Public Safety: This is My First Priority. I am dedicated to keeping Arcadia a safe place to live, do business and raise a family. That’s why I’ve been endorsed by our local police officers and fire fighters.
Mansionization: I believe in property rights on both sides of the fence. I do not believe someone should have to sacrifice their privacy or their quality of life to retain their property value. I believe there is a rational way to come to a solution. I am against the over building of property and developers quest for extreme greater population density in Arcadia. I have attended zoning public forums in Arcadia, with diverse age and race participants. I know a reasonable compromise can be found through a Citizen’s Zoning Committee. Mansionization or the over building of property in Arcadia, was an old issue when I first ran for Council 10 years ago and it has never received the attention it deserves. I spent 8 years on the Arcadia City Council striving to get a fair resolution. As Mayor, I met with San Marino to learn how they dealt with it. The most I could get was Citywide Neighbor Notification, which is only a start. That is also why I feel it is imperative that we elect two people to the Council who comprehend the problem and want to resolve it.
Downtown Arcadia: Arcadians want a downtown that they can be proud of. I want to support the small business owners in Downtown Arcadia and help create more foot traffic to the area. I made it my issue, as mayor, to put new life in the Downtown Arcadia area. I am still active with the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association and plan to see it succeed.
Fiscal Responsibility: I respect and treat the taxpayers’ money as if it was my own. While on the City Council I often stood alone, voting against fiscal waste like the Longevity Bonuses, a unilateral deal that gave away over a half a million dollars of Arcadian’s money annually, in perpetuity, with Arcadia getting nothing in return. Similarly, I was the only Councilman to vote against the increase in the Utility Users Tax. I feel we are taxed enough already.
Integrity: The motto of my company is “Refrigerated Service with Integrity.” “Service with Integrity” is more than a motto to me, it is the way to live. The integrity of Arcadia’s Council has been questioned lately and our Community has been torn apart. I can and I will work to mend Arcadia. To me Public Service is all about what I can give to my community, not how I can personally benefit.
Our Families: Arcadia’s motto is “A Community of Homes.” To me Arcadia is a Community of Families and the Family is the Cornerstone of a solid society. My actions and voting are always done with the family in mind.