Altadena Patch asked the candidates for Altadena Library Board to answer questions before the Nov. 5 election. All the candidates answered the same questions via email.
Name: David Tuck Age: 68 Occupation: Owner, Advanced Carpet, Rug and Floor Service since 1967, Altadena Library Board Trustee since 2007 (Incumbent)
1. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background and why you should be elected. Member, Altadena Library Board of Trustees since 2007 and all the progress achieved during that time, including income-producing Passport and Notary Public services, safety issues, building design exploration, ADA compliance, successful grant applications, wireless internet access at both branches Member, California Library Association Honor Board Member, Friends of the Altadena Public Library Member, Altadena Heritage Fellow Altadena Community Member of Library Strategic Planning Committees 2008 and 2013 Enjoyed an annually balanced library budget with zero debt for the past six years BA, MA, Teaching Credential Program in History, Occidental College Former Board Member, Alumni of Occidental College in Education Former Board Member, Occidental College Business Associates Former CEO and Chairman of the Board of California Fabricare Institute
2. What are the most pressing issues facing the community today? How would you approach and resolve these issues? Always balance the budget and maintain zero debt. Continue to enhance the library as the center of Altadena's cultural and civic life. Modernize the main branch to standards for Americans with Disabilities Act, energy-efficiency, safety, and technology, while preserving mid-century modern design with continuing community involvement.