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Jim Pull

September 01, 2010

Name: Jim Pull

Age: 50

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

How long have you lived in Fountain Valley? About 40 years.  I moved into the city in 1967 and have lived here ever since except for a few years in my 20s when I had moved out of my parents’ home.  My wife and have lived at our current resident since March 1991 -- almost 20 years.

Occupation: I am a disabled American. Before my birth defect rendered me unable to work full time, I was a quality assurance supervisor, analyst and technician.  From 2006 to 2009, I worked for Stewart Film Screen Corporation, and prior to that, 16.5 years with MGE UPS Systems in Costa Mesa (now known as APC).

Education: I graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1978 where I was an All-American swimmer.  I also attended two years at Golden West College (also All-American swimmer for both years). I did not graduate. I have also taken quite a few professional courses and seminars ranging from general QA practices to managing and supervising.

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Previously elected or appointed positions: None, but EVERYONE has to have a first.  This is my first foray into elected community service.

Community organizations you belong to: Currently None

What do you think are the biggest issues facing Fountain Valley right now?

Well, the budget of course and maintaining public safety and services in the current economic situation while trying to create a budget that will not only keep us from going further into debt, but also pull us out of our current past due obligations

What is one decision in the last year that the City Council got right and why would you have supported it?

I think the restructuring of some of the pension plans by the current council is one of the more promising decisions made all year. If it works out like they planned, it should allow us to continue employing quality personnel in our police, fire and administration services. I support it because we need to be proactive in this area, but also we can’t change it so much that high quality employees won’t want to work for Fountain Valley.

What is one decision in the last year that the City Council got wrong, or partially wrong, and why would you have voted differently?

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