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      Tamerlin Godley (Photo – godleyforcitycouncil.com)

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      Meet Tamerlin Godley

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

      Below are the responses from Tamerlin Godley, City Council candidate, District 6, 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?

      Tamerlin Goodley (City Council, Dist. 6):

      Climate change is an existential threat; Pasadena needs to proactively implement sustainable policies.  The immediate impact to the City is increased fire danger.  We need to consider moving all City vehicles to electric and ensure we have the infrastructure necessary for increased use of electric vehicles by residents, stay on track for use of clean and renewable power sources, incentivize use of solar, and think creatively about how to effectively incentivize residents to use mass transit.

      – Question #2:

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

      Tamerlin Godley (City Council, Dist. 6):

      Currently we let people slide into homelessness and then try to get them back into housing.  We need to avoid homelessness initially.  Programs that help people avoid eviction have shown remarkable success—a year after receiving benefits 75% are still in housing.  For chronic homelessness, we need an honest discussion about how to humanely address mental illness.  In the meantime, we need to work to get people to accept services and off the streets.

      – Question #3:

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

      Tamerlin Godley (City Council, Dist. 6):

      I intend to fund my campaign through individual contributions.  I plan to win by working harder than any other candidate.  I have been going door to door since last March.  I plan to personally reach out to every registered voter in my district.

      – Question #4:

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

      Tamerlin Godley (City Council, Dist. 6):

      This really is not an opinion question. Charter schools are publicly funded and, in California, are required to abide by essentially all of the rules that apply to public school districts.  They are public schools.

      > Meet Ryan Bell.

      Note: Steve Madison did not answer our questions.


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