In response to a letter by Jerry Clay: A Better Atascadero does not fund candidate campaigns. We endorse candidates, including those currently serving, but do not fund them — our campaigns are completely separate.
A Better Atascadero also endorsed Jerry Clay when he ran for election, and we thank him for his years serving the community, especially his work with youth athletics and FFA and 4-H animal projects.
The current Atascadero City Council members do not always agree on issues or votes, but they are courteous and respectful of one another and the public.
A Better Atascadero will continue to endorse candidates who put their service to the community first. We do not want to return to the days when contentious meetings lasted into the night and citizens were threatened with removal.
Our current City Council can disagree without being disagreeable.