Mayor Pro Tem outlines his agenda in seeking re-election.
This afternoon, a crowd of Bob Kellar supporters showed up at Spirit Properties, owned by Larry Rasmussen, to participate in a fundraiser for the councilman who is seeking re-election in the April 2008 City Council race.
In a short speech, Kellar outlined issues that he feels need extra attention in the coming years.
“Whittaker-Bermite is not going to go away any time soon, we’re going to continue to look at that,” Kellar said.
“Cemex, folks, keep your fingers crossed, I’m hoping that in the not too distant future we’re going to have a great headline story that will say that we have found a resolution that will be acceptable to this City and to Cemex as well, and that whole issue will be behind us. I think that’s the way we’re heading…”
Aside from those huge issues, Bob Kellar also pointed out that the City needs to pay attention to some of the more local issues.
Community preservation is key, according to Kellar. “I’m going to continue to work with my fellow council members and the Mayor to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to keep the high standard of living in our neighborhoods.”
Law enforcement, Kellar said, is an area he’s very concerned about. “We have to make sure that our Sheriff’s are given all of the tools and resources needed to make these communities in our city safe.”
There are two seats up in April’s City Council election. One is Kellar’s that he is defending. The other, vacated by Cameron Smyth upon his election to the State Assembly, is hotly contested.
Currently, the people running for a City Council seat are: Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar, Planning Commissioner Diane Trautman, Newhall County Water District Board President Maria Gutzeit, former SCV Sheriff’s Captain Bob Spierer and Laurie Ender, Chairman of the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission.
All of the candidates were at the fundraiser today, and Kellar made it a point to compliment them.