The Belmont City Council elections will be held on on Thursday November 3, 2015. There are two seats out of five up for election, plus City Clerk and City Treasurer positions. The individuals who’s terms are expiring soon include; Mayor David Braunstein, Council member Cathy Wright, City Clerk Terri Cook and Treasurer John Violet.
“Listening to our neighborhoods and building thoughtful consensus is what our City Council must do, and I will use my expertise in municipal issues to help us find common ground, candidate Doug Kim said. “We deserve no less and I’m committed to building a better Belmont that preserves our unique way of life and makes a great City even better.”
Kim is a transportation/environmental planner. He is committed to creating a supportive environment within the City Council and wants the neighborhoods in Belmont to speak their minds so they can all work together. Also running for this election; Dwight Looi a Director/Product Development. He also has many ideas for improving the city of Belmont. Looi wants to look at the traffic congestion on Ralston Ave and see if improvements can be made, he will stand against ethnic and racial “quotas” with employment, practice financial responsibility without making property taxes go up and much more. The third candidate running is Davina Hurt; Mother/Attorney/ City Commissioner. If elected she plans on improving the buildings, sewers and streets of Belmont. Hurt also wants to expand and improve the parks and recreation areas and is dedicated to making sure the fire and police departments remain successful.
“I will balance the overall needs of the community with the rights of each Belmont resident; and I will always believe in the power of coming together to make good things happen,” Hurt said.
This election will be the first countywide all-mailed ballot for a consolidated town, school and Special District Election. This is the result of AB 2028 passed in 2014.
“San Mateo County’s pilot program will provide a unique opportunity for all jurisdictions in our County to increase voter registration and participation while substantially reducing the costs of conducting local elections,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.