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May 28, 2008 > Anna May - Candidate for 2-year term on Hayward City Council

Anna May - Candidate for 2-year term on Hayward City Council

Anna May has served the Hayward community for many years. She joined the Rotary club in 1998 and served as the South Hayward Rotary Club President from 2003-2005. Currently a Hayward Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Ms. May has been a member for the past 15 years. She also owned a small business in Hayward for 10 years called "Rickshaw."

Born and raised in Hayward, Anna May graduated high school early and traveled extensively as a model, a long way from a job in politics. She feels that her travels enabled her to receive a "real life" education with people of many cultures and backgrounds. Tired of being away from her family, she opted to once again call Hayward her home.

If elected, Anna priorities are to do everything in her power to change the mini-loop, visit with the Planning/Building Department at city hall to learn more about their operation and how things can be streamlined. She would like to influence the public to get more involved in Hayward's decision-making process.

She feels that with her leadership, gentle but effective persuasion, she will also be able to promote community involvement between the city and its people more efficiently. May believes that everything in the City is related and we have to see the whole picture.

When asked about the loop she admitted she disliked the idea and readily had some ideas to offer. "First, we need to time the lights better downtown and along Jackson, Foothill and Mission Boulevard - this will take time but we must work very hard to make Hayward the kind of place where people want to live so that there aren't so many people commuting in and out of our city. Instead, they will live in our wonderful city and therefore we can cut down on the traffic congestion! "

Anna agrees with the City Councils recent decision to oppose Proposition 98, because it doesn't adequately protect mobile home owners which in Hayward are mostly senior citizens. "I am endorsed by The Hayward Mobile Homeowners Association."

She also supports prop 99, she feels it's a better way to control eminent domain. Anna May strongly opposes the Power Plants. She feels that the land trade agreement the current City Council made with CalPines needs to be reexamined. "We need to make some tough decisions as to how our city is going to be run. Hayward has a prime location in the bay, we have a shoreline and panoramic views of the bay. We have Cal State and Chabot. Beautiful Parks and trails. Where do the power plants fit into all this? They don't."

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