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What Would You Improve in El Cerrito in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for El Cerrito, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in El Cerrito and Kensington to make the place an even better places to live?

What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us comments or blog about why you love living here!

Alia John January 01, 2013 at 06:39 PM
New library!
Ken & Molly January 01, 2013 at 07:56 PM
We would also like to see a new library built. Encourage more open space, build more hiking trails at the Hillside Nature Area. Solicit a mini-Fry's Electronics store to El Cerrito, if there is not a big-enough lot for a regular-size Fry's. Finally, a real fitness center is coming to town at the old McDonald Ave Safeway -long overdue. On the news last night- El Cerrito has the highest sales tax in Calif.
Mike January 02, 2013 at 05:36 AM
Fry's in El Cerrito is a great idea. It would be right between the Fremont and Concord locations, and would be a good resource for many of the tech hobbyists and businesses from here to Oakland. The old Safeway on Moeser would be perfect for this, because it can't be a grocery. I can think of many instances where I would have paid a little extra to pick up a replacement hard drive or other parts instead of paying for shipping and waiting a few days on line.
Richard Leigh January 02, 2013 at 07:52 PM
El Cerrito would improve its financial structure by annexing the east Richmond heights sphere of influence to which it has exclusive rights under Lafco? There would be no negative hit to the city budget as east Richmond heights is virtually self sufficient assuming el Cerrito successfully negotiates with the county. El Cerrito would gain about 1400 families east of ralston ave. our neighborhood is fully developed with lights, sewage and paved streets. El Cerrito residents would achieve additional fire protection from fuel control of the winds blowing down from the ridge. Police statistics tics demonstrate a very low crime rate. This initiative warrents an indepth economic study
Susan January 03, 2013 at 12:41 AM
I live near the new gym coming to McDonald Ave. We ARE happy about it.

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