Via the Orange County Tea Party Blog
Posted on 12 August 2014.
By John Webb:
I’m very pleased to announce my candidacy for City Council of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is a jewel. The management of the city over the previous years has been excellent. So the question, why run and why not leave things the way they are?
First, our family has been so blessed. It would be a pleasure to give something back by joining the leadership of a great city for the next four years. Second, change is necessary to keep any organization sharp. Companies like Beneficial Finance, Arthur Anderson and recently Compaq show what happens when you leave the same management in place for too long. Adding a new face to the City Council will add a new way of addressing issues, different ideas on budgeting and a different mindset.
How is my experience different than those who have been on the Council the last few years? I have worked for City, State and the Federal Government. My years as a police officer gave me a sense of people- often under stressful conditions. My years as a Police Detective led me to the understanding situations are often not what they seem. It is imperative to spend the extra time searching out the truth of each event. My time as a United States Marine Sergeant, Police Sergeant, sales manager, sales executive and business owner showed me the power of a team effort and the need to lead toward a common goal. Having paid my way through college while working full time gave me a strong feel for the value of both time and money. I treat other people’s money like I treat my own. I don’t like wasting money—I will however pay fair value for necessary goods and services.
Over the past ten years businesses in the United States have been heavily impacted by technology, increased regulations and a changing work force. I’ve learned the value of embracing necessary change and resisting “change for changes sake.”
I’m asking the people of Rancho Santa Margarita to also embrace change and elect a new face to the City Council. Change is always stressful, but often it is the only way to move forward to make an organization better.
My motto for the election is “Webb to win for RSM.” My tenure on your City Council will reflect this model in that each of my official actions will work to advance our city.