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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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Ciudad de VallejoCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Rozzana Verder-Aliga

Councilmember/Senior Manager
14,837 votos (15.24%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Enhance Public Safety and Fire Protection services
  • Support and Promote Economic Development and Job Growth
  • Maintain and Sustain Financial Stability

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Councilmember/Senior Manager/ Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist
Senior Mental Health Services Manager, Solano County Behavioral Health (1995–current)
Councilmember, City of Vallejo — Cargo elegido (2014–current)

Educación

American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology, Counseling Psychology (2007)
University of San Francisco Master of Arts, Marriage, Family Counseling (1988)
University of the Philippines Bachelor of Music, Music Education (1978)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Soroptimist International of Vallejo (1997–current)
Member, Vallejo Chamber of Commerce (2016–current)
member, Filipino Community of Solano County (1986–current)
Member, Vallejo Sister City Association (2005–current)
Member, Community Democratic Club (2015–current)

Biografía

 I am passionate about Vallejo and I am honored to serve you as Councilmember and Vice Mayor for 2016.  I am a 35-year Vallejo resident, married to US Marine Corps and Army Veteran/ Mare Island retiree, Nestor Aliga. We raised three sons who all attended Vallejo’s public schools. Two of our sons graduated from college (UC Davis and San Jose State University)  and our youngest son is a freshman at UC Santa Cruz.

As a public servant, Senior Mental Health Manager, and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, I have dedicated my life to serving children, youth, families, seniors, and veterans. I also served as community organizer, volunteer, music teacher, and as an elected Trustee with the Vallejo and Solano County Boards of Education for 18 years. 

I am an active member of Soroptimist International of Vallejo, Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Filipino Community of Solano County, Vallejo Sister City Association, Community Democratic Club and St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

I am council liaison to the Vallejo Sister City Commission, Human Relations Commission, Fighting Back Partnership Board and Arts and Culture Commission.

 

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Featured Endorsements

  • Osby Davis, Vallejo Mayor
  • Erin Hannigan, County Supervisor, District 1

Organizaciónes (11)

  • Community Democratic Club
  • Vallejo Firefighters IAFF Local. 1186
  • IBEW Local 1245 PAC
  • IBEW Local 180 PAC
  • African American Alliance
  • Friends of the FIlipino American Commmunity PAC
  • California Real Estate Political Action Committee
  • Napa Solano Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Napa Solano Central Labor Council
  • Vallejo Chamber of Commerce VALPAC

Funcionarios electos (15)

  • Jess Malgapo, Vallejo Councilmember
  • Linda Seifert, County Supervisor, District 2
  • Mike Thompson, US Congressman
  • Pippin Dew-Costa, Vallejo Councilmember
  • Terry Curtola, Former Vallejo Mayor
  • Tony Intintoli, Former Vallejo Mayor
  • Dr. Tony Ubalde, Vallejo School Board President
  • Ward Ace Stewart, Vallejo School Board Trustee
  • Burky Worel, Vallejo School Board Trustee
  • Rosemary Thurston, Solano Community College Trustee
  • A. Marie Young, Solano Community College Trustee
  • Erin Hannigan,County Supervisor, District 1
  • Lois Wolk, State Senator
  • Susan Bonilla, State Assemblywoman

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters (5)

How do you propose to reduce crime in Vallejo?
Respuesta de Rozzana Verder-Aliga:

Public safety/ crime reduction is my priority as Councilmember. During my 3 year tenure on the council, the city hired a new police chief that has worked under the direction of the city manager and city council.  The council approved funding to increase police staffing from 80 to 123 positions; Additionaly police officers are assigned to field operations patrolling and responding to emergency calls; a police advisory committee was formed to review protools, programs, and crime prevention efforts; a Crime Reduction team (CRT formerly Safenet) was formed and 6 sworn police officers were assigned to this unt to reduce violent crime, seize illegally possessed firearms, identify crime trends and address neighborhood problems through policing strategies; this unit also places  a strong emphasis on prostitution-related activities; continued funding of the police cadet program;  added two communications operators to receive and dispatch emergency calls for police and fire; added two code enforcement officers to enfore municipal code with regard to property maintenance; enhanced neighborhood watch programs and established community services section (CSS). I will continue to support these programs and make it a priority if I am re-elected to the City Council.

How will you go about bringing more businesses and jobs to Vallejo?
Respuesta de Rozzana Verder-Aliga:

My other priority is Economic development and bringing more businesses and jobs to Vallejo. I supported the revision and update of the General Plan. This Plan has these following components: guiding principles, Sonoma Boulevard Sepcific Plan, General Plan update, Zoning Code update, and Environmental Review. This plan lays the foundaton and framework for Vallejo's future in the next 25 years. Additionally, I supported increasing staffing at our Economic development division enabling the city to focus on growing the job and tax base through emphasis on publiprivate partnerhships and city owned assets. Department staff is responsible for coordinating internal and external economic developemnt activities.This past year, the city opened over 100 new businesses and the council approved an Exclusive Rights to Negotiate with Faraday Future for North Mare Island. Plans for the Vallejo Waterfront and Solano 360 are underway that will boost Vallejo's economy. The ED Division is also engaged in a county led effort  known as "Solano Moving Forward" , an initiative  that includes establishing ndstry clusters and idendifing sites available for large scale commercial development and preparing marketing materials. The ED department has also developed tools to better track inquiries from businesses and developers in a more coordinated and efficient manner.

Lastly the ED Division has partnered with the Planning Division to outreach to property owners such as the old sites of KMart, WalMart, Food4Less to discuss near term plans for marketingand developing their properties.

Police

Do you support a citizen review board of police conduct and procedures?

No se proporcionó respuesta.
Gun

What is your position on gun regulation?

No se proporcionó respuesta.
Mare Island

Mare island is a superfund site. How will you work toward getting it cleaned up in order to attract more business?

No se proporcionó respuesta.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

This November 8th is a very important election for Vallejo.  I am seeking re-election for a full term on the Vallejo City Council to “Maintain Stability, Sustain and Build Upon the Gains” our city has achieved since I took office as Councilmember on January 2014. 

During my 3-year tenure as Councilmember, Vallejo has seen significant growth.  As Councilmember, I supported and promoted the following priorities: Enhance Public Safety and Crime Reduction, Economic Development and Job Growth, Financial Stability, Infrastructure and Road Repairs and Community Engagement. My experience, passion, courage, and leadership skills have been instrumental in this march toward progress. 

 I have worked with the Mayor, fellow councilmembers and city staff to improve the way we do business in Vallejo.  I am aware that we are faced with many challenges; however, we are in a better position now than before.  Our future is bright, and I am confident that we are on the right track.  Let us use this momentum and work collaboratively to propel Vallejo forward.  I will continue working tirelessly, and together, we will keep Vallejo a safe, welcoming, business-friendly, financially sound, vibrant and diversity-celebrating community!  

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