October 3, 2012
SAN JOSE – In a stunning display of ignorance, San Jose City Councilwoman Rose Herrera claimed crime had decreased in her district. Making matters worse, she also failed to recognize how drastically her policies had damaged police services when she also mistakenly claimed San Jose had fewer than 1400 officers four years ago. The false assertions were made on KLIV’s CEO Show with Carl Guardino on Tuesday night. Read more…
Crime has risen in San Jose Council District 8. How we choose to address it should be a community effort. Here are some disturbing facts surrounding District 8.
- More than 300 officers have left SJPD in the last few years
- Police response times have increased 57%
- Thefts up 17-21%
- Auto Thefts up 34-74%
- Burglaries up 37-150%
- Burglaries in Evergreen are on pace to exceed 700 this year (Nearly 2 Burglaries a day)
As such, we will need to prioritize our goals as a community and put together a strategic crime plan for our district.
Your answers below will help to develop our priorities in District 8 if I am elected. Thanks again for your participation.
– Jimmy Nguyen
1. “Update on Police Response To Recent Crimes And Gang Activity” Chief Christopher Moore, 9/14/12; Priority 2 Calls (crime in progress; crimes with injuries, suspect in area) increased to 17 minutes.
2. Part 1 Offenses by Police District, SJPD-Crime Analysis Unit, August 9, 2012, Evergreen Police Districts Paul and Charles.
3. Part 1 Offenses by Police District, SJPD-Crime Analysis Unit, August 9, 2012, Evergreen Police District Paul.
Candidate Statement for Nov. 6, 2012 District 8 General Election
Against all odds our campaign was successful on June 5. Now we are faced with the ultimate choice. Do we change the political culture that has been a disservice to District 8? Are we willing to change the way we have governed in the past?
We need to cap executive salaries. It is absurd we pay our top city executives more than the Governor of California. We need to cut the large number of deputy and assistant managers in the city. We need to restore public safety budgets, libraries and community centers.
Political divisions have gridlocked our government at all levels. That’s why I’m running a broad-based campaign and am proud to have the endorsement of Democratic Supervisor Dave Cortese and Republican Sheriff Laurie Smith. Because together, people of good will, who keep their word and want to provide real solutions, can work together to accomplish great things.
If we surprise again, I will be an independent voice who will never use fear to drive an agenda. My door will be open, even if we have disagreed in the past.
My name is Jimmy Nguyen, a candidate you can trust. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
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4848 San Felipe Rd. #150-518, San Jose, CA