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Alamo council candidate Brad Waite

 

Brad Waite, who has lived in Alamo for 17 years, has been a quiet force in the Alamo Improvement Association. Over the past 10 years, the 48-year-old resident has worked in a number of positions within the AIA and is currently serving as its president. "The pulse of the community is AIA," he said.

Waite said he knew early in the incorporation effort that the town was fiscally viable and that creating a government to use those local dollars was a solid plan. "It is time for Alamo to take control of those decisions and make them for ourselves," he said.

He noted that as a town, Alamo would have a seat on regional committees. "We can make noise but we need a seat at the table," he said.

Waite said that one of the big issues that will face the new Alamo council is the town's budget. "With a $3 million debt I think setting a very tight budget is the top priority," he said. "Go into savings mode until we get our feet on the ground."

Another concern would be downtown traffic. He advocates keeping Danville Boulevard as it is and not widening the lanes.

Waite said besides his financial background he brings good negotiating skills to the council. "I think I'm good at compromising. I never go into a decision without looking at all sides," he said.

More about the candidate

Married with two children; active with children's sports; BA's in business economics and psychology UC Santa Barbara; president, Mortgage Banking; Zone 36; AIA

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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