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City of San DimasCandidate for City Council

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David V. Estrada

Retired Labor Negotiator
1,739 votes (12.24%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintaining a high level of public safety. Which means making sure that sure that our contract with the Sheriff’s department continues to provide us the world class police force that we deserve.
  • Revitalizing our economic and business infrastructure.
  • Standing up to the bureaucrats in Sacramento who are stripping us of local control over our ability to direct the growth and development of our City’s General Plan and issues like housing density.

Experience

Biography

I’ve been a proud resident of San Dimas for 40 years. My professional career was in Organized Labor. One of my specialties was negotiating labor agreements to successful conclusions. I was also adept at involving the community in issues of economic and social justice. I served as a director of a division which oversaw contract administration of 30 Hospital and Health Care contracts. I finally accepted a position in Wash DC as a National Coordinator for the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership, where I worked closely with Kaiser and 11 international unions to grow the company and administer our labor agreements.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The 35 plus years that I worked in Organized Labor taught me that real power to govern people effectively is in the people themselves. That’s why the constitution gives us the power to elect our citizen legislators. In city government we hire consultants and professional civil servants to advise and make recommendations to the city council, but if we don’t fully engage the community in making those decisions, then we shouldn’t be surprised when the people chose to reverse those decisions. Knocking on doors and getting neighbors involved in issues that affect them is what it’s all about. Making sure that these communities are engaged in issues that affect them directly. If you do this, they will stand by you and support your decisions because you are reflecting their input on change.   

 

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