Interview with City Council Candidate Vincent Yu

Vincent Yu is one of four candidates who will be running for one of two open spots on city council.

Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published February 1, 2013

This year’s Temple City municipal election will take place on March 5. There are four candidates running for two spots on city council.

The terms of City Council members Vincent Yu and Tom Chavez will end this year.

Incumbent Vincent Yu is the current mayor of Temple City and previously held the position of Mayor Pro Tem from 2010 to 2012. He also served on the Temple City Planning Commission for six years, has been a licensed architect for 28 years, and has lived in Temple City for over 20 years.

For his second term he wants to finish projects from his previous term and help aid further progress.

“I want to continue working for the community. We have made a lot of progress in the last four years,” said Yu, “There are policies and programs and projects that we are in the middle of, and we want to continue because that will lay the foundation for the future.”

He also notes several projects that he hopes to continue to supervise.

“I will continue to monitor the progress of the Rosemead Boulevard project and continue to help out with the Las Tunas project as well,” said Yu, “We are also doing master planning of the civic center. At the same time, we are also working on a sustainable fiscal policy.”

One of his goals is to continue to strive to be a quality council member and maintain a good relationship between the city government and the city residents.

“One of the more important goals is to have a high performance city council man that will truly serve its constituents.” said Yu, “I really want to make sure in the future that our new residents will feel just as welcome and will feel just as part of the city as everyone else.”

Yu gives his experience in city government and desire to improve the community as reasons for reelecting him.

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