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

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Judy Hegenauer

Retired Education Director
3,378 votos (20.8%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • By working with citizens, planners, and contractors, to ensure reliable and renewable energy sources (e.g., Community Choice Energy) to provide cheaper electricity and to help meet State-mandated greenhouse gas reduction goals
  • By working with developers and urban planners, to ensure that high stakes/big ticket redevelopment projects fit with the character of surrounding neighborhoods as well as with the City's small-town character
  • By working with local utility districts, to promote water conservation and water reclamation to ensure an adequate and affordable supply of water for all purposes for future generations

Experiencia

Biografía

Judy was raised in Michigan and educated in Ann Arbor.  She taught school there before moving to Solana Beach 45 years ago with husband Jack and two young boys.  She continued to teach special education students in San Diego while pursuing a Masters degree in Counseling and a Doctorate in Education at San Diego State University and the Claremont Graduate School Joint Doctoral Program.  

In her 15 years working with the State Department of Education in Sacramento, Judy directed program development, personnel, and budgets for several related State and Federal interagency collaborations in her specialty – school to work transition programs for special education high school students.  During that time, she volunteered for 6 years as a Governor-appointed member and then chair of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education.

In the ‘70s, Solana Beach was a small, unincorporated beachside community.  Judy joined the Solana Beach Town Council to press San Diego County into giving the community more local control.  The Town Council was the nucleus of efforts to incorporate the City of Solana Beach in 1986.  Judy is a long-standing member and an officer of the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, which has partnered with the City in local beautification, preservation of heritage sites, open space conservancy, civic outreach, and fund-raising for civic improvement projects. 

Ten years ago, Judy joined other community volunteers in the informal Solana Beach Clean & Green panel to advise the City on environmental issues.  She is now a member of the City’s new Climate Action Commission, which will help the City adapt to an unpredictable climate and to comply with State sutainability laws by writing a plan to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions.  One major goal of the climate action plan is to realize 100% renewable, cheap electricity generation – or Community Choice Energy -- within the next 20 years.  The climate action plan will be the linchpin of the City’s updated General Plan, which is a blueprint for sustainable growth and development for many years to come.

Judy holds a second-degree black belt and was a national competitor in Judo for many years.  After retirement, she has pursued her longtime creative passion – weaving -- which she has channeled into a small textile arts business in Solana Beach.  She and Jack – a retired biochemist – take ballroom dancing lessons to stay on their toes.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Deputy Mayor Peter Zahn
  • Mayor Dave Zito
  • County Supervisor Dave Roberts

Organizaciónes (2)

  • League of Conservation Voters
  • The Sierra Club

Funcionarios electos (2)

  • City Councilmember Lesa Heebner
  • City Councilmember Mike Nichols

Individuos (5)

  • Eric & Suellen Lodge
  • Former County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price
  • Former Councilmember Doug Sheres
  • Former Mayor Tom Golich
  • Former Mayor Tom Campbell

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

You may already know me and my work around the City.  I am running for one of the 3 seats on the Solana Beach City Council because I am always concerned about the future of our City.  I’m proud of how our City has developed over the years, and I want to see our progress continue.  I fought for incorporation of our City 30 years ago to secure independence from the County’s irresponsible land use decisions.  I support thoughtful, well designed development that minimizes negative impacts on neighborhoods and the community.  New development is vital to our City, but it needs to fit our small-town beachiness.  Development projects and other critical issues facing our City are complex and require dedicated focus to protect what we value.  My qualifications and experience offer a fresh, informed perspective to protect our community, preserve your property values, and safeguard our future.  This is why I decided to run.

What’s at Stake?  The majority of the Council is up for election.  The values and experience of each new council member will determine the future for our City.  There are several crucial issues that will alter the character of our City forever if not carefully guided.  None will have greater impact than upcoming major development projects that cumulatively can change the face of our City and our quality of life for decades.  Another is whether the Council and the public will continue to have the right to evaluate and require modifications of proposed development projects.  The outcome of this election will determine how these issues are balanced.  

My Approach to Decision Making.  I am independent and not aligned with any special interest group.  My independence enables me to focus on the interests of the community.  I am objective and strive to make rational, thoughtful decisions.  I listen to other points of view and work collaboratively to achieve consensus and attain reasonable outcomes.  I am fiscally conservative, and will work to minimize wasteful spending.  My guiding principles are:

  • Protect neighborhoods and the character of our community;
  • Conservative, prudent spending to maintain the fiscal strength of the City and provide adequate services;
  • Assure that new development is truly compatible and fits with the character of neighborhoods and the community; 
  • Preserve our property values and respect property rights for all; and
  • Strive toward a sustainable future for Solana Beach that will accommodate growth and adequate resources. 

My Values  

  • I support new development in Solana Beach and a more vibrant cityscape.  I want our City to grow on a path of progress that demands appropriate development of the right scale.  Our high property values tell the tale that this is the recipe for continued success.
  • I’m listening to you.  It is important to represent all areas of the City, east and west.  
  • Building or remodeling your home needs to be easier, and I will work to overhaul the Planning Department to streamline the process.
  • I want to hear from you to get all points of view to insure fairness and true representative government.  I don’t have all the answers and I want to collaborate with you.  A diversity of ideas makes us all wiser.
  • I pledge to maintain the fiscal strength of the City and protect neighborhood character by assuring that new development fits and is truly compatible.  Our property values depend on it. 
  • I have the qualifications, the experience, the values, the perspective of years of involvement in the City to serve you effectively as a Council member.  The challenging issues we will face in the near future require this perspective to make the best decisions.   My proven dedication to preserving the quality of our City matters … a lot.  

