July 28, 2000

Political Notes:

Supervisors Vote to Oppose Brown Field Expansion

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to oppose the proposed expansion of Brown field. The reason stated for the vote against the proposal were: "The proposed Brown Field expansion plan is fatally flawed -- environmentally, economically, and operationally," stated Supervisor Ron Roberts.

Roberts went on to say, "Brown Field is an important regional resource that should be developed. However, the proposal before us ... is not the right solution. I will support a proposal for Brown Field that properly addresses environmental concerns, shows respect for the surrounding community, and contributes to a truly regional solution to our airport needs."


Local Hispanic Students At Republican Convention

Congressman Brian Bilbray sponsored four Hispanic students to attend the National Republican Convention in Philadelphia through the Political Education Project (PEP). PEP is designed to educate youth in electoral politics and encourage involvement in all elections. The students will receive special convention credentials and will participate in numerous Convention activities including RNC, Hispanic and state delegation events.

The four students are: James Cortez, a student at SDSU; Alice Greliak, a USD student; Monica Perez Mendez, Southwestern College student; and Paul Sanchez, a student at Mount Miguel High School.


Hispanic Caucus Supports the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act

Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced that CHC members will joining Democratic Senators at a press conference in support of the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act of 2000.

"I am proud to have the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate join our fight to pass legislation that is of paramount importance to the Latino community." said Roybal-Allard. "The Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act would bring greater fairness and equality to our nation's immigration policy. This bill contains important provisions to help unite families who have been in a state of limbo for far too long."


Candidacy Announcements:


Griego to seek re-election to Sweetwater School Board of Trustees

Robert Griego will announce his intention to seek a third term for the Sweetwater School Board on Monday, August 14, at 5 p.m. in front of the Sweetwater District offices in Chula Vista.

Griego currently serves as the General Manager of the Otay Water District. Prior to that he served as the City Manager for the City of Irwindale for three years. Griego also served as Deputy Chief Administrative officer for the County of San Diego. For more information call (619) 421-1911.


Pearl Quinones to kick-off campaign for Sweetwater School Board of Trustees

Pearl Quinones will kick-off her campaign for Sweet-water Union High School District Board of Trustees, Friday, July 28 at 5:30 pm at National City Middle School, 1701 D Ave., National City. Following her announcement, Ralph and Adrienne Diaz will host a reception for Ms Quinones at their home. For more information call (619) 216-5824.


Lorraine Staffiero throws her hat into the Sweetwater School Board of Trustees race

Lorraine Staffiero has announced her candidacy for the Sweetwater Union High School District Board. Ms Staffiero cites a need for a strong and responsive school board that will advocate for all of its employees and fair share of school resources

For more information call (619) 425-1978.


Jaime Bonilla, candidate for the Otay Water Board - Division 2

Jaime Bonilla announced that he will be seeking the seat for Division 2 of the Otay Water Board, at campaign kick-off breakfast this past July 7. For more information call (619) 426-5645.

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