Last on the Ballot and First in his love for Tustin
Twenty-six years ago I chose to live
in Tustin because I felt it was the best Home Town
in Orange County to raise a family. Today I’m
running for re-election to the Tustin City Council
to ensure that Tustin keeps the magic that
originally attracted me here in the first place.
I am proud to be your Mayor this
year, and am gratified and encouraged by the support
I have already received in my campaign including
friends, and neighbors I have worked with through
the many years of my family’s involvement in our
community, including, Tustin Dolphins, Tustin PONY
League, Tustin Eastern Little League, NJB, AYSO
Soccer, SoCal Waterpolo and numerous sports, events
and activities for our local public schools, where
my children graduated from Tustin High.
As a City with a lot of citizen
participation we have accomplished a lot during my
first term on the City Council and as your Mayor,
and I ask for your vote to keep Tustin on the right
track. These are accomplishments during my term on
the City Council, in which as residents you should
Crime is down
in the last year end study due to our great
Police Department. Violent Crime is down 25% and
Property Crime down 12%. I pledge to continue to
give our police officers the resources they need
to keep this trend going.
budget is in good shape. Even with the State
eliminating Redevelopment Agencies and looking
at other ways to take City revenues the City
maintains a healthy general fund reserve of over
18%. We are in much better financial shape then
several of our neighboring cities. I pledge to
look at further ways to keep our budget
balanced, including regional cost sharing.
business climate in Tustin was enhanced last
year when we eliminated business license fees
and most construction permit fees. This brought
new small businesses to town and created more
jobs and helped enhance our local economy. Also
the Tustin Legacy Development has started up
again and is creating more jobs. Watch for homes
and apartment homes and Tustin Ranch Road being
built over the next few months. I pledge to keep
that business friendly attitude alive and well
We are on the
cutting edge of reform being one of the first
cities in Orange County to enact pension reform
that is fair to the taxpayer. We also enacted
one of the first sexual predator restriction
laws in Orange County, helping to keep our
children safe. I pledge to continue to keep
Tustin a regional leader in Orange County.
A couple of
years ago Tustin was ranked in the top 25 Cities
in the US to “Live Well” in by Forbes Magazine.
I pledge to continue that trend into the future,
with no additional taxes.
I ask for your vote to keep Tustin on
the right Track. Remember, I am last on the ballot
but first in my love of Tustin.