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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of PowayCandidate for Council Member, District 1

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Jon Ryan

Small Business Owner
1,181 votes (22%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain the Character of Poway and Prevent us Becoming Mira Mesa via overdevelopment
  • Prevent the overdevelopment of Poway Road via the PRCP. We do not want increased density of homes far over the 2017 standard
  • Restore the parks to their previous jewel status and fix fiscal and ethical issues at city hall.



Profession:Small Business Owner/Broker
Small Business Owner/Broker, The Ryan Realty (2006–current)


Oregon State BS Environmental Biology, Study in Environmental Biology, Physics Engineering, Statistics and post graduate study in statistics (current)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters San Diego (4)

Do you support increasing the housing density in your district of the City of Poway? What other options might there be for improving the City's supply of affordable housing?
Answer from Jon Ryan:

I do not support the increased housing density as it will change the character of our great city. The current increase makes no changes for traffic increases and does not provide additional park space. It is very high density on the main artery to our city and we do not need more traffic issues on that critical pathway.

Do you approve of the City's current approach to addressing the problems of homelessness? What specific changes, if any, would you make? 
Answer from Jon Ryan:

I do not think the city has an in depth plan to address the problems of homelessness. I have seen no plan and have not heard it referenced other than in the context of crime and nuisance. I believe this is an important issue and should have the input of the community and thus I believe it would be best if the council put together a homelessness committee to determine the best path forward. I also do not know of this as a major issue in Poway itself though certainly regionally it is a larger problem.


Do you support any specific projects to promote economic activity in the City? Why or why not?

No answer provided.

Do you believe that the Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) has adequate independence, authority, and resources to provide effective civilian review, if there are allegations of sheriff deputy misconduct in the City of Poway? What changes, if any, do you think should be made to that body?

No answer provided.

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— October 4, 2018 The John Riley Project as part of the Ryan Campaign

We start out with crazy stories from the campaign trail, a couple dog stories, but get to the real issues like water, power, finances and the future of Poway. If you want to get to know me, this is the way to do it, we cover most everything including why I want to represent you and why I am running.

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