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Monrovia has not lost $4.5 million in grants.

My opponent says that the City lost that amount in grant money during my term as Mayor due to what he calls “part-time management.” It’s hard to see how he came to his conclusions – either about the cause or the amounts involved.

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Fiscal Responsibility

Our budget remains balanced, new businesses are being added to our tax base and we are successfully addressing the long-standing financial hurdle of deferred maintenance. In short, the City has been through rough times, but thanks to prudent financial management, its solvency and ability to grow have never been threatened.

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Support for Education

Teamwork with our School Board is crucial to achieving our educational and community goals. I recommit to taking the lead in supporting our schools and continue my hands-on work with my two adopted schools, Santa Fe Middle School and the Adult/ROP.

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Business Development

Creating an environment that attracts business is vital to the progress of our community. One of the best ways we can compete and attract jobs is to maximize the high-tech businesses already here. We also need to make sure that our city assists businesses by keeping things simple, not over-regulating and basically providing support that “gets out of business’s way.”

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Neighborhood Protection

I remain committed to protecting our neighborhoods and business districts while also balancing property rights and economic realities. I have a strong record in that regard, and have consistently voted with all of Monrovia’s interests in mind.

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