RESTORE THE BALANCE
ELECT DENNIS COLEMAN to the HALF MOON BAY CITY COUNCIL
PERSONAL: 46 years old, married, one daughter; 7-year resident of Half Moon Bay.
CAREER: 20 years high-tech systems development, applications and marketing.
Currently, independent high-tech marketing consultant and magazine columnist.
EDUCATION: Duquesne University; philosophy/mathematics; University of Idaho
Graduate Studies Program; mechanical and nuclear engineering.
CIVIC INTERESTS: President, Neighbors' Alliance; Editor, Neighbors'
Alliance News Update; frequent speaker and commentator at HMB City Council
and Redevelopment Agency meetings, and in local press; author, North
Wavecrest referendum petition.
- An understanding of the Coastside economy and quality of life issues:
the balance required between HMB economic development and resource
- A career record of identifying and solving complex
- A solid understanding of Redevelopment law and its
accomplishments and abuses throughout the state
- High energy, ethics,
intelligence and effective communication skills
- The composition of HMB's City Council represents a gross imbalance
between local government direction and popular will
- Residents deserve a
genuine voice - not a politically-rigged rubber stamp - in determining Half
Moon Bay's future
- Voters can restore balance to the City Council and
control the nature and scope of Coastside development
- Taxpayers should
not be forced to subsidize private developers or the infrastructure they
- We can do better things with North Wavecrest than building a
750-house gated community, a second golf hotel, a third golf course, and
another RV park
- Creatively mixed and measured development can generate
more profit for the City, and incur less debt, than simply building more
houses and golf courses
- HMB's land use planning cannot exist in a
vacuum; we must grow, but we must consider the impact of growth on the
- HMB should promote a Coastside Forum to foster
communication and information sharing among Coastside communities, whose
decisions increasingly impact one another
Remember: it takes two City Council votes to stop eminent domain.
- A City Council that more truly reflects the views of the HMB electorate
- A determination to preserve and enhance what we have for the long-term,
rather than selling it off for empty promises or short-term profit
Coastside economy that includes more high-value products and services and
stimulates more high-value, local jobs with minimal or reverse commuting
- A City land use plan for the '90s and beyond that recognizes
that businesses and residents both win from playing our strong cards of
location and environment, while safeguarding our most precious asset, our
COMMITTEE TO ELECT DENNIS RICARDO BERNARDES COLEMAN (#950995);
DENNIS COLEMAN, TREASURER
231 SPRUCE STREET, HALF MOON BAY, CA 94019
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