Current Job: Retired Police Lieutenant and Current City Council Member
Top 3 Priorities if Elected:
CRIME ISSUES OF SANTA MARIA
We must make sure that we have a dynamic new Police Chief that has a sense of community in his/her management style. It needs to be someone who will reach out and build bridges in the community with our many community leaders. These leaders will bring with them their followers to form the necessary environment to reduce or eliminate crime. Within our police department we must continue to provide the best personnel to all positions that are deemed to be mission critical. Next we must provide the best and latest in technology and training to our personnel. Lastly we must decide and establish additional infrastructure that will be critical to the support of our line officers.
We must make Santa Maria more business friendly by streamlining the bureaucracy now in place for opening a business. We must also help provide a work force that will meet the needs of new companies to provide a service or product. We can do this by working with potential businesses and our local college. We need to actively reach out to these businesses and show them that we are ready and willing to welcome them into our community.
STIMULATE LOCAL ECONOMY
For far too long I have heard people refer to Santa Maria as merely an overflow location We are not thought of as a destination. This must change. We must provide a service, product or entertainment that will cause people to come here because that service, product or entertainment is better here or not found anywhere else on the Central Coast. This will take partnering with people in the private sector who are willing to make the changes and investments necessary to make this happen.
All three of these priorities are critical in building a healthy safe and economically sound community.