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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Ciudad de AnaheimCandidato para Consejo Municipal, Ward 2

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Jordan Brandman

Local Businessman/Educator
4,567 votos (39.4%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Honestly address homelessness by first demanding that other Orange County cities do their part. We deserve to have access to safe, well-maintained parks and public spaces. This includes providing more shelter capacity in industrial areas.
  • Hire 25 additional community liaison and gang intervention police officers and keep our youth from joining gangs. No more helicopters over our neighborhoods every night.
  • Attract higher-quality retail, dining, and entertainment options that meet our community's standards. Wouldn't it be great to drive down the street to a Trader Joe's? I think so.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Local Businessman/Educator
Vice President, Southern California Group (2017–current)
District Director, California State Assembly (2013–2017)
Director, Orange County Water District Board of Directors — Cargo designado (2015–2017)
Council Member, Anaheim City Council — Cargo elegido (2012–2016)
Director of External Affairs, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department (2011–2012)
Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees — Cargo elegido (2008–2012)
Trustee, North Orange County Regional Occupational Program Board of Trustees — Cargo designado (2009–2012)
Member (Chairperson, 2011-2012), Anaheim Public Utilities Board — Cargo designado (2007–2012)
Director of Government and Community Relations, Michael Brandman Associates (2007–2010)
Director of Education and Workforce Development, Orange County Business Council (2006–2007)

Educación

University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2002)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim (2008–current)
Member, Anaheim Beautiful (2009–current)
Member, Anaheim Historical Society (2008–current)
Board Member, Anaheim Family YMCA (2008–2012)
Board Member, Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim (2008–2012)

Biografía

Jordan Brandman has a long history of committed service to our Anaheim community.

Brandman was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2012. On the City Council, he led the efforts to successfully hire new police officers and firefighters, opened new parks, reinvested in community services and infrastructure, and created good jobs for residents through collaborative business partnerships. These policy priorities helped guide Anaheim to experience one of California's most robust recoveries from the Great Recession.

Previously, Brandman served as a Trustee of the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), one of the largest school districts in the state of California. In addition, he has served as the Chairperson of the Anaheim Public Utilities Board (APU) and as a Trustee of the North Orange County Regional Occupation Program.

During Brandman's tenure on the AUHSD Board of Trustees, academic standards improved, graduation rates increased, Anaheim High School was restored to its architectural glory, and Oxford Academy was recognized as the top-ranked high school in the state. While he was APU Chairperson, strategic programs such as the Underground Conversion program, the renovation of reservoirs, and the use of advanced renewable technologies led to APU's successful use of clean and efficient utilities. In part as a result of these efforts, APU continues to offer Anaheim residents some of the lowest utilities rates in Orange County.

In 2015, the Anaheim City Council appointed Brandman to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Water District. In that capacity, he supported the district's work to responsibly manage the region's precious water resources and develop the infrastructure necessary to sustain the quality of water Anaheim residents expect.

From 2002 to 2004, Brandman served as policy adviser in the Governor's Office for the Secretary of Education. He then served as a legislative aide in the California State Assembly, engaging with policy issues such as affordable housing, education, local government, and transportation. Brandman is currently a vice president at a local public policy and strategic government affairs firm focused on economic and infrastructure development. He is also a certificated substitute teacher and continues to be devoted to educating and creating opportunities for our youth.

Brandman holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Irvine. Over the years, he has been active in many community organizations, including the Anaheim Family YMCA, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim Historical Society, Anaheim Beautiful, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (ret.)
  • Anaheim Firefighters Association
  • Anaheim Police Association

Organizaciónes (11)

  • UFCW 324
  • SEIU USWW
  • LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Anaheim Municipal Employees Association
  • Orange County Labor Federation
  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Democratic Foundation of Orange County
  • Crime Victims United
  • Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC
  • Orange County Business Council
  • IBEW Local 47

Funcionarios electos (18)

