What Are the Issues in Our Hometown

No voice should ever be ignored, or idea overlooked and all solutions must be considered. The problems facing our City require new ideas and innovation. As your Council member, I  will listen to your ideas and will be thoroughly educated in order to contribute and represent you. I will also continue to assist members and act as an advocate for your interests. As my Father used to say knowledge is power!  It does take effective dialogue in the pursuit to find answers to reach consensus. We can solve problems by diving into the problems and not delay action. Setting clear council policy and providing staff direction to provide the best service for THE BEST COMMUNITY anywhere is essential.

 

Here is a short list of what I see are at the forefront and will be vital to work on in our community:

  • WATER, WATER and WATER and FINDING LONG TERM SOLUTIONS
  • REVITALIZING OUR BUSINESSES IN ALL DISTRICTS
  • CONVENTION CENTER REFURBISHING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND
  • FISCAL RESTRAINT and RESPONSIBLE POLICY LEADERSHIP
  • RETURN CITY HALL TO  BEING BUSINESS FRIENDLY & RESIDENTIAL RESPONSIVE
  • TRAFFIC and FIXING OUR REALLY BAD STREETS
  • GETTING CITY-WIDE PROJECTS DONE MORE TIMELY
  • CRIME and GRAFFITI..... WE MUST BE A CLEANER TOWN AND ALWAYS BE A SAFE COMMUNITY 
  • MORE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS and PROGRESS REPORTS ON CITY HALL DECISIONS
  • QUALITY OF LIFE, ENSURE WE SAVE OUR HOME TOWN FEEL and DON'T OVER DEVELOP

 

Local community involvement is the truest form of direct democracy there is. Local grassroots community involvement and participation in city decisions is a hallmark of the way it's done in Monterey. Healthy and transparent government must always be demonstrated to ensure public trust and partnerships in our community. Community involvement and participation will continue to help hold local government accountable.

All campaign news:

Ed Smith receives the Monterey County Herald Endorsement

Herald Editorial states:

"Smith knows Monterey well, having served......  click link Link to Article

 

Dan Albert, Former Mayor Endorses Ed Smith

 

Monterey Firefighter's Association Endorse only one candidate Ed Smith

 

Mayor Chuck Della Sala and Council Member Frank Sollecito 

Endorses Ed Smith

News Monterey Herald

 

Candidate Forum for
City Council Candidates Deer Flats Park, Fishermen Flats and Monterey Woods Homeowners Associations on Oct 13 at 7:00pm at the Living Hope Church, Josselyn Canyon and Hwy 68

 

 See who Endorsed Ed     Click Here

Ed will be Walking the Neighborhoods this week and rooting for the SF Giants!

 

Send me an email at Ed@EdSmithMontereyCouncil.com or call me at 601-5013.

 

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Mayor Chuck Dela Sala & Councilmember Frank Sollecito support Ed for Council.

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