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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of AuburnCandidate for City Council

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Sandra Amara

Attorney/Legal Mediator
4,110 votes (27.91%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fire Prevention and Public Safety, including selection of a Police Chief who is responsive to the needs of our community.
  • Maintaining a balanced budget, including attracting sustainable businesses and tourism to increase and diversify our revenue stream.
  • Infrastructure, including road improvements, and the expansion of bike lanes and pedestrian walkways.



Profession:Mediator/Attorney/Educator/Planning Commissioner
Lifetime Educator, Grammer Schools, Middle Schools, High School and Junior College at different time periods since 1977 (1977–current)
Attorney/Mediator, Self (1994–current)
Auburn Planning Commission, City of Auburn — Appointed position (2015–current)
AUSD, School District — Elected position (1994–2006)


USF and Lincoln Law School California Teaching Credential, Junior College Teaching Credential, Masters degree in psychology, J.D., Education, Psychology, Mathematics, Law (1993)
USF and Lincoln Law School Lifetime Teaching Credential, Masters, and J.D., Teaching, Psychology and Law (1993)

Community Activities

Attorney/Board Member KidZ Kount, KidZ Kount (2013–current)
Board Member, Right Hand of Auburn, Non-Profit for Homeless (2016–current)
St Vincent de Paul, Non-Profit for Homeless (2014–current)
President, One Voice Performing Arts, Non-Profit (2014–2016)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (1)

  • Current Auburn City Council Mayor Bridget Powers

Political Beliefs

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Background,and Qualifications


It will cover my background, my service to this community, and and my priorities.

I am a lifelong resident of Auburn, raised all of my children here, and have owned a business in Auburn since 1993. My community means a lot to me, which is why I have served more than 15 years of actiuve leadership , including serving as Trustee for Auburn Union School District, the Auburn Planning Commssion, and as Attorney for Auburn's KidZ Kount.

This dedicated community service along with my occupation as an Attorney/Mediator working to resolve high conflict disputes often involving complex legal issues, has prepared me to be uniquely qualified to serve Auburn.

My abililty to work together with diverse interests in formal and informal colaboration will allow me to help our beautiful city to thrive as the vibrant and livable community it is. I would be truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Auburn as your new City Council member.

I see many challenges ahead of the City of Auburn. We must ensure public and fire safety, attract and retain high quality sustainable businesses, improve our streets for pedestrians and bicycles, and encourage affordable housing for our work force and seniors.

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