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Elections 2012: Traci Reilly, Candidate for Lafayette City Council

Lafayette resident Traci Reilly is running for one of three seats on the Lafayette city council

General Information

Name : Ms. Traci Reilly
Age : 45
Place of residence : Lafayette

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : CSU, Sacramento
Degree : BS - Business Administration (Finance and Marketing)
Year of graduation : 1989

Grad school

Employment Information

Job titles held : Pharmaceutical Representative
Employers : Mc Neil Consumer Products

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Lafayette City Council
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2010

Party HQ

Address



Campaign Manager

Name : Deborah Barr
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : www.tracireilly.com
Facebook : Traci Reilly for Lafayette City Council

Other facts

I am the mother of 3 school aged boys. My husband Kevin and I have lived in Lafayette for almost 20 years. I was fortunate to get introduced to Lafayette Juniors. I was a member for 10 years and their President twice. It was a wonderful experience. In addition, I currently serve on the Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission, and have since 2006. I have Chaired it since 2008. I have, and continue to be involved at our local schools in jobs both big and small. I feel that my experience in both the schools and community give me a good understanding of the issues that are facing our community. I want to engage the community on important issues and bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the Council. I would appreciate your support.

lovelafayette September 08, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I am happy to see you running, yours is always a fresh and thoughtful voice. Thank you for your years of public service. I do not see achieving an open and transparent government on this Patch statement. I feel this is THE most important issue, as it affects everything in town. I often see you at City Council meetings. The autocratic and paternalistic attitude of council is a frequent complaint, a barrier to attendance and participation at meetings. How will you increase attendance and public participation at Council meetings? Would you consider changing to a Q and A format for public comment at council, allowing comments BEFORE and AFTER the council debate? The current format (3 minute comment with timer buzzer before the council debates, and then sit down and shut up) stifles public participation and is the source of frequent complaints by speakers. Please comment on past Brown Act violations by Council and PTRC; what lasting impact do you feel the intervention by the DA has had on compliance? What will you do to fully implement all provisions of the Brown Act and Public Records Act and insure they are honored by all government representatives, all the time? The sun just does not shine on government is Lafayette.
Traci Reilly September 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Thank you for kind words. While I might not have specifically stated that transparency and greater participation are an objective, it is something that I have been in support of for years. As Chair person of a City's Crime Prevention Commission, I value public input and hopefully make residents who attend our meetings feel valued and listened to. In addition, I spoke out publicly a few years ago about having all City Commissions, including my own, take part in having all our meetings publicly noticed using the City's email distribution. Now, all commission meeting agendas are emailed to those people who request them. While it is not a perfect system, it is an improvement from the way that it was done before. So while my words in a campaign statement might have omitted this topic, my past and current actions have surely shown that it is something that I value and will support.
Robert Singer September 27, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Way to go Traci! Very well said.
lovelafayette October 01, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I thank you for "going on the record" about the role of the rest of us in government. Vote for Traci Reilly.

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