Thursday, January 11, 2007

Claremont Campaigns

Tony Krickl's article in the Claremont Courier details the start of a few Claremont city council campaigns:

Over the weekend, the campaigning for Claremont’s city council election, held March 6, began with 3 candidates holding their campaign kick-off events. On Saturday, city council candidate Opanyi Nasiali spoke to supporters and potential voters at the Claremont Place, with incumbent candidates Mayor Peter Yao and Mayor Pro Tem Jackie McHenry kicking off their campaigns the following day. More election coverage will continue with further kick-off parties scheduled for next weekend.


In fulfilling one of her campaign promises, Ms. McHenry has said that she took it upon herself to review city finances with the goal of optimizing the way Claremont spends tax dollars and cut down on unnecessary spending.

“Don’t we have better things to do with $13,000 than throwing a going away party for two council members?” she asks the audience. “Because of my opposition to that, we now have a policy where going away parties for council members are capped at $500.

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