© Friends of Hacaj for KPPCSD Board 2016

RESTORING OUR TRUST

SYLVIA HACAJ, Director

MY BLOG

December 17, 2016

I think we can all agree that Kensington finds itself once more in an unenviable, less than ideal situation, to put it mildly.  Let’s review just how we got here. 

In May of this year, the prior board extended Mr. Hart’s contract as interim CoP/GM by a vote of 3-2. Much of the rationale for approving the extension centered on providing stability to the District and allowing the new Board adequate time to make changes as de...

September 20, 2016

I am running to restore trust in the KPPCSD board and to address Kensington’s long-term governance and fiscal challenges. I moved to Kensington in 2008 because it is a great place to raise a family: vibrant local businesses, wonderful walking trails and a top-rated elementary school, which my two daughters attend.

I faithfully began reading the Outlook to keep up on local issues and was increasingly dismayed by the accounts of...

August 12, 2016

I am running for the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District Board to restore trust in our governance, fiscal policy and police services.

I moved to Kensington with my husband in 2008. Our two children attend Hilltop Elementary School and I serve on the Kensington Education Foundation board. I also served on the board of the Kensington Property Owners Association. I run my own consulting practice advising a...

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MEET SYLVIA

 

For twenty-five years I have shaped public policy, led advocacy efforts and developed strategic priorities for nonprofits, foundations and progressive businesses. I bring an ability to unite people around a common goal, listen to all points of view with respect, and build consensus to move forward.

ISSUES

My highest policy priorities are to remove the inherent conflict of interest in having the Chief of Police act as General Manager and to take the next steps needed to evaluate  contracting for police services. If elected, I will work with the community to to address  our long-term  governance and fiscal challenges.

The KPPCSD Board’s greatest near-term challenge is rebuilding the community’s trust in its ability to provide services that reflect the our values and are fiscally sustainable.  We have the talent and resources to face our near- and long-term challenges if we commit ourselves to mutual respect, civility and transparency.

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