Jack Dilles Scotts Valley City Council Candidate Statement

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To the People of Scotts Valley:

I am running for the Scotts Valley City Council because I love our city and want to see it prosper. My platform is one of Strategic Planning, Open Communication, and Responsible Stewardship. We can move forward in a way that serves all of us, with a shared vision and collaborative leadership.

I am grateful to the people who have held coffee chats, made phone calls, written letters, and made donations in support of my campaign. I have knocked on every door to meet voters and hear their concerns.

In my work, family, community, and in this race, I have endeavored to act respectfully and ethically.

A Political Action Committee (PAC) that includes some outside developers has attacked me and my character to distract people from the real issues. I believe in careful planning and negotiating responsible development agreements. I support opening up the process and shedding light on proposals and plans.

I am concerned about the cumulative effect of development projects that are rapidly unfolding in Scotts Valley. Traffic is becoming a problem and, as our neighboring communities can attest, it is a hard problem to solve. I am concerned about the financial deals that have been made by the City Council. Developers, not taxpayers, should bear the risks and costs of doing business in Scotts Valley.

Let’s work together to create a vibrant community and a common vision. Scotts Valley will face pressure to grow in the coming years. It is important that we face these challenges together with an idea of where we are going. Unplanned growth has unintended consequences.

I would appreciate your vote.

Sincerely,

Jack Dilles
Candidate for Scotts Valley City Council

Picture by the Santa Cruz Sentinel

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