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City of UplandCandidate for City Council

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Sid Robinson

Strategic Communications Professional
7,313 votes (26.97%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase city revenues through focused economic development to adequately fund public safety, street improvements and quality of life issues
  • Restore Upland’s fiscal certainty, protect housing values and move our city forward
  • Provide an open-minded, rational, collegial and collaborative approach to city government for the greater good of Upland

Experience

Experience

Profession:Strategic Communications Professional
Managing partner, Robinson and Associates (2014–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Upland — Appointed position (2014–current)
Associate Vice President, Public Affairs, California State University, San Bernardino (2002–2014)
Account Director, Magnet Communications (2000–2002)
Communications and Public Relations Manager, Fairplex - Los Angeles County Fair Association (1993–2000)
Broadcasting and Publications Assistant, Los Angeles Dodgers (1990–1993)

Education

University of Southern California Master of Arts, Public Relations (1984)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Bachelor of Science, Communication (1981)

Community Activities

Co-Chair, Upland Community Committee -- Upland Day at the Los Angeles County Fair (2010–current)
Board Member, Upland Veterans' Monument Project Committee (2015–current)
Board Member, Upland Chamber of Commerce (2016–current)
Board Member, Inland Valley Recovery Services (2016–current)
Board Member, Coach, Upland National Little League (1995–2006)

Biography

Experience / Community Service

·       Upland Planning Commissioner

·       Upland Veterans Monument Project Committee member

·       Upland-Fairplex Community Committee co-chair

·       Upland Chamber of Commerce board of directors

·       Inland Valley Recovery Services board of directors

Professional

·       Own Upland-based strategic communications firm Robinson and Associates, LLC.

·       More than 32 years as communications/public relations professional with Cal State San Bernardino, Fairplex, Magnet Communications and Los Angeles Dodgers, among others.

About Sid Robinson

·       Upland resident for more than 30 years,

·       Married with two grown sons who attended Upland schools.

·       Coached and served on board of Upland National Little League

·       Master’s from USC – Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year; Bachelor’s  from Cal Poly Pomona

 

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Bernardino County Republican Party
  • Janice Rutherford and Curt Hagman, San Bernardino County Supervisors
  • Chris Holden, California State Assembly (D-Pasadena)

Organizations (6)

  • Upland Police Officers Association
  • Upland Professional Fire Fighters
  • Evolve
  • California Apartment Association, Greater Inland Empire
  • Building Industry Association of Southern California – Baldy View Chapter
  • San Bernardino County Republican Party

Individuals (24)

  • Steve Lambert
  • Richard Lewis
  • Neil O'Dwyer
  • Bill Baldwin
  • Karen Logue
  • Sean Flynn
  • Alan Kaitz
  • Mike Milhiser
  • Randall Lewis
  • Bill Velto, Upland Planning Commission
  • Carolyn Anderson Corrao, Upland Planning Commission
  • James Moore, Alta Loma School District Superintendent
  • Gary Schwary, Chair, Upland Planning Commission
  • Brendan Brandt, Former Upland City Council Member
  • Henry Nickel, San Bernardino City Council Member
  • Ralph Cavallo, Chair, Upland Veterans' Monument Committee
  • Sue Ovitt, Chaffey Joint Union High School District Board Member
  • Gary Ovitt, Retired San Bernardino County Supervisor
  • Debra Dorst-Porada, Ontario City Council Member
  • Sam Pedroza, Mayor of Claremont
  • Al Karnig, President Emeritus, California State University San Bernardino
  • Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Fontana
  • Jim Milhiser, City of Ontario Treasurer
  • Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have truly loved living in and being an active participant in Upland for 30 years. This community has afforded my family the opportunity to nurture deep roots and lifelong friendships.

Upland currently faces a number of serious challenges. These can and will be overcome with stable cohesive leadership and smart management. We will not always agree, but the focus must always be about the big picture – our city.

Our issues are deep and complex. Central is how we manage funds to ensure that Upland is safe, our residents are protected, our streets and sidewalks are maintained, our trees are cared for and our vital city services are adequately funded.

We have cut far too much from our budget. For Upland to thrive again, we need to be more creative, more flexible and more entrepreneurial in generating new revenue sources. Our quality of life is dependent on collaborative, city-focused leadership that embraces open dialogue with staff, businesses and residents in making hard decisions.

I am firmly opposed to Measure U. This is bad policy for Upland and has no place in our city. 

My pledge is to bring an open-minded, rational and collegial approach to our City Council for the overall good of Upland.

Please contact me: Sid4Upland@aol.com.

Vote Sid Robinson for Upland City Council. Thank you!

Videos (1)

— October 26, 2016 Greg Weissman

Sid Robinson deeply cares about Upland, which is why he is seeking office. The challenges that Upland currently faces and those that are in its immediate future are many, and Robinson promises to bring an open-minded, rational and collegial approach to the City Council for the greater good and overall benefit of Upland.

Goals

·       City-focused approach towards a common vision

·       Economic development focused on increasing revenues

·       Public safety is my first priority – Reduce crime!

·       Restore Upland’s fiscal certainty

·       Protect housing values

·       Move our city forward

 

Firmly Opposed to Measure U in Upland! 

 

 

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