By: O.C. Supervisor Pat Bates
South County is blessed with a remarkable landscape, rich in manmade wonders and natural resources. With our majestic mountains, idyllic wilderness areas, picturesque parks, serene coastal hills & canyons, beautiful beaches, legendary historical sites, and charming communities, the Fifth District provides a quality of life that is truly unsurpassed. For the last eight years, I have been truly honored to serve the residents and businesses of the Fabulous Fifth District.
Over the last several weeks, I have spent time reflecting on the promises I made to the Fifth District residents during my campaign for Supervisor, which began two years before the 2006 election. My philosophy about public service has always been simple – listen to the people you represent and don’t be afraid to take a stand. I have worked hard to preserve and protect the quality of life we enjoy as residents of this great county, and accomplishing the goals I set forth in my very first and difficult campaign for Supervisor. These reflected the priorities that you, as Fifth District constituents, shared with me as I walked precincts, worked phone banks, and participated in the many candidate forums. These priorities fell into 3 areas: Finances; Government Transparency and Accountability; and Transportation. Continue reading