Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Two score supporters, including County Supervisor Jane Parker, MPUSD board member Dianne Creasey and sheriff candidate Scott Miller, turned out to see Bruce Delgado announce that contentious local politics won't keep him from seeking another two-year term as mayor of Marina.
It was the first day candidates could file for city elections; Green Party member Delgado was joined by Planning Commissioner David Burnett, who seeks a City Council seat.
Later Delgado e-mailed the Weekly the following comments.
Why am I running again:
10. Because I don't want to stop running around until I can find my head.
9. To continue bringing some zip to Marina and making it more fun, especially for 16-30 year olds which in turn will help our economy and make Marina more fun for all ages.
8. To continue progress toward making the budget more understandable and fiscally responsible.
7. To continue to bring a positive image about Marina to the rest of the surrounding region.
6. To continue inspiring people of all perspectives to share their input at city council meetings.
5. To continue supporting downtown businesses with promotional efforts such as the recent US Open banner program and the business passport program which debuted at the July 4th Street Fair.
4. To continue making progress toward rapid transit coming to Marina to help modernize our downtown and attract millions of dollars of private transit oriented development.
3. To keep the door open to mobile home rent stabilization, and CSUMB east campus annexation.
2. Make more progress toward integrating Marina with CSUMB and becoming more of a university town as a vision for our economic and social future.
1. Because I love Marina and I think I can help families and businesses in Marina most as Mayor.