Election 2015: Maria Ambalada, candidate for Lynnwood City Council Position No. 4

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Maria Ambalada

The following information was submitted by Maria Ambalada, candidate for Lynnwood City Council Position No. 4. Ambalada is running against Loren Simmonds and Shirley Sutton. 

Working for Lynnwood Residents Vote for Maria Ambalada.

Strong Community Leader

Will organize ways for residents to have strong voice in the city hall.

Monitor Accountability, Transparency. Timely budget reporting. Timely actions on staff proposals on revenue making policies.

Efficient exercise of power pertaining requirements to Open Public Hearing Act.

Will continue to push for:

Mini Loopers. Free small bus inside the city.

Public Market for Lynnwood residents to supplement one paycheck households.

Update calendars to repair rebuild sidewalks for wheelchair bound.

Incubation. Partnering startup. Small businesses under one roof shared equipment, Internet and mentors.

Education

Bachelor of Law Degree, Manila, Philippines

Master of Social Work in Mental Health, University of Washington

Grass Root Organization Trained under Margaret Steir

Criminal Investigation Trained by Attorney General Outreach to King County Public Defenders Office in Coordination with Seattle Police Department.

Trained in Law School preparation of Briefs, Legal Analysis, Pleadings, Motion of Modification of Order of Court, Statutes, Research of new Court Decisions to update existing laws need amendments. Reference books to go to: Municipal Code, State Administrative Code, Criminal Law, State and Federal Constitution, Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Accomplishments:

Board Member to: Work Opportunity,Inc., LETI, La Esperana, Snohomish County Council on Aging, Planning Commissioner.

Mentor to Korean Womens Association to staff and clients.

Partner with Ahmadiya Muslim in Program Development of Interfaith Symphosium with 400 invited guests.

Personal Mentor to a student and a staff member Edmonds Community College.

As Planning Commissioner I was involved in annual periodic amendment of Growth Management Act. Revitalization of Highway 99, My Lynnwood, City Center, etc.

I would like to add the need of children to be given a voice in Public Hearing on the subject of Marijuana by appointing a guardian ad litem to protect their healthy growth endangered by continued exposure to usage of marijuana.

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