What will Paso Robles voters decide?
August 28, 2012
OPINION By GARY NEMETH
The citizens of Paso Robles deserve a new beginning starting by following what the Tribune wrote about the only way to change the current mayor would be by the community deciding on a write in candidate opposing Duane Picanco and wining.
Next step is to use the “at will” provision to replace the City Manager Jim App. Then removal and replace both city attorneys, no more increased taxes, higher fees, revisit the regulatory codes and costly consultants! The city council should reduce burdens on local businesses and building / development fees for the housing market to recover.
Fact: We desperately need an economic development manager to bring businesses to our community. Economic development works to provide jobs for the city’s tax and revenue base — relieving higher taxes and increased fees.
Fact: The Paso Robles Police Department, emergency services and public works budgets are the same as they were in 2004 or earlier. Crime has not decreased, our population has increased.
We the people” of Paso Robles are missing chances for joint workshops between City Council and Planning Commission on a Saturday, when people can participate and provide the information on what direction we want our city to take.
Gary Nemeth retired from the San Luis Obispo Police department following a 30-year law enforcement career. Nemeth sat on the Paso Robles City Council from 2000 through 2008.