Dear 2nd District residents,
Euphemisms like “managed retreat” have been used that few understand, public hearings have been brushed aside and our present Second District Supervisor has been coy about where she stands — even though she represents this beach and many of the families that use it every day. I want to protect and preserve our coast, but we need to also include and consider the opinions of those that decisions like this would impact most.
Another euphemism, “revenue neutrality”, is something our current Supervisor has refused to address, discuss or really even acknowledge — even though the bulk of the people she represents are affected by the policy and will see little of this tax money spent in the city in which they live. As Mayor of Goleta, I’ve asked several times — our current Supervisor won’t sit at the table and talk about what we can do to make a more equal policy.
I have been careful and deliberate because that is the kind of leader I am. I seek opinions, even if they are not necessarily my own, so I am sure I am not missing anything. I study the issues and want to hear all sides — because that is the only way I know how to represent the community from which I live. I’d be honored to have your vote this June.