Jennifer Imhoff for City Council
Politics has become overly divisive. Far too often, it becomes a question of who a candidate is running against and what she opposes, rather than about the issues that keep our community from moving forward. As your candidate for San Jose City Council in District 5, I'm running for the members of my community.
I'm running for restoring the partnerships between our city government and the small, family-owned businesses that make up the backbone of our community, as well as the non-profit and NGO groups that can best serve those who have been left behind in our latest economic boom.
I'm running for reining in the out of control, wasteful spending that has contributed to yet another budget shortfall, while San Jose enjoys near record-low unemployment and record high tax collection.
I'm running for accountability in government. Too many backroom deals negotiated without transparency or input from the community members whose lives are impacted has lead to a loss of trust in the leaders that are supposed to represent their constituents, rather than incestuous special interest groups.
As a third-generation Silicon Valley resident, with roots reaching into the Central Valley, I have been in touch with the issues and challenges that have faced our community my entire life. As your District 5 City Council member, I'll be committed to restoring a city government that works for the members of the community, and ensures that all the voices in our wonderfully diverse city are heard.
I'm Jennifer Imhoff, and I'm running FOR San Jose.
I had the wonderful honor of addressing the 8th grade students at Piedmont Middle School yesterday for Career Day; to encourage them to be more engaged in their community civics.
The City of San Jose, along with associated organizations, hosted a community meeting on Thursday night to discuss the pending “Tiny home” housing developments. Mayor Sam Liccardo and Council Member Tam Nguyen were present along with Jack Morales-Ferrand City of San Jose Director Housing, James Stagi City of San Jose Acting Division Manager, Kevin Elliott of Habitat for Humanity, and Andrea Urton from HomeFirst. Each discussed their role within the project, addressed frequently asked questions, and then addressed questions from the community.
Neighbors and Friends,
My name is Jennifer, and I am running for San Jose City Council District 5. I am a proud 3rd generation citizen of San Jose. My grandparents settled here in the 1950s having tended the orchards from Morgan Hill to Sunnyvale and also helped build the same roads we still drive on today. My grandfather left the field to work for IBM, and rooted our family in what has now became Silicon Valley. Growing up in a middle class family and working to put myself through college at Foothill Community and continuing my education at San Jose State University, I understand our daily struggle.
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