I like John Shoals. He was on the Grover Beach City Council for 10 years and did a good job. He was very supportive of our term-limits ordinance, which ensures new blood and new ideas. Thus, I was surprised when he decided to run again.
With his new position as government liaison for PG&E, it seems as if conflict of interest issues would occur repeatedly. As mayor, he may be appointed to several countywide committees where he would often have to recuse himself, which means we lose our representation on many important issues.
I respect Debbie Peterson. She has served us well for two years as mayor. She is knowledgeable, professional, with an independent voice. She works here in Grover Beach, is easily available, attends most events and is always willing to meet and discuss issues with her constituents. It is now her time to lead Grover Beach. She is not one of the “good ol’ boys,” but is willing to stand up for what she believes. She is who I want representing me. I hope you agree.