Letter to the Editor

Elect Brown, again

San Luis ObispoApril 4, 2013 

The San Luis Obispo City Council took a major step in opting to hold a special election to fill Andrew Carter’s vacated council seat, rather than naming a replacement for the remainder of his term. Because of that strong, unprecedented action, I urge residents to take this election and their votes very seriously. For that reason, I strongly support Paul Brown’s candidacy to fill the vacancy.

Paul was elected to the council in 2004 and has the ability to step back into that position without a long introductory period. He knows city policy and has been involved in planning, land use and circulation issues. Paul is a strong advocate for maintaining San Luis Obispo’s fiscal health and longterm viability.

Having operated a downtown business, Paul understands the “bottom line” that both cities and businesses must maintain. Lack of that understanding has caused problems for several California cities.

As a former City Council member, I understand what is required to fill that position. Paul Brown has the skill, desire and integrity to “hit the ground running.” Please join me: Vote for Paul Brown in the May special election.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service