EDITOR'S NOTE: Patch is running 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: Sam Allevato
OCCUPATION: Councilmember/Retired Policeman
Despite a recession, our city is financially sound. With leadership and tough choices, we have balanced our budget and reduced spending while maintaining a safe environment for residents. As a member of the City Council for eight years, I am a proven and experienced leader with a track record of sound decision-making.
A retired law enforcement professional, public safety is my top priority
Our city is made up of 40 percent open space. With my leadership, we have added miles of trails for the enjoyment of hikers, bikders and equestrians. We have also added new parks such as Los Rios Park, Reata Park and Event Center and the Dr. Cortese Dog Park.
I have secured funding for transportation projects, diverting traffic around our city, and offering regional solutions to traffic problems, promoting safety, mobility, and preservation of our village character.
I support bringing new businesses into our town, adding revenue to our city, and bringing economic stimulus and synergy that will optimize sales tax revenues.
A 36-year resident who raised my family here, I understand what a special place San Juan Capistrano is and will continue to be with experienced and caring leadership.
Others can promise, but I have delivered.