SJC City Council Candidate Statement: Ginny Kerr

After five years on the Planning Commission, candidate wants to move to City Council.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Patch is running run each candidate's statement on file with the City Clerk's office on consecutive days in the order the names will appear on the ballot.

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.



Stephanie Frisch August 31, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I especially agree with Ginny's last sentence.
Joanna Clark October 12, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I'd like to know how you're going to address the effects of climate change. The loss of the Greenland ice-cap will produce a 22 foot rise in sea-level. Worse case scenario predictions place this as early as 2030. A 22-foot rise will put most of San Juan underwater.


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