What are my Goals as Councilmember?
Being chosen by the people to make decisions that affect their lives every day is a solemn responsibility that I take very seriously.
I am proud of the progress our city has made during the past four years.
- The Water Reclamation Facility has moved forward from a concept on paper to a project under construction.
- I helped write an ordinance for short term vacation rentals that balances community needs.
- I helped write an ordinance to keep tobacco and vaping products out of the hands of our young people.
- All City funds have rainy day reserves.
- Every budget is balanced, even considering extraordinary COVID-19 impacts this year.
- I personally provide direct transparent communication to residents with a monthly newsletter.
This election is about the future, where you think your city ought to be headed —
Do you believe that we are on the right track?
Shall we continue to move forward?
This is your opportunity to choose.
This is the future that I will pursue:
- Complete water recycling so we become water-independent and drought-proof.
- Continue to work with the Chamber of Commerce to develop a balanced economy.
- Continue to develop open space and recreational opportunities such as the Chevron property, Morro Bay Power Plant and the existing Water Treatment Plant site on Atascadero Road
- Create additional affordable housing opportunities.
- Support our fishermen and develop offshore wind energy.
- Protect our Harbor by developing new revenue to replace aging infrastructure.
- Develop new revenue so that we can:
- Maintain local control of police and fire resources;
- Repave our streets to acceptable standards;
- Maintain clean public restrooms and weekend trash pickup.
- Plan for future income-producing recreational development of city-owned property at the existing WWTP site on Atascadero Road.
- Ensure that development of the Morro Bay Power Plant meets community needs and provides additional revenue for the City.
- Develop a broader economic base that can help protect us from major catastrophic events.
- Help our existing businesses to grow.
- Relocate our Visitor Center to a prime location with parking.
- Build a history museum.
- Continue to complete projects on the Unmet Bike/Pedestrian Needs list.
- Extend the Harborwalk north from Morro Creek to the Cloisters on the west side of the high school.
- Find sustainable funding to bring our streets up to PCI 70.
- Complete our update of the General Plan/Local Coastal Program with an updated Zoning Ordinance.
- Ensure that our public restrooms are kept clean and provide weekend trash pickup both downtown and on the waterfront.
- Ensure that we provide fair and equitable protection to our fishing community through proper interpretation of Measure D.
- I’d like to do for the harbor what we did for One Water – an assessment and inventory of needs and a 30-year Sustainability Plan for financing improvements.
- Look for funding sources to remodel or build a new police station.
- Improve event coordination and communication.
- Facilitate construction of the new Morro Bay Aquarium.
- Explore a property/business owner improvement district that will enhance the appearance of downtown businesses and improve the value of commercial property throughout the city.
- Pursue building a haul-out boatyard on the Embarcadero and create a Working Waterfront.
- Develop a fast-track business-permitting process.
- Develop a simple and equitable sign ordinance.
- Create a business-friendly climate that supports our merchants.
- Develop a process for reviewing parklet applications that includes buy-in from all affected businesses and stakeholders.
- Continue to work closely with Morro Bay High School in strategic planning and communication.
I have known Red since he served on Bike SLO County years ago and advised my Rotary project, connecting Cal Poly and the City of SLO bike paths. Red is a vital contributor to the community, and he has my whole-hearted support and endorsement in his campaign for Morro Bay City Council.
After serving with Red since 2018 I know for sure he deserves your vote. Red is committed to Morro Bay and listens closely to what our residents want and need. He's a collaborator and has is eye towards the future. Red is just what Morro Bay needs.
Dawn Addis, Morro Bay Mayor Pro Tem
Keep Morro Bay ahead with Red
Larry Burke & Susan Heinemann
It has been my distinct pleasure working alongside Red during these past 4 years on the City council. He is always thoughtful, well prepared, and effective in supporting policy issues important to advancing Morro Bay’s future success as a viable city.
Mayor John Headding