Costa Mesa sits in the heart of Orange County and is an extremely desirable location for home owners and business. During my time on the Council, I have tried to maintain this status by keeping fees low and working with all of our businesses. As a City we are blessed to have the top sales tax generating mall in the world, South Coast Plaza. But, we cannot rely on this tax base forever. Costa Mesa must continue to be a business friendly city and encourage investment in our City.
Our business friendly environment has led to the several corporations moving their HQ and division offices to Costa Mesa such as VANS “off the wall”
Over the past few years, we have seen a reformation on the Westside. Dilapidated, worn-out buildings that were no longer serving the best interests of the community are being replaced with newer, more modern residences. On 17th Street we have seen a renaissance of restaurants and stores open up: Pitfire Pizza, Green Leaf, Mendocino Farms, Chick-fil-A In & Out Burger, & Tabu Shabu to name a few. The Triangle has been completely reformed and is now a destination center for people not only from Costa Mesa, but all over Orange County.
It is exciting to see all of the improvements throughout Costa Mesa, and I would like to see the City continue to move forward.