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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of MalibuCandidate for City Council

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Jennifer Blue Denicola

Non-profit Executive
1,630 votes (10.11%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve pacific coast highway safety, parking, pedestrian crossing and mitigate traffic
  • City of Malibu to sign on to become an enviromentally sustainabile ciity and ensure all decisions are made with an earth friendly, green perspective.
  • Good governance: A city that works for its citizens improving resident interaction with the building and permit process, helping local business thrive, and holding outside agencies responsible for their part in protecting Malibu

Experience

Biography

Jennifer graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science from Kelley School of Business. She then earned a Masters Degree in Teaching from National-Louis University

Jennifer has devoted a large portion of her adult life educating, protecting and advocating for children. Outside of Malibu, she has sat on the board of various organizations including several Home Owners associations, spent years on PTA and served as PTA President when her children were in elementary school. She was the proud recipient of her Deer Valley Unified School District PRIDE award for her service. Jennifer was also a substitute teacher for elementary school children.

Jennifer served as an elected board member of the La Costa Homeowners Association. She is currently on the PCH Safety Task Force working to make PCH safer, improve parking and pedestrian crosswalks. Jennifer is leading the effort to install guard rails on Malibu Canyon and has built a coalition of support from the Lost Hills Sheriff, LA County Fire Battalian Chief, City of Malibu, Senator Pavley's office and Supervisor Kuehl's office. 

When teachers were diagnosed with cancer, Jennifer led the effort to protect children and teachers and remove toxic PCBs, banned by Congress, from the Malibu schools, which led to her founding non-profit America Unites for Kids. Jennifer was successful in a holding the school district accountable to comply with Federal law and remove all PCBs. During this effort in Malibu she learned that there were also 26,000 schools across the nation, putting 14 million children in danger from toxic PCBs. She built a coelition of experts, scientists, and environmental leaders and took this issue to bi-partisan Senate leadership and the White House. Senator Ed Markey released a report confirming that the EPA has degrigrated their duty to enforce the law and protect children in schools and has committed to proposing legislation to test all schools and provided funding to remove PCBs from our nation's schools.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Good governance is the foundation of an effective and prosperous city. Our country and our city is suffering from a drought of statesmen and a flood of politicians. It's like a diet full of calories with almost no nutrition. 

A statesman leads and doesn't bow to wailing that often passes for opposition. The statesman follows the path blazed by John Adams, who said "Always stand on principle even if you stand alone,"

Our city was founded to protect our citizens and preserve our rural community. Our city must work harder to protect our residents. Not one resident of Malibu should be subjected to the life-threatening conditions of a dangerous highway right at our front doors, poisons used throughout our neighbourhoods that threaten our health, subpar education in dilapidated buildings, or be stuck in the parking lot of PCH to simply get to the grocery store or go to work. No man, woman, or child should forfeit their health and well-being because of gridlock in the political system.

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