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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Kensington Police Protection and Community Services DistrictCandidate for Director

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Eileen M. Nottoli

Environmental Attorney
2,073 votes (34.12%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I support an independent general manager, a position without the inherent conflicts of interest found in our combined chief of police/general manager model.
  • I support obtaining competing bids for contracting police services. Looking at actual proposals is the only way to determine if we can better control costs while meeting community needs.
  • Putting the KPPCSD on a strong financial footing is critical.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Environmental Attorney
Of Counsel, Allen Matkins (2000–current)
Associate, Beveridge & Diamond (1990–2000)
Associate, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (1988–1990)
Research Chemist, Chevron Research and Chevron Chemical Company (1976–1988)

Education

University of San Francisco J.D., Law (current)
Northwestern University Ph.D., Chemistry (current)
University of Minnesota Bachelor of Chemistry, Chemistry (current)

Community Activities

High School Chemistry Olympiad for Northern California, California Section of the American Chemical Society (2015–current)
High School Chemistry Committee Chair, California Section of the American Chemical Society (2000–current)
Foster care provider, Guide Dogs for the Blind (2005–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • East Bay Times http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/10/19/editorial-end-kensington-intimidation-elect-nottoli-hacaj/

Individuals (12)

  • Pam Riley
  • Tom Dean
  • Don Dommer
  • Maria Adriaans
  • Donna Cramer
  • Chris Deppe
  • Kris Hafner
  • Joanne DePhillips
  • Chris Hall
  • Ciara Wood
  • Richard Lyon
  • Jim Watt

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

My Positions

Summary

My positions and priorities.

I want to serve as one of your elected directors on the KPPCSD Board, using my experience to help our community work together to balance sound fiscal management with active citizen-based governance.

As a 26+ year Kensington property owner, I care deeply about strengthening our community in the face of shrinking reserves and growing long-term debt. Like many of my neighbors, I’m eager to work together to restore sound community policing, transparency, and exemplary administrative practices. I have the time, temperament and dedication to help our board become better problem solvers.

I am an environmental attorney with the San Francisco firm of Allen Matkins. My education in chemistry led to a legal career advancing client interests through a broad range of regulatory environments. I have solved knotty, contentious public problems and I will use this experience to bring focus and creativity to the KPPCSD board.

I am open-minded and will gather data before taking action.  After evaluation of the Ad Hoc Committee’s findings, I recommend obtaining competing bids for police services from the interested agencies to determine whether we can save revenue while meeting community needs.  Regarding consolidating fire and police services, it seems reckless to consider this before the KPPCSD gets its own administration and fiscal house in order.  Splitting the General Manager/Chief of Police combined job is a top priority to ensure the best long term strategy for Kensington.

A top priority of our police services must be the ongoing monitoring and improvement of traffic hotspots, particularly the areas traversed by Hilltop Elementary children as they arrive and depart at school.  The structural safety of the Kensington Community Center, where children enjoy our invaluable KSEP programs, must be a primary concern of the KPPCSD.

You can find more about me at bit.do/eileen4kensington and enottoli4kensington@gmail.com

This is a pivotal election, and the future of Kensington as a financially viable and respected community is at risk.  I appreciate your support and ask for your vote.  

My Positions

Summary

This is a pivital election for Kensington and you deserve to know where I stand on issues.

Efforts to dissolve our fire district and incorporate its resources into the police district are misguided and reckless. The KPPCSD needs to get its own administrative and fiscal house in order.

After evaluating the Ad Hoc committee’s finding, I support obtaining competing bids for contracting police services. Looking at actual proposals is the only way we can determine if we can save revenue while meeting community needs.  

Whether we contract for police services or not, Kensington needs an independent general manager, a position without the inherent conflicts of interest found in our combined chief of police/general manager model.

 A top priority of our police services must be the ongoing monitoring and improvement of traffic hotspots, particularly the areas traversed by Hilltop Elementary children as they arrive and depart at school.

 

The structural safety of the Kensington Community Center, where children enjoy our invaluable KASEP programs, must be a first concern of the KPPCSD. 

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