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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Candidato para Miembre de Junta

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Ken Bukowski

822 votos (13.26%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Improve Transparency with a Quarterly Live Broadcast Meeting-(with Call-in Capability) to Publicly Talk about School Issues
  • Consider a Feasibility Study to Evaluate the level of Programs & Services provided in nearby Districts, and Potentially Consider Merger with another School District.
  • Improve Community Relations and Board Response to Concerns Raised by Parents and Teachers. Use the ECCL as a Tool to Bring the Entire Community together



Profesión:Videographer, former Emeryville Mayor/Council Member (Served 24 years) Former Small Businessman, (22 years)
Consultant, Emeryville Property Owners Association (2012–current)
City Council Member / Mayor, City of Emeryville — Cargo elegido (1987–2011)
Owner/Mamager, Christie Bar & Grill, Emeryville, California (1989–1999)
Owner/Manager, The Silk's Nightclub, Emeryville California (1977–1988)
Executive Director & Founder, Emeryville Chamber of Commerce (1986–1987)


New York City Community College did not complete the course, Marketing (1970)
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York Hiigh School Diploma (1969)

Actividades comunitarias

VOLUNTEER VIDEOGRAPHER, www,, ABAG - Association of Bay Area Governments, MTC- Metropolitan Transportation Commission (2014–current)
President, Watergate / Heart-2-Hart Toastmasters Clubs (2013–2014)
Founder Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, non-profit business membership organization (1985–1987)
President, Emeryville N.A.A.C.P. (1985–1987)
Volunteer Boys Club of America, Flatbush Boys Club, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1961–1963)


NOTE: I don't have a statement in the official voter pamphlet . I did not pay the required $894 to have a statement. That is a big out of pocket personal expense for a candidate to pay for a seat which only pays $100 per month. It is something the public should cover. Unfortunately, voters could mistakenly think I just didn't bother.....

I am a dedicated public servant. Lived and worked in Emeryville for 35 years. I was a co-founder of the Emeryville Child Development Center, a unique accomplishment serving pre-school children. I was the founder of the former Emeryville Chamber  of Commerce. I was elected to serve on the Emeryville City Council for 6 consecutive terms, incuding 6 one-year terms as Mayor. During my tenure we redeveloped 65% of Emeryville. We also created a unique partnership with the school district. The City bailed the school district out of bankruptcy. I was co-founder of the city-school committee and thereby creating a regular opportunity for both boards to meet.  Together the city and school district conceived the new ECCL Project, now coming on-line. I've been thnking of ways ECCL can benefit the entire community for a long time. For the last three years I have volunteered my time to publicly post all of the videos of the school board meetings, vastly improving public access to the school board meetings.


Fouuder of Emeryville Chamber of Commerce.


VIDEOGRAPHER- volunteer my time to video record meetings and events. The regional meetings are posted at   The local Emeryville meetings , including all school board meetings are posted on Emeryville Property Owners YouTube Channel

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I believe in total transparency with public information. I video record meetings and make them available to the public. My work benefits hudreds of people every day. My philiosphy is being useful to others. if you need help I wll be there for you. I have a positive attitude, and outspoken with the truth.

One of my accomplishents on the city council was merging the Emeryville City Fire Department with Alameda County Fire Department. I'm pround to say the city now saves about $1.5 million for fire services, annually. We have more available equipment, and more manpower. Italso allows firefighters to expand their training. We now have access to a boat and helicopter.It was not cost effective for the city to maintain its own department.

I would like tp explore the possibility of merging the Emery Unified School District with another school district.?  We might discover more resources could be available for the kids. There probably are good reasons why school district boundaries often extend beyond jurisdictional lines. The research will show us how we compare. We should look at the big picture.This idea would require community approval.

There seems to is a real disconnect between the board and the community. The Board seems insensitive. It's as if they don't want to share the issues with you. I seek to bring a new level of openesss. I want to create a quarterly community meeting. A live broadcst from ECCL. with a discussion of school issues. Parents wold have the ability to call in with questions and comments.I just feel there is not enough real communication of the issues. My work with videos sakes it possible for many people to make more informed decisions.

I seek to bring the community together with ECCL. We have a real opptunity to improve the connection with the business community, and dramatically inmprove fund raising. .

I am a dedicated public servant, always working to make the community more aware of the issues, seeking to make things better for everyone. With your help, together, we can give the kids in Emeryville the same programs and services available in other nearby cities. We can create a parent advisory committee and otain the necessary resources to give our kds what they deserve. I did enroll my nephew in Emery High a few years ago when I had temporary custody, and assumed the role of a parent for one year. I have institutional knowledge of the city. More than anything my goal is to serve your needs the community, to make sure your voice is heard. I seek to provide the maximum level of programs and services for the kids..


Documentos sobre determinadas posturas



Please check out my proposal for an Emeryville Annual Meeting which did not go forward when originally proposed.

Proposed annual Meetng


List of Ken Bukowski vieos of School Board and other ciy meetings.

Written Transcript prepared when the Measure for the $95 million school bond measure was placed on the ballot


Transcript of City-School Meetng when the bond measure for ECCL  was placed on the ballot.

The below transcript includes lots of stistical information about Emeryville relating to our school district

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