  • CA State Assemblyman and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly
  • CA State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • OC Board of Education President John W. "Jack" Bedell
  • Irv Pickler, Anaheim City Council Member (ret.)
  • Shirley McCracken, Anaheim City Council Member (ret.)
  • Gail Eastman, Anaheim City Council Member (ret.)
  • Doug Chaffee, Mayor of Fullerton
  • Art Montez, Centralia SD Trustee
  • Anna Piercy, Anaheim Union High SD Trustee
  • Jeff Cole, Anaheim Elementary SD Trustee
  • David Robert Heywood, Anaheim Elementary SD Trustee
  • Steve Harris, Centralia SD Trustee
  • Karin Freeman, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified SD Trustee
  • Kathy Moffat, Orange Unified SD Trustee
  • Leonard Lahtinen, North OC CCD Trustee (ret.)
  • Barbara Dunsheath, North OC CCD Trustee
  • Connor Traut, Centralia SD Trustee
  • Barbara Quintana, Magnolia SD Trustee

Individuos (5)

  • Ernesto Medrano, Anaheim Public Utilities Board Chair
  • Michelle Lieberman, Anaheim Planning Commissioner
  • Sally Feldhaus, Anaheim Flag Day Committee Chair
  • Alden Esping, Anaheim Budget Commission Member (fmr.)
  • Phyllis Greenberg, Anaheim Housing Commissioner (fmr.)

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

A FAIR SHARE FOR WEST ANAHEIM

For too long, West Anaheim has been left last in line for attention from City Hall. As your City Council Member, I'll fight to make sure our fair share of the budget goes to improving our quality of life in West Anaheim. As Star Wars Land at the Disneyland Resort begins operations and the resort area sees increased hotel stays, I'll ensure that tax revenues come home to West Anaheim – Anaheim is our neighborhoods, and I'll make sure the City Council remembers that.

  HOMELESSNESS

Despite years of promises, statements of principle, and haphazard policy initiatives, homelessness continues to grow in our neighborhoods. We need to be compassionate, but firm, in attacking the root causes of homelessness and making our neighborhoods safe for all of our residents. As your Council Member, I will:

  1. Reassess Anaheim's participation in the Orange County Continuum of Care (COC). For years, the City of Anaheim has contributed to the COC in good faith, in the hope that the program would make progress. Despite some early successes, it is clear that the COC has not meaningfully addressed homelessness in Anaheim. If the COC can't effectively provide services that help homeless individuals, I will fight for the City to leave the COC and work with the Anaheim business community to fully abate homelessness in Anaheim's parks and neighborhoods. No human being should feel they have no choice but to sleep on road medians and in railroad right-of-ways.
  2. Create a real Neighborhood Improvement Fund, which will allow us to implement targeted, proactive programs to alleviate homelessness.
  REVITALIZING WEST ANAHEIM NEIGHBORHOODS

We deserve the best – the best city services, parks and public facilities, streetscapes, and neighborhood retail establishments. West Anaheim residents are equal partners in this city, and we deserve to have our city government give us the same care, attention, and results that other parts of the city receive. As your Council Member, I will:

  • Fully implement the Beach Boulevard Specific Plan. Beach Boulevard is a vital West Anaheim economic artery, and nearby neighborhoods in District 2 deserve to benefit from the long-awaited promises of the Specific Plan. I will advocate to fully implement the plan and bring West Anaheim the improved traffic flow, streetscapes, and safety investments we deserve.
  • Higher-quality retail, dining, and entertainment options. We work hard to provide for our families, and while other parts of Anaheim have seen growth, West Anaheim has not. Every minute spent in traffic on the way to a good grocery store or restaurant is a minute not spent with our loved ones. I will fight to ensure that any new development meets our community's standards for quality and gives residents new, higher-quality shopping options so we can keep our shopping dollars in Anaheim. Wouldn't it be great to be able to drive just down the street to a Trader Joe's? I think so.
  • Parks and recreation facilities. Our city's open and recreational spaces are regional gems that make it easier for us to live and play in this great city. But too often, they fall into disrepair. Our children and families deserve to be able to play and relax in spaces that reflect the priority we place on them, and parks and other public facilities should be of equal quality in every neighborhood. No more unpainted signs at Modjeska Park, or dry, dusty fields and restrooms without doors at Maxwell Park. Such conditions are unacceptable in a city as rich with resources as we are.
  PUBLIC SAFETY

