Priorities

Priorities

  • Fiscal Discipline
    • Balanced the budget
    • Pay down unfunded liabilities and reduce government size and scope. Save for Capital projects such as libraries, parks and the senior center.
  • Safety
    • Police & Fire priority
    • Eliminate problem motels
  • Infrastructure
    • Improve roads and reduce traffic
  • Community
    • Attract new families and improve our schools. Work to continue the to improve our Senior center.
    • Improve neighborhoods with systematic capital improvements
  • Transparency
    • COIN:
      • The premise behind COIN is simple: Inform the public of the annual cost of the current labor contract and provide a fiscal impact analysis of each new proposal.
      • The city must hire an independent negotiator (in Costa Mesa, prior councils had an executive-level public employee handle the negotiations).
      • Each council member must disclose any communications about the negotiations with representatives of the employee association.
      • Before any vote, the labor contract must be discussed in at least two City Council meetings and posted on the city’s website at least seven days before the first meeting.
  • Rehab Home Reform
  • Homeless Solutions
  • Fairview Park ~ Improve the trail systems and protect the open space