Facts >> Fremont 2010
Can Help Preserve Coyote Hills and Improve Fremont
In 2010, Fremont voters will have an opportunity to elect two
council members. It is our intention to elect officials who share
For council member, we want someone who
puts a community’s quality of life ahead of
interest groups such as developers.
Over the years, many on the city
council were appointed (by the mayor) to the planning
commission and used the position as a step to the
council. Bob Wieckowski, city council candidate was
appointed to the planning commission by ex-mayor
Morrison; Suzanne Chan, also a city council candidate
and backed by a large
real estate developer John Dutra in Fremont, was
appointed by Bob Wasserman to the planning commission.
Without independent thinking and limited
debate, council’s approval of uncontrolled development
has continued to strain city services—schools, police,
fire, street maintenance, etc., and quality of life.
Vinnie Bacon, is well qualified and would
be a voice for the voters of Fremont. With master’s
degrees from UC Berkeley in urban planning and
transportation engineering, he is currently a technical
support manager in the software industry. He was a
proponent of Measure K, initiative to protect Coyote
Hills. He accepts no campaign donations from developers.
The other well qualified
Kathy McDonald, who also accepts no contributions
from developers. As a leader in school PTSAs, successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations, and past director of recruitment research for a global company, she knows how to engage diverse community groups to accomplish reach goals.
We need to elect city council members who would have a fresh
approach—who understand what would constitute quality of life for Fremont
residents, who draw strong businesses into the city, who work more closely with
the school district when evaluating proposed developments, and who reach out to
neighboring cities on common issues. Friends of Coyote Hills endorsed
Vinnie Bacon and Kathy McDonald for Fremont City
we the people
should stand up to special interest groups and help to
preserve Coyote Hills from massive development for
present and future generations!
Read about how the
Friends of Livermore helped to elect a full slate of city
council members who support the preservation of open space and oppose urban
sprawl. Through grassroots efforts such as community
outreach and use of email groups, we can do the same in