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Miguel Arias OK With Tax Vote for More Fresno PD
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
February 21, 2018

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Miguel Arias thinks he understands the issues facing Fresno better than anyone running for Fresno City Council, District 3. That is why he is running for the seat that covers much of south and west Fresno, including downtown.
Currently in the final term as an elected trustee of the State Center Community College District, Arias strongly believes in enhancing public safety. He feels 1,000 police officers are not enough. He supports floating a public safety tax to voters. In his day job, Arias works as the chief information officer for Fresno Unified.
The field is getting crowded. According to the city and county clerks, seven contestants have filed to run.
Arias sat down with GV Wire and talked about how he compares to others running for the seat to replace Oliver Baines, who is termed out in January 2019.
In this Take 5, Arias discusses:

Click above to watch the video.
Watch prior Take 5 episodes with District 3 candidates:
Daren Miller
Craig Scharton

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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