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NAME: Ginny Kerr
OCCUPATION: Planning Commissioner
San Juan Capistrano needs a cooperative, united effort to make headway in managing the city’s limited resources and taking steps to improve economic conditions. I will work to reach consensus on the following issues that are beneficial to our city:
Implement strategies to encourage small business growth and expansion while preserving our city’s unique character. Our city needs a more diversified tax base, in order to provide essential city services and to meet our long-term financial goals.
Work with the city and its partners to increase open space accessibility for residents.
Maintain our heritage and equestrian identity that makes San Juan Capistrano unique and differentiates us from our neighbors.
Favor well-planned development that adheres to design guidelines in order to retain the city’s unique character and compliment the historic downtown.
As the city’s Planning Commissioner for the past five years and resident for 14, I am known for my common sense approach to decision making, my ability to work together in solving problems and my support for small business and open space.
My BA in organizational management provides the perfect background for this challenge.
Adversity is counterproductive. The city’s future is in our hands – let’s work together.
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