Today Dublin City Councilman Kevin Hart announced to his
friends and constituents his intention to run for Dublin Mayor in the November
Hart who is a longtime Dublin resident, law enforcement
professional and experienced local politician, has served the residents of
Dublin dating back to 1996, when he was first elected to the Dublin School
Board. Hart was re-elected in 2000 and
served for a total of eight years overseeing the expansion and development of
schools and the increase of API scores. Hart
was first elected to the Dublin City Council in 2008 and again in 2012. He served as the Dublin’s Vice Mayor from
2010-2012. Dublin’s current Mayor, Tim
Sbranti, is termed out in 2014.
proud to announce that I will be a candidate for Mayor of Dublin in the
November 2014 election. For the past six
years, I have had the honor of representing the great citizens of Dublin and
there is much more work to be done in the next few years”.
"As Mayor, Dublin will continue be a place where
families can live safely with economic opportunities, good-paying jobs, a
revitalized downtown, improved quality of life, great schools, parks, and where
maintaining a high degree of public safety is expected. We must continue to have
results-based governance with accomplishments and the Dublin City Council must
have a strong vision for the future. We
must be prepared to make hard choices and difficult decisions today that will affect
the entire city far into the future.”
“I am proud to be part of several accomplishments that
directly benefit the residents of Dublin during the past six years; here are just
a few of the highlights;
• Lead the City of
Dublin through one of the worst economic recessions on record; No employee
layoffs during the recession, or significant reduction of city services.
• Development of
the City’s Energy Action Plan- LED street lights, light improvements, etc.
• The development
of a new Annual Report on the City’s fiscal condition, as well as a 10-year
Strategic Plan and capital improvement projects.
• The development
of the City’s first two-year budget process to provide fiscal stabilization during
turbulent economic times.
• Development of
several new park projects, including Fallon Sports Park, Dublin Heritage Park
and Museums, four neighborhood parks, and continued the development of Emerald
Glen Park, with the design phase of the Aquatic Center in progress.
• Enhanced and
improved community outreach, with development of a new city website.”
The next two years will bring many challenges to the city council
such as; Construction of the Aquatic
Center, initial build out phase of Camp Parks property, urban growth boundary, BART to Livermore,
Dublin traffic, school growth and development, and land planning are just a few
of the complex issues that the city will face.
It takes strong leadership to face these challenges and the
ability to not shy away from hard or difficult decisions. My eight years as your Dublin School Board Trustee
and the past six years as your Councilmember, has given me the experience and
knowledge needed to “get things done in City Hall” as the next Mayor. I look forward to what the next few years will bring to
the City of Dublin and I will continue to work hard and dedicate myself to the
betterment for all those that live, work and play here in Dublin.
More information about my campaign can be found in
the weeks to come at www.HartforDublin.com.
Kevin E. Hart,
Candidate for Mayor of Dublin