November 08, 2010 4:54 PM
Brooke Edwards

A lifetime resident of the Victor Valley, Angela Valles works as director of finance for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority.

Valles started off in corrections as a guard, working her way up to the position of warden while attending school.

She’s an alumnus of Victor Valley College, where she now serves as president of the board. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree at Azusa Pacific University and master’s degree from Pepperdine University, both in organizational development.

Valles was also a teen mother, with her son, Emmanuel, an Air Force veteran and her daughter, Alissa, attending VVC.

Q: Please list three specific goals you plan to accomplish during your first year in office.

A: We need to change the culture in City Hall, bringing on passionate and qualified individuals with the spirit to learn, grow and serve the public. I cannot put enough emphasis on how important it is to get the right people on board, people who can bring competent staff recommendations to the council that are in the best interest of the people…

I would like to fill the eight law enforcement positions, and eliminate the red light cameras. Cameras can’t protect our citizens like a highly trained law enforcement officer.

Become a business-friendly city by supporting public private partnerships when they benefit the public and the private sector takes the risk not the taxpayer.

Q: The city is currently facing mid-year budget shortfalls. What are your thoughts on how this deficit can be closed?

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