Asking the 2022 City Council Candidates Some Questions

updated 9/7/22 with Gabe Quintos website.

There are three candidates running for two seats on the El Cerrito City Council. They are listed as they will be on the ballot.

Carolyn Wysinger: Her website is here

Candidate packet is found here.

Campaign Disclosures are found here. There are few for you to click on.

Vanessa Warheit Her website is here

Candidate packet is found here.

Campaign Disclosures are found here. There are few for you to click on.

Incumbent Mayor Gabe Quinto His website is here.

Candidate packet is found here.

Campaign Disclosures are found here. There are few for you to click on.

We sent each of the candidates the following questions. We have asked that they respond within 14 days. We will post responses as we receive them.

  1. What do you see as the most pressing financial issue for EC?  If elected, what are your plans to address this issue?
  2. What do you think needs to be done to address the city’s pension crisis?
  3. What would you want to see as far as financial reports to the Council? How often? What level of detail?
  4. What is your stance on accepting campaign contributions from Police and Fire Employees or their unions?
  5. What are your plans for small business development?
  6. Are you satisfied with the budget process? If not, what changes would you suggest? Should FAB do an analysis of the budget’s assumptions or just make general recommendations such as “try to save $1 million”
  7. How will you evaluate the city manager’s performance?
  8. Describe what you understand to be the working relationship between the City Manager and the City Council. Are there any changes you would like to see, and if so, how would you go about making them?
  9. What would you like the city to do that will restore residents’ confidence in the competence, accountability, and responsiveness of the city?
  10. Do you support a bond measure for the library? Are you concerned that El Cerrito’s BBB- credit rating will impact the ability to sell bonds at a reasonable interest rate?

4 thoughts on “Asking the 2022 City Council Candidates Some Questions

  1. I am concerned that most of the new apartment development looks cheap. —Too many exterior materials and in kindergarten colors. Cheap looking windows with minimal trip. These junk looking buildings will be with us for years and they are setting the tone for future development and our city culture.
    This may sound snobbish but, it is a fact that most everyone responds to their surroundings and treats them accordingly to the signals they sent, consciously or not.

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