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I would like to thank you for visiting my website and I am honored to be serving our community as your Vice Mayor. I have devoted my time here in Dublin to community service and I am enthusiastic about Dublin’s great quality of life. I herald Dublin as a special place to raise my family as a mother of two school-aged children, a 18-year-old son and an 14-year-old daughter.

I have over two decades of professional experience as a small business manager in the dental and health sector. Simply put, I understand the needs of small businesses and the importance of a viable and sustainable local economy.

I am proud to be your Dublin Councilmember and formerly your Vice Mayor because I care about our city, our families and our community. We continue to be a growing city that has had a long tradition of strong leaders who believe in civil discourse while solving challenging issues. I will be committed to continuing this tradition to keep our community the great place we love. I want Dublin to adopt smart growth policies and I will support projects that continue to preserve our New American Backyard.

 

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Melissa Hernandez
Councilmember, Dublin City Council
Term: 12/2016 to 12/2020

 

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My recent vote and discussion at Tuesday’s city council meeting was not a vote against the Pride flag nor was it about non-support for the LGBTQ community. It was a discussion that has led our council to understand that we, as a city, should have established guidelines for flags, so that we have an official city policy to consider all flag requests in a clear, comprehensive and thoughtful fashion.

It is very important when making a decision involving and impacting many individuals that we exercise due diligence, and that's what I was advocating for on Tuesday.

That being said, there were things said by individuals in the council chamber that I found hurtful and offensive, sentiments that I do not support in any way. Our LGBTQ friends and neighbors are incredibly important members of this community and they should feel safe, welcome and valued in Dublin. I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that is the case. I am proud that we passed the Pride Month proclamation by unanimous vote.

My vote to prioritize the creation of a policy before the immediate action of flying a flag was simply that. I am very hopeful that we will arrive at a policy that paves the way for us to display something that is meaningful to not only the LGBTQ community, but further enables other members of our community to express themselves as well. I look forward to this discussion and finding meaningful ways to celebrate the diversity of our community.
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