Carol Timm has declared her intention to run for Upland City Council in November 2014. Many have asked Timm why, in such a troubled environment, does she want to serve on the Upland City Council? Timm stated, “Because, more than ever, this is the time when Upland needs people dedicated to facing the problems, considering the alternatives and taking action, not giving it to another committee to ponder. Upland citizens deserve elected officials that don’t wait two years to stand up to the plate and make decisions about our finances and our quality of life issues. There is a time to gather information and there is a time to gather courage and take action. In studying bankrupt cities, I have learned they failed to act. Just as Upland has failed to act in a timely manner. Effective leadership leads to action. I have the time, experience and passionto dedicate myself to the challenge.”
Carol Timm’s supporters believe that she has a proven record of accomplishing positive goals for the city. Her tenure of sixteen years on the Planning Commission, Historic Commission and Airport Land Use Committee have given her invaluable experience in investigating projects, asking the difficult questions and making the necessary decisions for the good of the entire community and its citizens. She is equipped to bring the same skills to the City Council, as well as an innate passion and conviction to accomplish difficult tasks.
As the spirited President of Upland Heritage, her leadership has guided the formation of nine historic districts, the Mills Act Contracts for historic homes, the National Register status for Euclid Avenue, the recent Saving of the Sunkist Sign, and many other accomplishments for historical preservation over the last 25 years. “She exerts a “can-do” spirit that would benefit the Council,” notes her campaign committee. Having retired from full-time teaching, where she garnered numerous professional awards, Carol now has more time to devote to the city.
It is Carol Timm’s hope that she can be a part of a Council of pro-active thinkers who make decisions in a timely manner. “In facing our economic crisis, it is vital we not just put everything on the “chopping block,” but look to pro-active development for all of our Upland businesses and our historic town center. The Council should work together to take a stand to not only survive, but improve our services in Upland, craft our city to be what it should be: a productive, thriving place for gracious living for our families and children.We need strong positive leadership that is not afraid to act! I am a person of action that truly cares about what happens to our beloved city.”