Even though I lost the LA County primary election on June 3rd, I still haven’t lost my desire to help make LA County better tomorrow than it is today.
It’s easy to talk the talk, but who will walk the walk when it comes to investing in Children and Education?
While Bobby Shriver served as a local Councilmember and Mayor for the City of Santa Monica, he put money into education. Unlike Sacramento, which cut funding to education, Bobby helped to secure at least $441 million dollars for local public schools — even during the Great Recession. This funding has made a world of difference in education for so many families and children.
Bobby voted for eight city budgets that gave $8 million dollars a year to public schools, including paying for a master lease for playgrounds could be used after school hours. In those same budgets, the city of Santa Monica included $37 million dollars a year for school-based and community programs for Santa Monica Public School students. In May 2009, Bobby also voted to approve $81 million dollars of redevelopment funds for the Santa Monica High School joint use.
Bobby also voted to place propositions on the ballot and the voters of Santa Monica voted to support giving half of the proceeds of an increased city sales tax of 1/2% to Santa Monica public schools. Prop YY is now averaging $7.5 million dollars per year directly to local schools.
Bobby listened to the local community and invested in children. He also put into these measures oversight and other protections to make the accounting publicly available. His smart local approach is what he will bring to the entire 3rd District as the next Supervisor.
87% of people in LA County didn’t bother to vote in the Primary election in June.
Now the question is, who will you be voting for on November 4 and why?
I will be voting for Bobby based on his record of service. Will you be joining me?