Name : Steven Glazer
Age : 55
Place of residence : Orinda
Attended college : Yes
College : San Diego State University
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 1979
University : NA
Degree : NA
Year of graduation : NA
Job titles held : President, Glazer & Associates
Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Orinda City Council
First elected: November 2004
Previous elective offices : Student Body President, San Diego State University
Name : Alex Glazer
Title : Campaign Manager
Dear Orinda Friends:
It has been a distinct honor serving you and the Orinda community as a member of the city council and as Mayor. Working with my fellow council members, I believe that we have fostered an open and collaborative environment to effectively resolve conflicts and chart a positive course for our city.
I am proud that the city of Orinda has weathered the difficult financial times of the last several years; and, in fact, we have accomplished much including:
Maintaining a balanced budget and prudent reserves – Orinda has avoided many of the post-retirement pension and health obligations that have become so problematic for many government agencies. Necessary budget cuts and staff reductions, while never easy, were accomplished in a way that minimizes the impact on services to residents.
Improving the planning and design review process – A streamlined, common-sense approach has benefited homeowners who want to renovate their property, as well as residents who want to ensure that remodeling fits into the character of our unique neighborhoods.
Maximizing our scarce road repair dollars – Our plan for road repairs, while far from complete, maximizes benefits and cost efficiencies. And, while we have had two close defeats on road tax measures, we have had success in securing federal and regional grants for road repair work. Improving roads remains my highest priority. I strongly support Measure L, a ½ cent sales tax increase. It is an important first step in funding our 10-year road and drain repair plan. A link to the plan is here.
Expanding citizen involvement – I am particularly proud of our efforts to engage more citizens in the decision-making process of our town with the establishment of new advisory and oversight committees on finances, infrastructure, and traffic safety.
I hope to continue the progress we've made and I would be honored to have your support.