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San Ramon mayoral candidates differentiate themselves at virtual forum

Original post made on Sep 29, 2020

The race to lead San Ramon as the next mayor saw candidates trying to set themselves apart during an online forum last week as they debated the finer points of local issues in their efforts to win voters.

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Posted by geezer36
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

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I thought that Mr. Hudson' presentation was the most informed of any of the six candidates at the Forum on September 24th. His plan was only one of the three that I could understand. And - which also made sense. Based on the results of the forum, my vote will go to Dave Hudson. And you should consider a vote for him as well.


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Posted by 50 year resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 13, 2020 at 9:21 am

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I see in your endorsements that you played it safe again. --two incumbents and the District 3 representative endorsed by most of the current City Council. I would like to point out that Dave Hudson (and Sabina Zafar) have nothing to lose by running for Mayor. Both will remain on the Council and their votes bear just as much weight as that of the Mayor. The current Council paints a rosy picture of the city finances, but is that really the case? The pension debt alone is huge and growing every day. That may be true in a lot of cities, but I don't see a plan in San Ramon for reducing that number. Residents will be paying for it eventually if the Council doesn't plan ahead. I am voting for Aparna Madireddi, a breath of fresh air and someone who has a good grasp of the city budget.


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Posted by 50 year resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

50 year resident is a registered user.

I originally intended to put this post on this Editorial, but accidently put it on the article about the Mayoral candidates. I am repeating it here.

I see in your endorsements that you played it safe again. --two incumbents and the District 3 representative endorsed by most of the current City Council. I would like to point out that Dave Hudson (and Sabina Zafar) have nothing to lose by running for Mayor. Both will remain on the Council and their votes bear just as much weight as that of the Mayor. The current Council paints a rosy picture of the city finances, but is that really the case? The pension debt alone is huge and growing every day. That may be true in a lot of cities, but I don't see a plan in San Ramon for reducing that number. Residents will be paying for it eventually if the Council doesn't plan ahead. I am voting for Aparna Madireddi, a breath of fresh air and someone who has a good grasp of the city budget.


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