Monterey County Supervisor District 3
Vote for 1
Thursday, October 29, 1998
1. Name, occupation, number of years in the district.
2. How much do you plan to raise and spend? Who's endorsing you?
3. Where and how should the county grow? Should the county adopt stricter limits on the development of ag land?
4. How well is the county allocating its fiscal resources? Are there specific cuts you see that you could make?
5. How well is Monterey County being managed? What will you be looking for in a county administrator?
6. What's your position on Measure N, which seeks to raise sales taxes to fund transportation improvements?
7. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
Lifetime District resident
2. Has raised: $127,537
Endorsements include: Salinas Valley Chamber & a vast majority of the Salinas Valley growers & a large majority of business professionals.
3. A new general plan should be developed with strict controls on preserving agricultural land. The cities' growth direction should be towards the marginal farming ground & infilling should be a priority.
4. The county needs someone on the Board of Supervisors with a business background when dealing with a $450 million budget. Cuts could be made in county legal fees & various other departments on the basis of an audit per department.
5. An administrator must have a strong business background in the private sector with some orientation & knowledge twds. hospitality & ag industries. Based on the numerous lawsuits the county has had to deal with, it is obvious there's a problem.
6. I firmly support the Prundale Bypass & the repairing of the county's infrastructure through Measure N.
7. I'm the most qualified candidate for District 3 Supervisor. I have worked in the fields, am a successful dairy farmer, have chaired organizations with budgets over $400 million & have had experience with both state & federal agencies.
Chief engineer, Correctional training facility
53-year district resident
2. Raised: $16,780
Endorsements include: North California Carpenter's Regional Council Central District PAC, Richard & Claudia Smith (general managers of Paraiso Springs Vineyards.)
3. It is essential we sustain economic growth & development. [But] they must be carefully managed. We can do that within guidelines of a new general plan. Annexation projects must be thoroughly investigated case by case.
4. This is an area that will be looked at very hard because resources are continuing to be cut back by state & federal. There are no specific cuts you see, but all areas need to be reviewed on how productive they are, & hold them responsible.
5. Monterey County is being managed by little foresight. It does not have its eye on the South County, which is the largest producer of ag product. What will I look for? That he or she has a background or knowledge of ag & its importance.
6. It is a good measure that will provide county & cities with funds to repair streets. They have not been taken care of for the lack of street funds & it will save lives on the 101 bypass. At the same time, the state shall not be off the hook.
7. The most pressing problem is water. Without water, we cannot exist nor can we continue to develop, expand & produce. I have the experience necessary to address the critical water, housing transportation issues that face the county.