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Cover Story - May 7, 2010

Yoriko Kishimoto

Finding common ground, while sticking to her principles

by Gennady Sheyner

Of the three Democrats running for Ira Ruskin's seat in the 21st Assembly District, Yoriko Kishimoto is the only one who can boast of being a "proven futurist."

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Weekly Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be e-mailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on May 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

svatoid is a registered user.

\I would not vote for Ms Kishimoto for a number of reasons:

1) I think her tenure on the council was completely unspectacular. Maybe someone can tell me her accomplishments during her 8 years

2) She was on the council during a number of "fiascos"--the PACT scandal, the Utilities scandal, the recent budget revelations and I do not recall her taking any responsibility.

3) Her stance on HSR--back in 2008 she was gung ho for HSR--encouraging us to vote yes on Prop 1A. A few months later she was solidily against the whole deal. What gives? Was she unaware of what HSR meant? Was it political expediency--she saw that the vocal majority of PA was against so she changed course.

4) Her stance vis a vis Stanford. She is one of the councilmembers responsible for Stanford cancelling the shopping center expansion. She is also against the hospital expansion. She has been vocally anti-Stanford for 8 years, yet expecting Stanford to shower money on the city for her pet projects.

5) She constantly complains about "too much traffic", yet supports events that bring traffic to town--Senior Games, Tour of California. She wants it both ways--money in the city coffers, but no traffic--that is not how it works.
She was also behind the disaterous closing of University Avenue a few years back to create a pedestrian mall.

Sorry, Ms Kishimoto, you are not qualified in my eyes to serve in the Assembly

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