens who are passionate enough about R. City to run for office!

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 8, 2018 at 1:46 pm

San Ramon needs candidates that will listen to resident's input and concerns. We do not need more pro development real estate agents that have the habit of ignoring actual residents.

Posted by Greg Carr
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 11, 2018 at 8:10 am

Sabina Zafar is the real thing. She is an American citizen who came to the USA as a young women with the intent of becoming an American and to participate fully in the fabric of our society. She wants to be our representative on the city council for all the right reasons: (1) ensure school safety, (2) demand local (not state-directed) control of development, (3) minimize development that negatively impacts the residents, (4) reduce traffic congestion, and (5) keep small businesses from being pushed out of the city by chain stores and big developers like Sunset Development (Bishop Ranch).

Sabina is a single working mother and is running for city council not for self-aggrandizement or as a stepping stone to higher office, but to represent and do what is right for the residents. She is not a tool of the current mayor and city council, she is an independent thinker and doer. When elected to the city council, she will work with other members of the city council, but she will always keep her focus on what is right for the residents, not what is best for moneyed and special interests.

Greg Carr, ex-Mayor, San Ramon

Posted by member
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm

If you haven't had a chance to meet Aparna Madireddi yet, you will be impressed. I am grateful to finally see a candidate like her.

Posted by mloliver
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

mloliver is a registered user.

I would agree with Member. Aparna Madireddi truly cares about the opinions and concerns of San Ramon residents. She has lived in San Ramon for 21 years has an impressive background of volunteerism and accomplishment, as well as knowledge of the City and it's finances. Thoughtful planning and the protection of open space is of special importance to her. To find out more about Apara and her platform, check out her website.

Posted by Question
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Ex-Mayor Gregg Carr notes that one of the reasons we should vote for Sabina is that she is a "working single mother". This term is used often nowadays, as a badge of honor. Years ago, if someone was a "Widow", meaning she was married and her husband died, she rightfully received sympathy and empathy. Now, the term "single mother" can mean many things: Never married and had a child out of wedlock, was married but divorced and ex is not a part of the child's life, or was married but divorced and ex is still a part of the child's life.

Which one of these applies to Sabina? And, more importantly, why is this even relevant to why I should vote for her? To many of us old school people, having a child out of wedlock is not an accomplishment to be bragged about by a politician, if this is applicable.

Posted by 44 year resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

I would vote to not re-elect Bill Clarkson. San Ramon has become overgrown and a traffic nightmare for such a small town. There are too many condos and too many developments in our San Ramon hills. The City has been trying to bully the small produce for years. San Ramon is becoming gentrified.

We are going to start and see more crime with the new shopping center across from Target. We already are experiencing more crime in San Ramon.
Bill Clarkson is a Real Estate agent and that is all he cares about... selling San Ramon.

Stop building in San Ramon, my opinion, don't vote for Bill Clarkson.

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