Planning Commission Alternate Kashef Qaadri announces bid for Dublin City Council | New

Kashef Qaadri, a current substitute member of the Dublin Planning Commission, has qualified for the ballot to run again for Dublin City Council, competing for one of two City Council seats up for grabs this autumn.

Qaadri, a townsman who had previously sought a council seat in the 2020 election, issued a press release earlier this month confirming his 2022 candidacy and detailing several major campaign issues for the upcoming elections. General of November 8.

“Partnering with residents to help our rapidly growing and diverse city become an even stronger, safer and more vibrant place to live is what I intend to do,” said Qaadri. in his campaign statement.

Qaadri recognized three main aspects for his campaign platform, as identified in his public statement and website: increasing housing options, supporting local businesses and environmental sustainability.

“I look forward to joining with affordable housing advocates and experts to explore concrete steps, including increased accountability and additional incentives that City Council can take to ensure the City meaningfully fills this gap. critical gap in affordable housing,” Qaadri said on his website.

City voters will choose between Qaadri and two other candidates for the two general positions on the city council – Vice Mayor Jean Josey and former planning commissioner Lynna Lan Tien Nguyen Do are also on the ballot. Outgoing Council member Shawn Kumagai has elected not to seek re-election as he is a Nov. 8 finalist for State Assembly District 20.

Qaadri, who finished sixth in a race of nine board candidates two years ago, is currently an executive at a local life sciences company. His area of ​​expertise is leadership in software strategy.

“Kashef will leverage his deep business experience to build fiscal responsibility, collaborate with neighboring cities and use technology/smart solutions,” according to his campaign.

He has previously contributed to other public service roles such as the Alameda County Public Health Commission, the Dublin Unified School District Citizenship Duty Oversight Committee and served as Chairman of the Site Board of Amador Elementary School.

“In addition to increasing our momentum, among my top priorities are improving traffic and increasing communication and collaboration between our city and schools,” Qaadri said in his press release, expanding on the elements in the countryside.

To find out more about Qaadri’s candidacy, visit

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