Accomplishments

  • Took the lead in halting construction of the proposed $6.1 million new County Administration building, freeing the money to be spent on other, more worthwhile county projects.
  • Worked with majority of other Board members to reject the Coastal Commission's changes to our proposed Land Use Development Code.
  • Defended the rights of our oil and gas companies by ensuring their voices were heard as the county rewrites our "High Risk" ordinance.
  • Helped secure $700,000 in funding to remove silt deposits at Twitchell Dam and recharge the Santa Maria ground water basin.
  • Directed staff to create a new mobile home closure ordinance, protecting the rights of park residents throughout the county.
  • Restricted access to 411 directory assistance, saving the county $8,000-$12,000 per year.