By the numbers, West Anaheim is a safer place to live than it was ten years ago, but I know from conversations with my neighbors that it's sometimes difficult to feel that way. We need to capitalize on the progress we've made and fully commit to a safe Anaheim. On the City Council, I will:

  • Increase the Anaheim Police Department's sworn force by 25 police officers by 2022, bringing the total sworn force to over 430 officers. These will be funded without additional taxes by fully utilizing projected growth in general fund revenues. Our police officers have made clear that we need to invest in the specialized units, such as community policing and gang intervention, that prevent crime before it happens. As your representative on the City Council, I will listen to the experts and fight to invest in programs that work and make us safer.
  • Bring our Fire Department back to full strength. Over and over again, we hear from our firefighters about short-staffing and its growing negative impact on emergency response times and morale. The dangers of a lack of resources were made clear this past fall, when dozens of structures were needlessly damaged or destroyed in part because of bureaucratic mishaps within the Orange County Fire Authority. This will not happen in Anaheim. We need to get our fire and rescue force back to the full strength it had before the 2008 recession. West Anaheim can’t afford anything less.

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Jordan Brandman Candidate Statement

Summary

Jordan Brandman's statement of goals, priorities, and major endorsements for Anaheim City Council, District 2. 

The neighborhoods of Anaheim City Council District 2 have been neglected for too long. We’ve borne the brunt of years of misguided leadership from City Hall and need a fighter who will guarantee our community gets its fair share of resources.

 

If elected, I will:

1. Honestly address homelessness by first demanding that other Orange County cities do their part. We deserve to have access to safe, well-maintained parks and public spaces.

2. Hire 25 specialized community and gang intervention police officers to prevent our youth from joining gangs.

3. Bring back higher-quality retail, dining, and entertainment options. New developments must meet our community's standards. Wouldn't it be great to be able to drive down the street to a Trader Joe's? I think so.

4. Fight to repeal the fee hikes the current City Council recently imposed to use parks, libraries, and community centers. As wealthy as Anaheim is, we shouldn’t have to pay more to use our taxpayer-funded facilities. 

5. Keep Anaheim Public Utilities rates the lowest in Orange County.

6. Support creation of good-paying jobs.

 

Endorsements:

U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (ret.)

Orange County Board of Education President John W. “Jack” Bedell

California State Assemblyman and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly

California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anaheim Firefighters Association

Anaheim Police Association

Anaheim City Councilmember Gail Eastman (ret.)

 

Let's make Anaheim an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. I ask for your vote.

 

jordanbrandman.com

(714) 287-8062

Jordan Brandman's Platform

Summary

An election is a statement of priorities. This platform is my commitment to the residents of District 2. 

A FAIR SHARE FOR WEST ANAHEIM

For too long, West Anaheim has been left last in line for attention from City Hall. As your City Council Member, I'll fight to make sure our fair share of the budget goes to improving our quality of life in West Anaheim. As Star Wars Land at the Disneyland Resort begins operations and the resort area sees increased hotel stays, I'll ensure that tax revenues come home to West Anaheim – Anaheim is our neighborhoods, and I'll make sure the City Council remembers that.

HOMELESSNESS

Despite years of promises, statements of principle, and haphazard policy initiatives, homelessness continues to grow in our neighborhoods. We need to be compassionate, but firm, in attacking the root causes of homelessness and making our neighborhoods safe for all of our residents. As your Council Member, I will:

  1. Reassess Anaheim's participation in the Orange County Continuum of Care (COC). For years, the City of Anaheim has contributed to the COC in good faith, in the hope that the program would make progress. Despite some early successes, it is clear that the COC has not meaningfully addressed homelessness in Anaheim. If the COC can't effectively provide services that help homeless individuals, I will fight for the City to leave the COC and work with the Anaheim business community to fully abate homelessness in Anaheim's parks and neighborhoods. No human being should feel they have no choice but to sleep on road medians and in railroad right-of-ways.

  2. Create a real Neighborhood Improvement Fund, which will allow us to implement targeted, proactive programs to alleviate homelessness.

