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BBON Q&A with 2014 Brea City Council Candidate Cecilia Hupp

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Q&A by Carolyn Campbell

    As in the case of the 2012 City Council election, we are conducting another candidate Q&A to provide residents with detailed information about the 2014 Brea City Council office seekers. In an effort to help voters make an informed decision - we posed seven questions including two-part questions to five candidates, and one incumbent, who are vying for three Brea City Council seats.

      Incumbent: Brett Murdock

        New candidates: Steven Vargas, Cecilia Hupp, Glenn Parker, Michael Kim and Marc Harris.

          With the exception of Marc Harris, their responses are published in the order received.

            And finally, their email and/or website address is included, should you want to comment.

              Cecilia Hupp


                BBON: Please tell us your background and/or experience?

                  Cecilia: I have been a Brea business owner since 1983 and a resident since 1988. Through our business I have worked closely with city staff for many years. I have also been a member of the Board of Directors of our homeowners association since its inception in 1988. I was also a very involved parent through school and youth sports in Brea when the children were in school.

                    BBON: People flock to Brea for many reasons. What attracted you to Brea?

                      Cecilia: I got to know Brea and its residents through our business and loved the friendly, small town atmosphere. The quality of our Brea schools was a big draw as well.

                        BBON: What motivated you to run for this position? What do you want to see change?

                          Cecilia: Our business is well established, our children are out of school and have families of their own and it is time to give back to the community. I would like to see our Council function as a team again and feel I have the skill set to accomplish that. We have so many challenges to face as a city and we need the right team in place to meet those challenges.

                            BBON: What sets you apart from the other candidates? And do you share similar views with the other candidates?

                              Cecilia: My experience as a small business owner has taught me to find creative solutions to problems, to work as team with our staff and to be open to the ideas of others. I think some of us have very similar views and want to do what is right for the community.

                                BBON: What is the first ordinance you will bring forward on council?

                                  Cecilia: One of the first items I would like to address is the policy of foreign travel being paid for with taxpayer dollars. Is this really the best use of our money? This is a policy that needs to be changed.

                                    BBON: We are approaching our centennial year in 2017, what do you see as the city’s most significant accomplishments?

                                      Cecilia: The City of Brea has so many significant accomplishments. Bringing the 57 Freeway through Brea has really put us on the map. The Mall has been a draw to people from all over the county. Birch Street Promenade has also become a destination for many outside of our city as well as a great place for our residents. All of this has been accomplished while still maintaining our small town atmosphere.

                                        Top row, left to right: Son Sean, my mom Hashi, granddaughter Ella, husband Scott, daughter Dani and the handsome little guy on the side is Ozzy. Bottom row, left to right: Daughter-in-law Nicole Flores, son-in-law Daniel Scott and granddaughter Flannery. (courtesy Cecilia Hupp)


                                          BBON: What accomplishments are you proudest of?

                                            Cecilia: As camp as it sounds, my family. I have a wonderful and supportive husband and kind successful children who have blessed me with two terrific granddaughters. After that I am proud of the personal sacrifices my family and I made in order to keep our business open and all of our employees working during one of the toughest economic times California has faced.
Author :

"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded freelance consultant. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting and promoting the city of Brea and its historic iconic Charlie's Clock turned "Charlie the Clock cartoon character!" Click on the front page illustration to read about the beloved time traveling talking clock!!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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