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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of FolsomCandidate for City Council

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Mark Moore

Retired Fire Captain
5,199 votes (6.86%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Sensible Development Growth
  • Improve School Safety
  • Support Public Safety

Experience

Experience

Profession:Fire Department Captain, retired
Fire Captain, City of Palo Alto Fire Department (1981–2010)

Community Activities

Member, National Organization for Women (2018–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Carpenters Local 46
  • Ruben Grijalva, former Director of CALFire and California State Fire Marshal
  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1319

Organizations (3)

  • Sacramento Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Sacramento-Sierra's Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Operating Engineers Local 3

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Challenges for Folsom

Summary

Folsom’s future is bright, but there are unprecedented challenges ahead that must be masterfully managed by leaders who have the courage, integrity and commitment to do the right things when called upon.  I don't believe that there's enough valuable influence from the community at large; the current city council doesn't seem to be well-tapped into the minds and hearts of the majority of their constituents.  I will change that simply and consistently… I will listen to all sides of an issue, I will educate myself to the facts, and will always act in the best interest of the community as a whole...That's the job of civic leadership.

 

I'm enormously proud of my fire service background, serving the community selflessly; everyday all we did was help people, that’s it.  We existed to serve, to answer each and every call for help, to mitigate what seemed like the worst possible scenario and more often than not make it better.  That’s what I did for 30 years, that’s who I am still, and I want to bring that same commitment and promise to the Folsom City Council.     

Folsom is under siege from a development growth boom.  It will rapidly disintegrate any semblance of the “small town feel” that Folsom touts, yet has already begun to disappear.  But it doesn’t have to be all bad.  With the right leadership in place, making thoughtful, intelligent decisions over the next few years, Folsom can thrive and maintain much of its charm, while accommodating the influx of population on the horizon.

 

The infrastructure deficits concerning roads, parking, public transportation, and water supply need greater attention and better planning NOW, before we are forced into a corner with reduced options.

 

As a councilmember, I will not rubber-stamp a single project before it is unequivocally demonstrated to be of sound benefit to the community, and the resources are in place to sustain its existence.

Looking Out for the Past, Present and Future

Summary

A trusted public servant and experienced leader in the fire service, my 30 years of critical thinking, decisive actions, and selfless compassion has more than prepared me for an all-important seat on Folsom City Council.

 

 

 

 

 Insist that the “South of 50 Project” building pace be slowed, allowing only for a reasonably set number of new homes per year, thereby not amassing excessive inventory that will drive down existing home values and adversely affect quality of life.

 

Hold Developers responsible for their fair share of infrastructure costs.  And, insist that the necessary infrastructure – water, roads, schools, etc – be in place prior to the completion of any qualified project.

 

Determine how many more schools are needed to alleviate the current overcrowding; and get them built.

 

Fight for fair compensation and adequate staffing levels for Public Safety in recognition for their extraordinary value.

 

Partner better with resources such as HART of Folsom to combat the growing homelessness crisis.

 

Advocate for tax credits and incentives for small business and commercial property owners in an effort to better enhance the opportunity of doing business.  And, encourage local publications to gift free advertising space to businesses on a rotational basis.

 

Ensure that environmental resources are vehemently protected from preventable contamination, including hazardous waste and over-development. 

 

Mark the development of excellent, assessable, comprehensive public transportation as a priority while service needs continue to grow. 

 

Work tirelessly with the Historic District to respectfully preserve the past while addressing present issues.

 

Improve communication by holding Monthly Community Breakfast Meetings where all are welcome to share concerns and ideas, and be accurately updated on what is going on at City Hall and around town.

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