Amara announces run for City Council

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Sandy Giuliani Amara, a lifelong resident of Auburn and Auburn planning commissioner, has thrown her hat in the ring for a seat on the Auburn City Council.

From her early education at Saint Joseph’s School, Amara graduated from Placer High and attended the University of San Francisco, where she received her masters degree in counseling and earned a lifetime teaching credential. Her dedication to children included serving as trustee for Auburn Union School District and as attorney for Auburn’s “Kidz Kount.”

As a child, Amara developed her work ethic at her parent’s retail shop, Nat’s Men Store in downtown Auburn. She has retail experience and understands the challenges of this business environment.

After marrying Dirk Amara and beginning a family, Sandy enrolled in Lincoln Law School and obtained a doctorate in law. She followed that with specialized training in mediation services through the appellate court in Sacramento. In 1993, she set up a successful law and mediation practice in downtown Auburn, which continues to thrive today.

“My community means a lot to me, which is why I have entered this race. Many years of community service, along with my occupation as an attorney/mediator working to resolve high conflict disputes often involving complex legal issues, has prepared me to be uniquely qualified to serve Auburn,” Sandy said. “I see many challenges ahead for the city of Auburn. We must ensure public and fire safety, attract and retain high quality sustainable businesses, improve our streets for pedestrians and bicycles, and encourage affordable housing for our seniors.”

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