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Victor Spano, Candidate for Pacifica City Council

Advocate for Pacifica homeowners runs for public office in 2012.

Victor Spano, Candidate for Pacifica City Council

General Information

Name : Victor A. Spano
Age : 48
Place of residence : Pacifica

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : San Francisco State University
Degree : Political Science
Year of graduation : 1991

Grad school

University : University of Southern California
Degree : Real Estate Development (MRED)
Year of graduation : 1997

Employment Information

Employers : City of Daly City

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Pacifica City Council 2 Year
Incumbent: No

URLs

Website : http://www.victorspano.com

Other facts

Member of Pacifica Economic Development Committee / Volunteer. Produced and maintain "PacificaOpportunities.com" website to promote available retail / office space in Pacifica. Volunteer for the Giro Di Pacifica fundraiser for PARCA.

I began my career working for the Pacifica Planning Department as a Planning Intern back in 1991. I have worked in City Planning, Community Development, Public Works and Economic Development since then.

I have specifically had experience analyzing Mixed Use Development, including Hotel, Office, Retail and Residential proposals.  I have assisted national retailers such as In and Out Burger / Krispy Kreme, Taco Bell, Sherwin Williams Paints, CVS Drugs, Smart and Final and others. I was part of the team that brought the award winning Pacifica Plaza Mixed Use (Century Theaters) on Junipero Serra Blvd during 1999-2002. 

In 2011, I noticed many vacant stores and volunteered, as a resident, to see what I could do for the City where I owned a home. I created a website “ pacificaopportunities.com” which the Chamber had called for a few months earlier...to assist those looking to find retail, office or industrial space in Pacifica.  

I was appointed to the Economic Development Committee a little over a year ago. In a short time we’ve got a lot done. We filled a vacant storefront at Eureka Square with an art gallery that has brought new life and interest in that shopping center, and are working with the Chamber of Commerce to improve Pacifica’s business environment. 

Maintaining our levels and quality of Public Safety services are important to me. We have been working with the Economic Development Committee to diversify our economic base and attract new employers to Pacifica. Because the community is diverse and has a heritage in it’s Arts, History and Recreational Opportunities, we need to preserve and enhance these as well. We need to control costs at City Hall and increase our revenues while not increasing taxes.

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