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 WHY
Loella Haskew

 

 

 In these turbulent times, Loella’s calm leadership style as mayor has been essential. 

 ~ Former Mayor Gail Murray

 Leadership we can count on

As this year’s Mayor, I’ve proven I have the experience, commitment, and professional credentials to lead our community through unprecedented times and toward a stronger, more resilient future for all.

 

In my eight years of leadership as a councilmember, we’ve accomplished much:  The All-Abilities Playground, the Lesher Center outdoor stage, significant sustainability programs, increased roadway funding, safer walk-bike routes for schoolchildren, expanded senior transportation options, additional open space, expanded homeless services, more affordable housing units, a strategic economic development plan, and the community-based “Your Parks, Your Future” work to modernize our aging recreation facilities.

 

Currently, I lead the Rebound Project, helping businesses re-open as we transition through the COVID-19 crisis.

 

As the only councilmember with a professional financial background, I’ve championed fiscal decisions to ensure Walnut Creek’s future.  Key among these, we established a pension trust to buffer the impact of rising pension costs, implemented a robust 10-year financial forecast, and increased our reserves, enabling us to weather the economic hit of COVID-19.

 

My priorities include:

  • Rebuilding and enhancing our economy

  • Exploring and implementing modern initiatives for public safety

  • Revitalizing arts, recreation and library programs

  • Preserving our quality of life while addressing local housing needs

  • Ensuring our City’s strong financial future

 

Through this year of tremendous change, one thing remains constant--my faith in this community.  Walnut Creek truly does work together.  I am proud to provide leadership you can count on and I ask for your vote.

HEAR Loella

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 Walnut Creek's economic future will require Loella's pragmatism and optimism along with her proven fiscal track record and accounting expertise. 

 

 ~ Former Mayor  Gary Skrel

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