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My Letter to the Community on Issues Facing Solana Beach

Summary

Why I'm running for City Council.  The critical issues that make this an important election for Solana Beach.

 

My Letter to the Community on the Issues Facing Solana Beach

 

Dear Neighbor,

 

I'd like to introduce myself and explain why I'm running for Solana Beach City Council.  You may already know me through my years of civic engagement here.  But I now see the need for leadership in many areas that only the City Council can tackle.  Only a Council majority can secure the progress our City has made in promoting thoughtful, quality growth and developing a vision for sustainability that will guide the City for years to come.

 

Our City's beauty and location make it a wonderful place to live.  The City's quiet residential neighborhoods, businesses, safe streets, and stable finances are also a big part of why we live here.  These are worth fighting for as we plan the future of the City.  We should all want to continue the many public and business improvements that our present Council is making possible.  This is what I consider thoughtful, quality growth.

 

But I can't sit on the sidelines while there are so many complex community decisions coming before our City Council.  If not carefully considered, they could alter the character of Solana Beach forever.  How these issues are resolved will affect the quality of life we currently enjoy.  My qualifications, experience, and community-first values allow me to support growth while protecting community interests — a home run combination designed to enhance your property values and safeguard our future.

 

 

Thirty years ago, I fought for Cityhood to take control from the County Board of Supervisors, who were making irresponsible land use decisions and hurting our small coastal town.  I believed in community driven policy then, and I do now.  The key to our success and strong property values is finding the right balance between new and existing development.  Getting it right requires encouragement of projects that enhance our community character and improve our surroundings.  Property value will follow.

 

What's at Stake?

 

A majority of the Council is up for election.  The values and experience of each new member will determine the future of our City for years to come.  Crucial issues will come before this new Council that could alter the character of our city.  For example, major development projects may change the face of our City; the ability of the public and our elected Council to evaluate and modify proposed development may be threatened.  The outcome of this election will determine how these issues are resolved.

 

 

My Background and Qualifications. 

 

I moved to Solana Beach 45 years ago with my husband and two sons — a great move for our family.  From the beginning, I volunteered with local schools and community organizations.  I'm most proud of my work with the citizen's group that successfully incorporated our city and gave us control over our own affairs.  I also volunteered with the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society, serving three terms as president.  I am currently a member of the City's Climate Action Commission, tasked by the State with preparing a citywide action plan to assure future resources for the community.

 

I earned a PhD in Education at San Diego State/Claremont Graduate School and a Master of Science in Disability Rehabilitation Counseling.  I enjoyed a 12-year career teaching in our public schools, followed by 15 years as a Director of statewide education programs.  I was honored to be appointed by the Governor to the California State Advisory Commission on Special Education, where I served for six years, several as Chair.  The skills I gained — developing and working collaboratively with teams, managing budgets and contracts, handling complex personnel matters — will come with me to the Council.  For fun, I have a black belt in Judo and competed nationally.  Now I own a small textile arts business.

 

My Values and Approach to Decision Making. 

 

I am independent and not aligned with any special interest group.  This allows me to focus solely on the interests of the community.  I am objective.  I make thoughtful decisions.  I listen to all points of view and work collaboratively to reach consensus.  I bring a perspective to the Council that comes from years of civic engagement.  My guiding principles are:

 

» Protect neighborhoods and the character of our community;

 

» Maintain the fiscal strength of our City through prudent spending;

 

» Assure that new development is compatible and fits with our community values;

 

» Protect our property values and respect property rights for all; and

 

» Always ask: Will this action make the City more sustainable?

 

 

My Commitments

 

» I support new development in Solana Beach appropriate to our community character.  I encourage a more vibrant cityscape.  I want our city to grow on a path of progress that demands development of proper scale.  Our high property values tell the tale; this has been the best recipe for success. 

 

 

» I'm listening to you.  It's important to fully represent all areas of the city, East and West.

 

 

» The process of building or remodeling your home needs to be easier, because it's already complicated enough.  I will work to make sure the Planning Department concentrates on the big picture and doesn't bog you down in unhelpful detail.

 

 

» I want to hear from you.  I will get all points of view to ensure fairness and true representative government.  I don't have all the answers, and diversity of ideas makes us all wiser.

 

 

» I pledge to maintain the fiscal strength of the City.  I will scrutinize our spending and maximize the resources available to provide public safety and other services that our residents expect.

 

» I have the experience, qualifications, values and perspective, after years of engagement with our City, to serve as your Councilmember.  The challenges we face require this.  My proven dedication to quality does matter, because our Community Matters.

 

 Your support will make a difference.  Please help by casting your vote for me and, if you can, by contributing to my campaign.

 

 My Positions on important City issues are discussed on my website, Judy4Council.net.  I welcome your questions.  Write me at Judy4Council@att.net  or call me at (858) 314-8520.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Hegenauer

 

 

 

My Endorsements

 

» County Supervisor Dave Roberts

 

» Mayor Dave Zito

 

» Deputy Mayor Peter Zahn

 

» City Councilmember Lesa Heebner

 

» City Councilmember Mike Nichols

 

» Former Mayor Tom Campbell

 

» Former Mayor Tom Golich

 

» Former Councilmember Doug Sheres

 

» Former County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price

 

» Eric & Suellen Lodge

 

» The Sierra Club

 

» League of Conservation Voters

 

Your Contributions are important too!

 

You may not be aware that a vigorous and competitive campaign for City Council costs more that $15,000.  Your contribution at any level is truly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

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