The status quo of the city is unacceptable. City hall is bloated, while our public safety and commerce suffers. It is time to take action and bring tough, no nonsense solutions to the forefront. No more government hand outs that erode our pocket books, our communities or our liberties. For too long our taxpayer dollars have been wasted on inefficiency, pet projects and increasing the size of our local government. The proper role of government is to protect the citizenry and ensure that we are free to pursue our God given rights without interference from federal, state or local officials. As citizens, we must embrace personal responsibility and community accountability. Prosperity and a better quality of life for the citizens of Hemet does not solely rely upon a few elected officials who are in office for a short time. Rather, it relies upon that basic American ideal of "common sense" leadership that ensures our fiscal house remains in order for years to come, and upon a community who stays involved and embraces a homegrown pride in ownership of this great city.
At a minimum, within 30 days of my election, I will initiate the following -- all of which can be accomplished without raising taxes:
1. A significant increase of police officers on the street paid for by eliminating non-essential city personnel and privatizing as many city services as possible.
2. A reduction of social service magnets that attract undesirable people and illegals to our city.
3. Passing tough “quality of life” ordinances including an early curfew for juveniles, tougher truancy and loitering measures, and regular check-stops. In short, I will do what it takes to make undesirable people and criminals not want to be here.