Public Safety – Barstow FIRE / EMS

As Mayor, I propose a goal of continuing to exhaust all efforts to keep the Barstow Fire Protection District under local control (City of Barstow) and creating an appointed Fire Commission Board. One Commissioner will come from each city district 1,2,3,4 and there will be a member at large. I also propose to re-start the…

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Homeless / Transient Issue

Our quality of life in Barstow should strive to match the quality of our nice climate. As Mayor, I will lead the efforts to tackle the homeless and ever-growing population of the “dumping” of transients on our city streets. I propose to to create a position of “Health and Welfare Officer”. The funding will come…

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Housing Starts

As Mayor, I propose to create a working relationship/partnership with local home builders to “jump-start” new home building. Homes would initially be built (1) house at a time. NOTE: Historically, multi-home builders have chosen not to build in Barstow because of unfavorable demographic concerns and this fact remains to date. What do you think? Leave…

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Seniors and Kids . . .

As Mayor, SENIORS . . . I propose that the City creates an active and engaged partnership with the Barstow Senior Center. Initial funds and funding will come from the “promised” MeasureQ sales tax income derived from the passing of Measure Q. KIDS . . . In addition to the expanded deliverables created through the…

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New Income Opportunities

As Mayor, I propose to create a “central grant-writing” professional position. This expert will focus solely on acquiring funds and funding for public safety, youth, senior and social justice success enhancement systems and programs. I pledge to personally lobby legislators in San Bernardino County, Sacramento and Washington D.C. to ensure Barstow (our town) receives its…

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Economic Development

As Mayor, I want to help create a climate that encourages businesses and entrepreneurs to follow their ingenuity and invest in their ideas in Barstow. I propose newly formed small businesses receive a 50% reduction in City of Barstow required start-up fees and costs during the 1st full year of doing business. What do you…

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Education

As Mayor, I propose that the city-owned Community Center be open daily for extended hours to support a city directed “after school” Student Success Enhancement Services Programs, i.e.: homework, tutoring assistance, recreational activities, as well as an after school “safe-place” for our children to go after school. What do you think? Share your thoughts below.…

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Public Safety – Barstow POLICE

As Mayor, I propose a goal of fifty police officers on our streets, supported by the highest quality training and the best in new technology. Additional funding would come from the passing of Measure Q, re-prioritizing categorical available funds and partnering with outside law enforcement agencies in the County-wide and State-wide illegal drug trafficking intervention…

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Transparency

As Mayor, I propose that the city finances be thoroughly reviewed by an outside entity and reviewed by the newly formed “citizen finance over-site committee” as well as the sitting mayor and council members. All findings are to be presented in an OPEN forum and presented to the general public in multiple presentations. Term Limits:…

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