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Los Angeles County, CA April 7, 2009 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Lenore Solis

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Glendale

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Why I HAD to RUN for City Council:

Democracy is exercised by the people through their elected agents ... Our City Council is accountable to us. They have a fiduciary responsibility along with our City Manager and Department Leaders to insure the long-term integrity of our Jewel City.

The fiscal secrecy and misdirection our Council and City Management have taken must be corrected with a line-by-line examination of how the people's money has been spent. Instead of starting with cuts that affect our police department, the cuts should start with the city vehicle pool, consultants, overtime, office rental space, the $100,000 Club, the underutilized old police building, Enterprise Services, etc.

My ideals represent smart residential and business growth that includes mixed-use development within a fiscally responsible environment. Every city desires the tax increment dollars that redevelopment brings. However, those dollars must not come at the detriment of our roads, infrastructure and neighborhoods.

In the words of Abraham Lincoln ... You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a person's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

I believe the truth is always the strongest argument. I look forward to answering your questions. Shalom.


Mother Teresa's "A Simple Path"

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives, DO GOOD ANYWAY. What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight, BUILD ANYWAY. People really need help but may attack you if you help them, HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY. Give the world the best you've got and you'll get kicked in the teeth, GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY.

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