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Nate Miley: Why You Should Vote For Me

A column written by the incumbent vying to keep his seat as Alameda County's District 4 Supervisor in the June 5 election.

Nate Miley: Why You Should Vote For Me

It is an honor to represent the residents of Alameda County’s Fourth Supervisorial District.  As your supervisor, I work hard to engage our diverse community to build a safer and more sustainable community. This diverse district includes portions of Oakland, the communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Portal Ridge, Fairmount Terrace, Fairview, Hillcrest Knolls and Pleasanton. 

As your supervisor, I work to engage the communities of District Four to build strong livable communities.  Over the years we have worked hard together to protect open space, strengthen our healthcare system, and create walkable and safe neighborhoods.  Delivering service is important to me and I will continue to be accessible and collaborate with you.

I look forward to continuing my work with the growing senior community, increasing access to healthcare, violence prevention initiatives, governmental transparency and environmental protection.

It takes broad experience to serve on the Board of Supervisors, and the County is currently facing many dire issues - the loss of redevelopment funds, the billion dollar construction of the Highland Hospital project, figuring out how to keep the County’s professional sports teams, and many more.

Now is not the time for on the job training or a crash course in politics. To be an Alameda County Board Supervisor takes a wide range of knowledge and leadership experience.

During my time representing you, I have been able to accomplish a lot by engaging and mobilizing our community, such as building a state-of-the-art homeless facility for families and those suffering with HIV/AIDS at the East Oakland Community Project,  building a first of its kind clean energy smart grid county facility in the nation, enacting a responsible Alcohol Education Ordinance, and leading the efforts to open Youth UpRising in Oakland and the $25 million dollar Ashland Youth Center expected to open at the end of the year.

Still, there is more work to be done to better serve the residents of District 4. Over the last few months I have been working hard on the Safe Disposal of prescription pills. This ordinance requires that Big Pharma assist in the process of collecting and disposing of these harmful substances that too often end up in our waterways and hands of our youth. In addition to the Safe Disposal ordinance, I am working to increase transportation options and improve our infrastructure to ensure our county can continue to be an economic engine for the future generations.

I am proud of my record and happy to have the opportunity to continue to represent you as the Alameda County Supervisor for District 4

Delivering services and creating government efficiencies is important to me and I will continue to be accessible and collaborate with you. It would be an honor to have your vote on June 5th.

Together we can continue to improve the delivery of County services to you!

For more information, please visit www.MileyForSupervisor.com

Editor's Note: Castro Valley Patch asked both candidates running for the Alameda County District 4 Supervisor seat to submit a column, 500 words or less, before the elections on June 5, 2012.

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