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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of VistaCandidate for Council Member, District 4

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James Stuckrad

548 votes (6.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase number of Sheriffs Deputies in Vista
  • Add a fifth paramedic ambulance to south vista to be located at station 5
  • Stop the building of new homes until public safety infrastructure catches up

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters North County San Diego (3)

Do you support increasing the housing density in your district? What other options might there be for improving Vista's supply of affordable housing?
Answer from James Stuckrad:

I do not support increasing housing density until our public safety infrastructure catches up with the increased number of homes already built, under construction but not yet occupied and those projects that have been approved but not yet started construction. Vista has not added enough Sheriffs Deputies to keep up with growth over the years and all to often I see Fire Personnel from other agencies doing what should be done by Vista Fire Department.

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

The current approach to homelessness in vista seems to be to move them from one location to another instead of addressing why people are homeless. Is it by choice? Is it because of mental illness or drug addiction? I support working with not for profit organizations specializing in finding places for these people to live, eat and receive the treatment or counseling they need. Once this is accomplished, I would support working with temporary job placement agencies to find these people jobs and get them back to living on their own.

What are your thoughts on the three cannabis-related measures to be decided by Vista voters in the November election (Measure Z, Measure AA, and Measure BB)?
Answer from James Stuckrad:

I support medical marijuana only if prescribed by a physician and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. I am not for any other form of dispensary, storefront or delivery service as I believe there are not enough regulations in place to guarantee who is receiving the cannabis or to guarantee the quality of the cannabis. Also, until Federal Law legalizes marijuana there is a risk that unattended consequences will occur and people will get caught up thinking it is legal, which under state law it is, but it is still illegal under federal law and citizens would be subject to arrest by federal agents.

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