Editor's note: Patch is publishing one candidate statement each day this week from the seven candidates running for Lake Forest City Council. Order of publication is determined by the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot in November.
Lake Forest City Council Candidate: Jim Gardner
Put Lake Forest First. Currently the city spends less than 5% of the $35,000,000 annual budget at home, hiring contractors, instructors, repairmen, etc. from other cities. We need to give priority to our residents/businessowners when we spend our money.
Avoid worsening our traffic problems by temporarily halting new housing developments. We don’t need thousands of new people/cars in the city until we dramatically improve our traffic problems.
Save Our Pets by opening a no‐kill animal shelter which can be operated for less money than we currently spend using the inadequate county shelter in Orange where thousands of pets are killed each year.
Fight corruption. Council members accept thousands of dollars from people/companies doing business with the city and then give them millions in contracts/concessions. That’s wrong. I propose members refuse contributions from anyone with business interests before the council.
Former University Professor/Department Head
Management Consultant to Fortune 500 companies
Owned software development and internet marketing companies
Past President Lake 1 HOA
Co‐Founder, Friends of Lake Forest Animals
Graduate, LF Leadership Academy
Member/Supporter – LF Parade Committee, Breast Cancer Survivors, Soroptimist International LF, RUFF, SCO
Please visit GardnerForCouncil.com for more information.
Tomorrow: City Council candidate Dwight Robinson