In the weeks leading up to the November 6 election, The Capistrano Dispatch will provide comprehensive coverage of the race for two City Council seats.
Five of the six candidates submitted their statements to the City Clerk’s office, and The Dispatch published them as one document on Friday, August, 17. This week, The Dispatch will publish all six candidate statements individually in the order in which they will appear on the ballot.
Fourth on the list is resident Kim McCarthy. McCarthy is an active and vocal presence at City Council meetings. She is currently a contributing editor to the local newsletter and blog Capistrano Common Sense. McCarthy is running her campaign in partnership with candidate and fellow Capistrano Common Sense contributor Dr. Roy Byrnes. Below is her statement:
NAME: Kim McCarthy
Out of control water bills, traffic, increasing debt… vote for me to stop this insanity. My name is Kim McCarthy, a 12-year resident of SJC, wife and Mother of 3. I was born and raised in Michigan and am a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Since moving to SJC I have:
Consistently attended City Council meetings to stay informed about local issues that affect all residents.
Completed the City’s Leadership Academy course on local government to familiarize myself with City operations.
Implemented and served on the Community Issues Ad-Hoc Committee.
For the past 2 ½ years, served on the Editorial Board of the Capistrano Common Sense (www.ccsense.com) to get the facts to you.
Staunchly supported the establishment of the Capistrano Taxpayers Association (www.capotax.org).
I will fight to reduce local taxation through reduction of water/sewer rates, permits and ticketing fees. I will fight to maintain local infrastructure including your neighborhood streets, and rein in wasteful spending on consultants. I will listen to your solutions to improve traffic flow and other local issues. Vote for me if you want a fighter for your quality of life. Please visit my website: www.commonsense4SJC.com.
Editorial Note: All candidate statements appear as submitted.