Carol Schlaepfer, Pomona City Council District 6 candidate

As a 14 year resident in the Yorba District of Pomona, I have been involved in many Grass Roots endeavers for our city. Presently as Neighborhood Watch block captain. As such, I have become only too aware of our need to gain control over the high crime rate in our city. A city plagued with numerous gang activity and homicides. Neighborhood Watch groups afford us the perfect opportunity to make a difference. I will encourage a “city wide” program.
If elected, I will form an Ethics Committee, to oversee City spending in areas of no return for our investment, along with “cloudy” spending.
A city must be run like a business, and good business requires good investments.
With money made available, I intend to foster a much needed growth in our police and code enforcement departments. I will also encourage respect for all of our city employees, but especially towards our hardworking P.D.
Pomona, as a city, is in a unique position, geographically speaking.
We are centrally located among the 60, 71, 57 and 10 freeways. We have a beautiful Metrolonk train stop, within walking distance to downtown. A perfect position for bringing in new business and shoppers. Our potential is enormous, and possible. Naturally, we must first create a safe and attractive environment for our future business’s. We must become more business friendly, by offering tax breaks or credits, making permits easier to attain, thinking outside the box, and attracting developers who can deliver on time.
I would push for the beautification of Gary Ave., just north of the 10 freeway. Gary ave., as the gateway to our downtown, is in serious need of a clean up and revitalization. Attractive gateways, attract visitors.
Finally, as a retired Aerospace Electronics Designer, who has spent my entire career as a team player. I am a big believer in team work, and would encourage such among all Council Members. I would also encourage city wide communication thru town hall meetings. I would also encourge respect for all, and would work hard towards healing our presently divided city. We can raise our standards with simple changes. We must all work together to foster a better Pomona for everyone. As your Commom Sense candidate, I fully believe in our potential, and will work towards our possibilities.

John Mendoza, Pomona City Council District 6 candidate

Two years ago voters in District 6 were urged to vote for the current city councilman for district 6, because he was the only so called only qualified candidate at the time who could get the job done. Now, two years later voters in district are urged not to vote for the current city councilman because he has been ineffective in representing the district. Ineffective in delivering services to improve our streets, side walks, alleys, trimming trees and ineffective in stopping violent crime. Recent FBI statistics confirm that murder and forcible rape increased in 2006 and 2007. There were 19 murders in 2006 and 27 murders in 2007. The last two years at Pomona City hall has been shaken by infighting and wasteful spending while the criminals walk our streets. Voters in the Pomona District 6, think before you take any more recommendations of who to vote for because special interest power grabbing is behind the scene<WC>.<WC1>
Therefore, I John Mendoza ask for your vote this November 4th for the office of councilmember for district 6 to get a clean start in the district to get the job done that was never started which is improving the district and the city of Pomona.
As a resident of District 6 of N Pomona for over twenty years and a father of two young adults John and Veronica I understand the importance of public safety for our children. Public safety is the number one top priority.
As a resident in the community I have always advocated to our city officials the need to invest in programs for our youth, infrastructure improvements such as alley paving, street and sidewalk repairs, speed humps on dangerous streets and so on.
And finally as a resident in the district I have always voiced concern over the issue of improving communication between residents and city hall in the decision making process.
Your vote will guarantee maximum input to City Hall.
Your vote will guarantee more Neighborhood Watch Groups.
Your vote will guarantee improved street repairs, alley paving, tree trimming, and sidewalk repairs.
Your vote will help and contain gang violence in the city.
Vote John Mendoza for District 6 Pomona city council Johnmendoza08 @yahoo.com

Stephen Atchley, Pomona City Council District 6 incumbent

I am asking my neighbors to reelect me to the Pomona City Council, district 6 on November 4th. By voting for me, you will get an educated, honest, hard-working public servant who is dedicated to rebuilding the economic base of our city.
Just this year, the city faced a budget deficit of $10 million. We simply do not have a strong commercial base in Pomona that will generate the tax dollars that we need for improvements in public safety, streets and alley paving, graffiti abatement and tree trimming. Instead, the council chose to reduce the deficit by cutting city jobs and services. Some of these cuts were probably desirable, but certainly not all of them.
This year’s ballot will include a measure to increase sales taxes by a penny per dollar to pay for some of these services. I am opposed to such tax increases because they will cause shoppers to look outside our city for many purchases. Wouldn’t you drive a few extra miles to save hundreds of dollars on a new or used car or ten or twenty on your major shopping trips? I don’t believe that this is the way to solve our budget deficits.
Every candidate running for office supports increases in city services, as do I. I am unique in having a clear and simple plan to increase jobs and business growth to provide the revenues to allow us to make needed improvements. I believe that our city is poised for such growth. This growth must be environmentally sound and visually engaging.
I have already begun to take steps to make our city more inviting to commercial development. We have many new businesses in district six, as well as downtown and throughout the city. Just this summer, I dedicated a new outpatient nursing business, a new classic car dealership, a new car wash and will soon see a new Wing Stop restaurant open in my district. I have commitments to bring in a new “Fresh and Easy” market and Starbucks, as well as a new medical office center and drugstore.
As a resident for forty-six years, I have seen better days and as a seasoned leader, I can visualize better days to come. I am committed to the many improvements we all long for and, most of all I am committed to the job of revitalizing the local economy to make these improvements possible.

Danilet Querubin, Pomona City Council District 6 candidate

My name is Danilet Querubin and I am running for Pomona City Council, District Six. I am excited to run and strongly believe that my qualifications meet the standards you seek.
Pomona has many unique qualities that separate it from other cities. From the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds that brings thousands of visitors every year, to Cal Poly Pomona and Western University that serve as excellent institutions for working students, museums that are nationally recognized to our beautiful historic neighborhoods. This is a short list of the many qualities that make Pomona a great place to work, live, and visit.
I am running for Pomona City Council because I am determined to work and move our city forward. In today’s economy we must have leaders that are willing to work hard and not afraid to look for opportunities to help improve our city. Our challenges have tripled with homeowners defaulting on their mortgages, increased criminal activities, homelessness and loss of revenues due to state and federal cuts. Our small business community is depending on Pomona’s leadership to help them stay afloat during these tough economic times. Pomona needs new vision, new ideas, and a representative that cares and that will not be afraid to deal with these tough issues.
I have volunteered on issues related to gang problems, homelessness, graffiti, organized Neighborhood Watch groups, and Girl Scouts programs. Through these efforts I have learned that our children deserve a chance to live in a positive environment free of crime and full of opportunities.
As your representative, I will keep the residents of District Six informed through a newsletter and help organize Neighborhood Watch programs to ensure participation and awareness from every neighborhood.
District Six needs a dynamic leader now, one who will focus on attracting new jobs, increasing revenue sources, and addressing issues that face our diversed city. I am honored to have been endorsed by the Pomona Police Officers Association and the San Bernardino Public Employees Association.
Your attention to our city elections is greatly appreciated. For more information please visit my website at www.daniletquerubin.com On November 4th, please vote for Danilet “Dani” Querubin.