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City of Pacific GroveCandidate for City Council

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Joe Amelio

Retired Educator/Police
2,832 votes (15.37%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • One of my first priorities is the City of Pacific Grove remain financially solvent through prudent plans that balance revenue with long term goals. I would ensure that our services and staffing are maintained and reflects the needs of Pacific Grove.
  • I would continue and build our infrastructure needed to reflect the needs of Pacific Grove. For example: Address safety concerns, improve bikes and walkability, ease traffic, streets and sidewalks, recreation trail and ocean view maintenance.
  • I would ensure to adopt environmentally: coastal plan, support library needs, ensure parks are update, create storm water and sewer plan, keep historical of downtown and encourage vitality of downtown businesses,



Profession:Retired police officer/educator
Test Administrator, Defense Language Institute, Monterey: C.S.Jones Inc. (2016–current)
Vice-Chair of Pacific Grove Recreation Board, City of Pacific Grove — Appointed position (2016–current)
Italian Heritage Society, Italian Heritage Society — Appointed position (2015–current)
Mentored Administrators, Interim Principal, Monterey Unified School District (2013–2015)
Chair of the Florence Commission, Santa Clara County — Appointed position (2002–2013)
Beautification Grants, Go-Green Grants, SJSU intern Program, Cultural, City of San Jose, SJSU, Prinicpal of school during cultural city exchange — Appointed position (2001–2007)
Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Superintendent, Gilroy Unified, Berryessa Union School District, Orchard School District (1987–2006)
Business Owner of three businesses-self employed, OHenry's Donut Shops, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose (1982–1986)
Police Officer, City of Gilroy (1971–1982)


San Jose State University, Gavilan Police Academy Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Masters of Education (M.A.) Teaching/Administrative Credentials,, social sciences, business, finance, education, community awareness, diversity training, crises intervention, laws (1993)

Community Activities

Volunteered and paricipant in Pacific Grove's Good Old Days, Pacific Grove City and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (2016–current)
Paticipant/volunteer Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration, City of Pacific Grove (2017–current)
Participant Pacific Grove Lover Point Runs, Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (2015–2015)
Trash pickup, helping needy families, volunteered with 30 students at parks, Gilroy High School, Sierramont Middle School: Students Engaged in Public Service-Student Council (1992–2006)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Annamarie Stanton (President Italian Heritage Society )
  • William Caliz (Government Service-DLI)
  • Dan Albert (former Mayor-councilman)

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