REVITALIZING WEST ANAHEIM NEIGHBORHOODS

We deserve the best – the best city services, parks and public facilities, streetscapes, and neighborhood retail establishments. West Anaheim residents are equal partners in this city, and we deserve to have our city government give us the same care, attention, and results that other parts of the city receive. As your Council Member, I will:

  • Fully implement the Beach Boulevard Specific Plan. Beach Boulevard is a vital West Anaheim economic artery, and nearby neighborhoods in District 2 deserve to benefit from the long-awaited promises of the Specific Plan. I will advocate to fully implement the plan and bring West Anaheim the improved traffic flow, streetscapes, and safety investments we deserve.

  • Higher-quality retail, dining, and entertainment options. We work hard to provide for our families, and while other parts of Anaheim have seen growth, West Anaheim has not. Every minute spent in traffic on the way to a good grocery store or restaurant is a minute not spent with our loved ones. I will fight to ensure that any new development meets our community's standards for quality and gives residents new, higher-quality shopping options so we can keep our shopping dollars in Anaheim. Wouldn't it be great to be able to drive just down the street to a Trader Joe's? I think so.

  • Parks and recreation facilities. Our city's open and recreational spaces are regional gems that make it easier for us to live and play in this great city. But too often, they fall into disrepair. Our children and families deserve to be able to play and relax in spaces that reflect the priority we place on them, and parks and other public facilities should be of equal quality in every neighborhood. No more unpainted signs at Modjeska Park, or dry, dusty fields and restrooms without doors at Maxwell Park. Such conditions are unacceptable in a city as rich with resources as we are. Any reinvestment in our parks and recreation facilities should include study of accessible exercise equipment, dog parks, and other useful amenities that let our residents stay in Anaheim for their recreation needs.

PUBLIC SAFETY

By the numbers, West Anaheim is a safer place to live than it was ten years ago, but I know from conversations with my neighbors that it's sometimes difficult to feel that way. We need to capitalize on the progress we've made and fully commit to a safe Anaheim. On the City Council, I will:

  • Increase the Anaheim Police Department's sworn force by 25 police officers by 2022, bringing the total sworn force to over 430 officers. These will be funded without additional taxes by fully utilizing projected growth in general fund revenues. Our police officers have made clear that we need to invest in the specialized units, such as community policing and gang intervention, that prevent crime before it happens. As your representative on the City Council, I will listen to the experts and fight to invest in programs that work and make us safer. As we expand our patrol and intervention resources on the ground, I will work with the Police Department to reduce their dependence on aerial surveillance so our families can sleep soundly at night without police helicopters buzzing overhead.

  • Bring our Fire Department back to full strength. Over and over again, we hear from our firefighters about short-staffing and its growing negative impact on emergency response times and morale. The dangers of a lack of resources were made clear this past fall, when dozens of structures were needlessly damaged or destroyed in part because of bureaucratic mishaps within the Orange County Fire Authority. This will not happen in Anaheim. We need to get our fire and rescue force back to the full strength it had before the 2008 recession. West Anaheim can’t afford anything less.

Videos (4)

Announcement — November 1, 2018 Brandman for City Council 2018

I'm running for City Council in District 2 to focus the city on alleviating homelessness, improving community services, and making our neighborhoods safe for everyone. Join us!

Better — November 1, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/JordanBrandman/videos/1558539830958258/

District 2 deserves the best – well-paved roads, safe neighborhoods, and high-quality shopping and amenities. Together, we can make it happen. #AnaheimCD2

Jordan Brandman's commitment to the best schools for all — November 1, 2018 Brandman for City Council 2018

Our children's future should be all of our concern – not just the school district's. When we work together, we can create pathways to success for every child in Anaheim! #Anaheim #CD2

The Anaheim Renter's Tax Credit — November 1, 2018 Brandman for City Council 2018

One of the things I hear almost daily is how tough it's become to afford rent. Housing affordability is one of Anaheim's greatest challenges, and we need to address it. Here's a short video outlining my plan for the Anaheim Renter's Tax Credit. Qualifying individual renters could receive up to $200 per year from the city, and qualifying families could be eligible for up to $400 per year – without increasing taxes one cent. Take a look and share! Questions? Leave them in the comments. #Anaheim #CD2

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