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How Much are candidates spending to get into office? the County charges candidates $622.85 just to put a statement on a ballot.
Who is in office affects how much your cost of living gets altered. Higher taxes , higher rents.
While driving around the city , try to count the number of vacant / closing businesses.
When contracts out services, are they actually being verified as being completed correctly ?.
Shane Jones 38
Parent / Business Owner He has a printing business Lived in Lake Forest since around 2002
Frank Wagoner 52
Small Business Owner Selling Computer Equipment / troubleshooting business systems Lived in Lake Forest Since around 1988 Small Business Owner Why running: to get the city to be more effective and give a normal person input to the city council. While giving input on city contracts to avoid change order requests ( those are why a 2.2 million dollar project becomes a $4 million dollar project) Qualifications: Not affiliated with any company or group ( I will not be influenced by any group for their benefit. ) Small business toolset: As a small business owner I have to be able to do the following: Accounting / bookkeeping, Inventory control, cost management, working with fixed resources, Procurement, manufacturing, Website design / setup, ecommerce website design / setup , spreadsheet , wordprocessing , database, Normalizing data, presentation software usage, LAN network installation, configuration , maintenance, Data recovery, Data Backup, information researcher, troubleshooter, photo editing, Working with customers in the following occupations: Police , Construction , Legal, Medical , Accounting, Veterinarian, programming, Stock broker, Manufacturing, Shipping company, church, Engineering, Handyman, Cleaning company, SEO, Insurance, Retail store, Online store, Carpenter, plumber, Handyman, Mechanics , Auto body, Home based, Small Business, Over the last 30 years , I have worked with over 5,000 different programs. I also have helped millions of people without them knowing, nor me getting compensated.
Larissa Clark 46
Administrative Assistant Lived in Lake forest since around 1998 Why is she running ? According to her mailer, because she has been home owner for 21 years. Stated Qualifications: 1) Called Sheriff and reported 2 homeless groups. 2) She claims she stopped the El Toro Rd Interchange project. I thought a lot of other people were involved. ( me included. ) I guess the others did not help only Larissa. 3) She was the only local resident to speak out at Council meetings on the Affordable housing project 1/2 mile from her house . Did she not contact the people who live near the affordable housing project? Also I do not think she succeeded. 4) She enjoys talking with neighbors 5) She volunteered on several city committees and has not missed a city council meeting since 2016. That is easy to say since they are all online to watch. After attending that many meetings What came of it?????? I would have expected more change. She forgot to mention her name on the failed Recall / City Council take over attempt that cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Jeannette Nadal 62
Historian / Writer. Lived in Lake Forest since around 1987
Robert Pequeno 56
Retired Sheriff's Sergeant Lake Forest resident around 1989 then moved to Garden Grove then Mojave . then moved back to Lake Forest . IN 2018 Made Total Pay Plus Benefits $281,068.11 ( almost 1/3 of a million?) working as sheriff Sergeant??? Reason for running? "Working on a Better Tomorrow for Lake Forest" Qualifications: 1) Retired Sheriff's Sergeant I personally view it as a conflict of interest to have someone influence the city council for benefits to police over public interest. 2) US Marine Corps Veteran While I respect Vets, I do not see this as a qualification unless the city is going to war 3) Lake Forest Commissioner - Volunteered to be on a committiee that paid him to be there 4) Husband & Father. His website states he will : Protect Lake Forest from dangerous criminals Did he think he is getting a job with the sheriff dept?? Or did he get it confused with giving more pay raises to Sheriffs? Address homelessness with both services and enforcement He did that while a police officer and we had an increase in homeless persons. Ensure District 5 gets our fair share of city services and projects If He has been already working with city council members why has he not done this already?
Even if you do not have direct interaction with politics. It affects you. First in your money by taxes being removed to spend frivolously. Then on services not up to par. To you waiting in traffic because lights are not linked to the real time data from cell phones .
While driving around the city, see how many business there are up for lease. Is your Gym GONE for good?
Take Pictures of the cracks in the streets that were recently slurry coated.. Or take pictures of El Toro and Rockfield corners that are surrounded by chain link fences for a long time.