Traci Reilly: The Bullets
- Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission 2006- present, Chair 2008-present
- Lafayette No Solicitation Ordinance, February 2009
- Lafayette Juniors 1999-2009, President 2002-2003 and 2004-2005
- B.S. Business Administration, Finance and Marketing, California State University, Sacramento
Reilly has lived in Lafayette for nearly 20 years and has three sons in grades 3, 7 and 9.
Where She Stands:
- Believes city staffing should be adjusted to match current level of service
- Fixing roads is a priority, but must reduce city expenditures first before asking voters to consider new taxes
- Does not support the Charter City proposal or Property Transfer Tax as a way to raise funds
- Not anti-development, pro-thoughtful growth
- Supports existing General Plan, but does not support the Downtown Specific Plan (DPS)
- Quality-of-life factors such as road, traffic and safety need to be considered when developing the downtown
LamorindaPatch: Do you have a particular platform or issue of interest this election year?
"I am running on bringing a fresh voice and perspective to the City Council, thoughtful growth and fiscal restraint. In addition, as I have stated on my web site, I have a strong interest in fixing our roads and keeping a focus on public safety."
LamorindaPatch: What are your plans for Lafayette if elected?
"If elected, I will listen to the community and their concerns. A concern for many residents is the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP). Many residents are unhappy with the prospects of Lafayette's population growing by 19 percent. The majority of the growth would be in the downtown area, which will create more traffic and congestion. The city has spent close to $1 million in Redevelopment (RDA) monies on consultants for the DSP, this does not include staff time. This money could possibly have been used to pay off the loan to the General Fund, which would have freed up more money for roads and public safety. I will be a consistent voice for more funding to go to road improvements so that we can eliminate the backlog of needed repairs. Lastly, I will be a consistent voice for thoughtful planned growth that will take into account the quality of issues that face our residents, such as traffic, roads and public safety."