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      Kevin Litwin (Photo – votelitwin.com)

      If you haven’t voted yet, you can still have an impact by exercising your civic duty.

      By Editorial Board

      You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to vote. Voting centers are open all over the San Gabriel Valley and you can vote at any one of them. (Click here to see the closest Voting Center near you in Pasadena, Altadena & Sierra Madre, South Pasadena & San Marino, and San Gabriel City and Alhambra).

      Meet Kevin Litwin

      ColoradoBoulevard.net presented four fundamental questions to each candidate in Pasadena.

      Below are the responses from Kevin Litwin, City Council candidate, District 2, on the environment, housing and homelessness, campaign finances and charter schools.

      – Question #1:

      What are your thoughts on climate change and how it affects the city?

      Kevin Litwin (City Council, Dist. 2):

      It’s a global issue to tackle being good stewards of our lands and while the USA works at become efficient in just that, I think the bigger concerns are with foreign countries like China and India.  I believe this is a top down government issue, the Federal government and its foreign relations will have the most impact on environmental policies. Local government can always look at better ways to be cleaner, when it is economically possible.

      – Question #2:

      How do you intend to address the housing and homelessness crisis in the city?

      Kevin Litwin (City Council, Dist. 2):

      The 500+ number of homeless in Pasadena has been brought into question.  I signed up for the annual homeless count.  I would like to see how the count is created.   I met with the city housing authority chief, William Huang.  He walked me through the current plan and future development near the Salvation Army Building on Walnut and other permanent supportive housing projects, successes since 1995, and the plan moving forward.  I believe the council needs to provide continued support for this program.

      – Question #3:

      How do you intend to fund your campaign?  And what is your strategy to win?

      Kevin Litwin (City Council, Dist. 2):

      As of today, I have raised a little over $10k and I believe for the primary that is enough.  The money has been used for yard signs, mailers and advertising.  Continued attendance at public forums and district walking is the best way to reach the voters.

      – Question #4:

      In your opinion, do you consider charter schools public schools?

      Kevin Litwin (City Council, Dist. 2):

      No, I do not.

      > Meet Tricia Keane.

      Note: Bo Patatian and Felicia Williams did not answer our questions.


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