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April 24, 2012 > Greg Jones

Greg Jones

For Hayward City Council

As a navigator in the United States Air Force, I learned how to set clear goals, chart a direct course, understand the limits of resources and overcome obstacles.

While serving as Hayward's City Manager from 2007 to 2010, I set our City on a course of fiscal discipline, quality service and active community involvement. I worked with City Council and our neighborhoods to establish two basic goals: Crime Prevention and City Cleanliness. We should help people feel safe and proud of their city. A safer and cleaner Hayward will attract new investment and create jobs. Without a healthy business climate, resources needed to achieve our desired quality of life in Hayward become scarce.

I hear too much about what we need to do. My campaign is about getting it done. I am the only candidate who has actually led the implementation of key public safety, cleanliness and economic development efforts in my professional work. My reputation as an innovator, risk taker and leader of change is proven. So, if we're to see the changes we all know must happen, please support me as the candidate with the proven track record of achievement... instead of just talking about reaching our potential as a community, Let's Get It Done!

Hayward needs a Councilmember with my local government leadership experience and expertise in managing City operations. My academic background supports my real-world experience, with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Hayward.

Hayward needs a Councilmember with my experience as a labor and employee relations specialist, who has always developed trusting relationships with bargaining groups, often under very trying financial conditions and through three California recessions, to reach multi-year contracts with every type of employee group represented in the public sector, including administrative, technical, professional, police and fire groups.

Hayward needs a Councilmember with my experience of developing complex budgets with the utmost transparency, making healthy employee relations possible. My in-depth knowledge of City management enables me to ask the right questions, as a Councilmember, and how to hold City staff accountable on important matters, including budget and employee relations issues.

Hayward needs a Councilmember with my experience of working with corporate leaders, during my time in the public sector and, most recently, in my own small business, encouraging location of employment centers and commerce in our community. As a Councilmember, I will reach out to investors to bring them to Hayward.

Hayward needs a Councilmember with my experience of working with elected officials, staff and community members at all levels. I know how to work with all kinds of people, confidently and with an independent heart, mind and voice.

I will hit the ground working hard for you, which is of critical importance during these challenging times. We must not waste any more time in addressing our priorities.

Please review my record and vision for Hayward at or call me at 510-886-GREG (4734).

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