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Santa Barbara County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Fred Shaw

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Carpinteria

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Generations of families have settled in this valley, helping to create a small and neighborly community. It is important to maintain this feeling of genuine camaraderie between new and longtime residents.

  • I will strive to maintain mobile home rent control, so crucial for our seniors and younger families. I also will advocate for mixed-use housing opportunities and workforce housing for our local workforce.
  • I will seek to expand availability of our recreational parks and facilities for all age groups.
  • I will work to mitigate the impacts of the Hwy 101 project, including "WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS" signage, ramp closures at our convenience, and additional bike and walking improvements.
  • I will protect open space and agricultural lands, prevent urban sprawl, and encourage environmentally sensitive building and zoning regulations.

We need to support our local businesses:
  • Fiscal stability is essential for our community's continued success.
  • I am committed to our Mom-and-Pop stores and small businesses that are the essence of Carpinteria.
  • More and aggressive outreach is necessary to attract resource-neutral industrial businesses in appropriate and planned areas.
  • I will promote Carpinteria as a car-free, carefree tourist destination.

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