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Santa Cruz County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Mike Rotkin

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Santa Cruz

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: College Teacher/Councilmember
  • Four-time Mayor of Santa Cruz
  • Five terms on Santa Cruz City Council
  • Founding member: Westside Neighbors; Westside Comm. Health Center
  • Chief Negotiator, UC-American Federation of Teachers
  • Director: Santa Cruz Comm.Credit Union; Vision Santa Cruz; Food and Nutrition Services
  • Five terms, Board Member, Santa Cruz Transit District
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Protect and expand City services and salaries/benefits for public employees.
  • Expand City tax base to support environmental protection, affordable housing, and City services.
  • Involve Santa Cruz residents in City planning and decisions that affect their neighborhoods
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Key Endorsements
  • Third District Supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt
  • Seaside Company President Charles Canfield
  • City Firefighters and Police
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Position Papers
Mike Rotkin's Views on UCSC Growth
The University should only be allowed to grow if it first mitigates the impact of that growth on the campus and in the local community.
Issues Facing the GLBT Community
The GLBT community is faced with many issues related to equality. We need to move beyond tolerance to respect and appreciation for the contributions of the GLBT community.
Economic Development in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz has many opportunties for economic develpment, but we need to build a community consensus about the kind of development we can actively support in our community.
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