When I was first elected to the City Council in 2006, I pledged to stay connected to the community in order to better address its needs. On my first day in office, I created “Public Office Hours” Every month on the first Monday of the month at 6PM I held a public meeting somewhere in Chula Vista. I held over 100 public meeting in my eight years as a councilman and I pledge to do the same again if elected.
I believe elected officials need to be on the ground, in the community listening and responding to neighborhood problems. There is no better way than these community meetings.
In 2016, I will also seek to have my City Council office at the South Chula Vista Public Library where it will be most accessible to the residents of District 4.