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Candidate Statement for KSBW-TV

Together with my performance as Mayor from 2010 to 2012, this statement I just filmed for KSBW (September 24, 2014) should give you a good idea of what skills and results I will bring to the City of Seaside. (1m43s)

This video clip, also available on Youtube, is courtesy of KSBW Action News 8 which is broadcast weekdays at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. PST over the air on channel 8.1. KSBW features an extensive collection of current and archival clips on its website KSBW.com.

Overview of my first term as Mayor of Seaside

I have now appeared on Your Town: Radio & Television Program a number of times.  The clearest discussion of City policy successes during my term as Mayor came in October, 2012 where I discussed City finance, staffing, economic development, public safety and a number of other issues with host Carl Kelleher.   The program originally aired on October 3, 2012.  (20m57s)

This video clip is courtesy of Your Town: Radio & Television Program which is broadcast weekdays at 5 p.m. PST on Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) (Comcast cable channel 24).

Your Town is produced by Jim Vossen of MontereyRadio.com.

A little bit of history

During my campaign for City Council in 2008 I was asked to appear on Your Town: Radio & Television Program. I discussed my upbringing, business and involvement in the community with host Chris Fitz and provided an overview of some important issues facing the City of Seaside. The program originally aired on August 19, 2008. (18m29s)

This video clip is courtesy of Your Town: Radio & Television Program which is broadcast weekdays at 5 p.m. PST on AMP (Comcast cable channel 24).

Request for Reconsideration of Vote at FORA

At the FORA meeting of August 29, 2012 I asked for reconsideration of a vote regarding impact fees. FORA has been under intense scrutiny and was at the time involved in at least three lawsuits brought by the public. It is important that when any board member at any public meeting (in this case Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker) reasonably asks for more time to discuss, that such time be granted.

My continued efforts to ensure adequate discussion had helped improve FORA’s transparency a bit, but FORA still has a long way to go in rehabilitating its reputation.

This meeting did not help: as you will see, the FORA Chair (at that time, Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter) did not accept my valid motion for a vote even though there was no motion to adjourn (the only motion which would have overridden mine), merely unilateral adjournment by the chair.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes for this to be reconsidered by the board. To date it has not been done and I believe any fee collection by FORA might be successfully challenged in court until this incomplete FORA board action is addressed. (2m28s)

This video clip is part of the official public record of the Ft. Ord Reuse Authority and was first presented in longer form on AMP (Comcast cable channel 25).

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