City Council Candidates Dorothy Englund and Sue Noack: What's the Difference?

The 2014 race for Pleasant Hill City Council offers voters a clear choice.  

Three-term incumbent Michael Harris and challenger Sue Noack represent the old-guard, business-as-usual power structure, funded by special interests and responsive to real estate developers and public employee labor unions.

First-term incumbent Jack Weir and challenger Dorothy Englund represent the reform-minded, grassroots, citizen-led movement to make city government more accountable and responsive to residents.

Because the two female challengers are not well known to voters, many wonder how they differ from one another. This summary may help:

DOROTHY ENGLUND vs. SUE NOACK:  

HOW DO THEY COMPARE?___________________________________________________________________

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

DOROTHY ENGLUND:  23 years of experience

  • Pleasant Hill Elementary Education Foundation (PHEEF) Founding Board Member, Treasurer
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary PTA, Auditor, Member of the Board
  • Advocate - Children with Special Needs
  • And much more too lengthy to fit in this space

SUE NOACK:  7 years of experience

  • Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education (FPHE) Founding Board Member, Treasurer
  • Strandwood PTA and PHMS PTSA President, Member of the Board
  • Chair, 2010 MDUSD Measure C Bond Oversight Committee

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CITY GOVERNMENT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

DOROTHY ENGLUND:

  • SIX YEARS AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS of research, analysis, and participation at City Council, Commission and Committee meetings.
  • Working knowledge of city and state laws governing Pleasant Hill.
  • Extensive experience as a citizen watchdog, combating abuse and representing the interests of all residents on a range of issues, including:

Real Estate Development and Land Use

General Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Traffic Safety

Economic Development

Budget, Controlling Costs of  Employee Compensation and Pensions

Worked to Defeat Measure T  –  City Utility Tax rejected by voters in 2010

Organizer for 2014 City Clerk Recall Campaign

SUE NOACK:  NONE                

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PUBLIC AGENCY FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE

DOROTHY ENGLUND:

  • CPA - KPMG Peat Marwick, Senior Audit Manager and Business Advisor

 Audited Financial Statements

  • Budget vs. actual performance
  • Income and expenses
  • Assets and liabilities
  •  Pension audits

            Dorothy's clients included large, complex public agencies, including:

  • Contra Costa County
  • Alameda County
  • University of California
  • City of Oakland

SUE NOACK:  NONE

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LEADERSHIP ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO RESIDENTS

DOROTHY ENGLUND:

  • Safe Neighborhoods Alliance Program, President
  • Pleasant Hill Citizens for Responsible Growth, Vice President

Tireless dedication to representing residents on development and other issues that impact health, safety and property values in Pleasant Hill.

SUE NOACK:  NONE

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WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE

AND A PROVEN TRACK RECORD, 

DOROTHY ENGLUND

WILL BEST REPRESENT RESIDENTS!

Join Pleasant Hill Citizens for Responsible Growth in supporting Dorothy Englund and Jack Weir for City Council 2014

Join Pleasant Hill Citizens for Responsible Growth in supporting Dorothy Englund and Jack Weir for City Council 2014

VOTE NOVEMBER 4

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