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City of Long BeachCandidate for City Council, District 1Short Term

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Misi Tagaloa

Nonprofit Housing Executive
512 votes (18.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increasing Affordable Housing
  • Addressing Homeless Crisis
  • Cleaner Air and Neighborhood Justice

Experience

Biography

I’m the Executive Director of a non-profit housing organization. As your City Councilmember, I’ll be dedicated to creating affordable housing and improving your family’s quality of life. I support community-based policing and expanding programs that keep our children out of gangs and off drugs.  I’ll clean up Long Beach politics and increase jobs and opportunities for our residents.  I will expand City Programs for children and seniors, training youth for employment, protecting clean air and water, address climate change and promote small business opportunities.

Education Degrees:          

-         Bachelor’s – Civil Engineering (University of Hawaii)

-         Master’s – Business Administration (CSU Long Beach)

-         Master’s/Doctor’s – Theology (Claremont)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe in the soverignity and divinity of the individual.  In areas where the individual is subject to limitations, the individual contracts with others to form a social union that seeks to promote peace and ensure the survival of our planet.  From this social contract societies are form, communites come together and organizations exist.  The social contract is instantiate into our beings, but how it manifests in society is always in flux and every generation gets an opportunity to re-affirm it and have it be meaningful during their time.  The relevant question: Does it still serve the collective, or just a few?  When too many individuals are left behind, it is encumbant upon leaders to modify the manifestation so it tends toward a more perfect union.  We are experiencing chaos now in our country at the very upper echelons of power.  There is a disturbance of order and the only antidote is speaking truth to chaos.  The first district race in Long Beach is a local manifestation of a national problem and truth is the medicine.  We need to ask questions: Who benefits from these social structures?  Who is suffering?  Where are people being left out?  This is an opportunity to craft a newer manifestation of our founding documents "that all are created equal and endowed by their creator with inalienable rights."  Our unions should establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, promote the general welfar and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

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