IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES
It is time to address public safety issues in our community head on and not rest until we have reduced property, violent, and substance abuse related crimes. AB109 (Prison Realignment), Proposition 47 (Reduces Some Felonies to Misdemeanors), and many other factors have placed unprecedented strain on our county’s public safety services and resources. The Blueprint for Public Safety produced by the City of Redding is a good beginning to a larger scale countywide plan. We must bring new energy to the Board of Supervisors to ensure that Shasta County citizens are protected now and well into the future.
ADDRESS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS
With prevention and early intervention, we can effectively reduce homelessness, especially due to mental illness and substance abuse in Shasta County. A comprehensive solution combining improved mental health services, housing options, and detox facilities must be planned and implemented as soon as possible.
STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY
By streamlining County processes and by being proactive, we can make Shasta County a place where business leaders want to create jobs. Our quality of life is our greatest asset and we must ensure that we provide effective representation for our citizens at all levels of government.
IMPROVE CITY AND COUNTY RELATIONS
The city and county face similar challenges in 2016. We need leaders who are energetic problem solvers who will tackle problems together. Let’s collaborate to reduce speed bumps and silos to serve the people of Shasta County in an effective and fiscally responsible way.