A marketer and coach, Jack Smith said his goal in running for council is to bring pro-growth and no-growth advocates together and end polarization between those who want the city to grow and those who want it to stay the same.
He would save money through early retirements, restructuring pensions and taking a hard look at the services the city provides. The city should also do more to boost the growing opportunities of ecotourism.
The city should also do more in advertising to lure Central Valley residents who would find the city attractive as a nearby place to escape the heat, he said. He thinks the city is “spinning its wheels” in pursuing medical marijuana.