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City of PowayCandidate for City Council

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Amy Romaker

Law Firm Director
2,905 votes (7.98%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve the City planning process by amending the municipal code to allow for the City to create a separate the planning commission made of experts and professionals appointed by the City Council.
  • Fiscal responsibility by closely monitoring the City budget and maintaining a budget surplus while maintaining public safety and other City services to residents.
  • Increased transparency in City government and providing more opportunity for community member involvement including amending the muncipal code to provide for term limits for councilmembers.



Unversity of San Diego Master of Laws (L.L.M.), Taxation (1988)
California Western School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1984)
University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) (1981)

Community Activities

Member Board of Directors, Casa Cornelia Law Center (2002–current)
Member Board of Directors, Pro Kids - First Tee of San Diego (1996–current)
Chapter Chair, San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum (2015–current)
Member of Board of Directors, Athena Foundation (2014–current)


I am currently a director of an international law firm.  Previously, I was the director of administration for a trust company managing the daily operations and was also on the company's board of directors.  I currently sit on four nonprofit boards and held various officer positions including chairman, president, and treasurer. I have two law degrees, a Master of Laws  (LLM) and a Juris Doctor (JD), and Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of Poway, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Amy Romaker:

The most significant challenge facing Poway is planned growth and redevelopment.  We need to improve the Poway Road corridor to attract new businesses to come to Poway.  We need more affordable housing and a new vision for the future growth of residential development as our City population continues to increase.  Having the City Council act as the planning commission, housing authority and redevelopment agency is bottlenecking the process.  There is no way that the City Council, which meets only twice a month, can adequately address these issues in a timely and intelligent manner.  Citizen committees are also not working.  Therefore, we need to create a separate planning commission for the City - one that made up of professionals from the community that can focus on these specific issues, hold workshops for community input, work as an intermediary between staff and the Council, and make thought-out recommendations to the City Council for action. 


Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a fiscal conservative but liberal on social issues and respect for individual rights is of the highest priority to me.  I believe in individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets, the rule of law, and limited government.

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