As residents of Ventura, we are so fortunate to be surrounded by the great beauty of our coastal shorelines, hillsides and river valleys. I have loved living here and raising my children here for over 25 years. In that time our city has seen a tremendous growth and change.
As a Mortgage Field Inspector for ten years, I interacted with thousands of homeowners and their contractors. Traveling throughout Ventura on a regular basis has given me the unique vantage point of witnessing our city’s strengths and weaknesses from the perspective of residents all around our city.
I am acutely aware of the many challenges before us. Ventura needs:
- Improved roads
- Critical water infrastructure
- The continued support of police and fire services
- To finally, effectively address the homeless crisis on our streets
To assure these needs are met, we must attract, retain and foster thriving local businesses to generate the necessary funds to meet Ventura’s operational needs. Successful businesses offer greater local opportunities for all residents.
The Community Development Department plays a critical role in whether or not a business will open in our city. These are the responsibilities of the City Council which I believe have not been effectively addressed.
This year has seen an unprecedented reaction to the pandemic. Covid19 restrictions have devastated many of our local businesses. This terrible crisis has not only greatly jeopardized our local businesses’ survival, but also caused many residents to lose jobs or have work opportunities greatly curtailed.
We must advocate on behalf of our residents to the County and State to quickly and safely re-open businesses for full service. There is a balance between protecting public health and protecting people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. The County and City numbers do not support the continued restrictions and mandates.
We need Council members willing to stand up to outside forces in the face of adversity. This is our city, and we determine the direction we want to go.
As your next City Council Member, I will:
- Focus on bringing new businesses to our city
- Focus on supporting those devastated by Covid19 lockdowns
- Efficiently work to bring positive results on critical quality-of-life issues and local concerns
I am open to discussing all matters big and small pertaining to our current situation, short-term strategies, and future aspirations of our city. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!
Meet me in person at my campaign headquarters every Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at BSF Fitness, 4580 Market Street.
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Vote for Heather May Ellinger November 3rd and tell your friends in District 7 about me.
Let’s make Ventura better together!