We received the following statement from Gig Codiga:
Occupation: Business Executive
I am running to better represent all Alameda communities, without political ambitions. Let’s focus on the future. I will serve all Alamedans by listening with openness and respect. As a business executive, UC Berkeley MBA, 8 years on AUSD School Board, Past President/current member of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, and youth soccer and basketball coach, I understand the impact of excessive development (Progress is Great, Until it Isn’t).
Top concerns, I will seek to:
Institute District Election improving diversity of expressions/ideas. Support re-evaluating/re-assessing all city departments. Stop high-density housing development, which cause traffic nightmares. We are an island with constrained ingress/egress that are natural and structural limitations. We need a logical and precise plan to address our housing needs. Oppose the proposed repealing of Measure A. A well-planned program is essential. Repealing without a plan puts at risk our diverse housing character; increasing existing neighborhood density; additional neighborhood traffic congestion. Address the harming of our neighborhoods due to designating shopping centers for high-density housing – BFI/HBI center. Review local campaign funding transparency: significant amounts of money come from outside of Alameda.