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Bob Seldon: Democratic Candidate for City Council in Santa Monica

The former chair of the Northeast Neighbors is seeking a seat on the City Council.

General Information

Name : Mr. Bob Seldon
Also known as : Bob
Age : 65
Place of residence : Santa Monica

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.)
Degree : B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Year of graduation : 1969

Grad school

Ph D.

University : New England School of Law (Boston, Mass)
Area of research : J.D. (law)
Year of graduation : 1975

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : NA

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Santa Monica City Council
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Campaign Manager

Name : Bob Seldon

URLs

Website : www.seldonforcouncil.com

Other facts

*Co-founder, former 2-year Chair and current member of Northeast Neighbors; *Worked on prior campaigns of Ted Winterer and Kevin McKeown; *Active in the Save Our Beach movement that placed a successful initiative on the Santa Monica ballot that stopped construction of hotels on the beach, including a luxury beach hotel at 415 PCH to preserve the site for the community beach club which we can now all enjoy; *Participating member of the Oaks Project, which placed a successful Initiative on the Santa Monica ballot prohibiting City officials from accepting financial benefits from parties that benefited by more than $25,000 in any 12 month period from the official’s decisions; *Formerly a Judge Pro Tem in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Superior Courts; *Currently a Probation Monitor for the California State Bar. My priorities are to: *stop the crush of overdevelopment and gridlock while balancing the budget; *implement zoning that implements LUCE in a way that benefits residents; *limit or terminate operations at Santa Monica Airport to improve quality of life for residents; *protect the residents of the Village Trailer Park and restore the Senior Center at Palisades Park; *determine the extent, if any, of City liability for unfunded pensions and other benefits, and modify the pension plan for future City employees if appropriate; *make residents the primary beneficiaries of City expenditures; *restore Council liaisons to the City’s boards and commissions in order to gain more direct communication re the issues before the boards and commissions, and decrease total reliance on staff in that regard; and *work closely with the neighborhood associations and residents regarding matters coming before the City council

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