Letters to the Editor

Confidence in council

Our current Atascadero City Council has changed the previous culture of long, contentious meetings and is working hard to respond to the desires of our residents. While our City Council members have different opinions, backgrounds, experiences and votes, they are united in doing what is best for our community. Tom O’Malley represents our city at the county and state levels, ensuring the city’s needs are addressed by those agencies. His service on the SLO Council of Governments gives our city credibility. He provides stable, wise leadership to our council, and represents us well.

Councilman Brian Sturtevant has demonstrated the ability to grasp complex issues, and makes reasonable and achievable recommendations to his fellow council members. His responsibilities as adepartment manager at Diablo Canyon give him a great background in making sound decisions.

Heather Moreno has served on the City Council for two years. She is an experienced young businesswoman, an author, and became a certified public accountant in 1994. She has an exceptional grasp of our city’s finances, and a good understanding of issues facing the city.

Join us in voting for Tom O’Malley for mayor and Heather Moreno and Brian Sturtevant for City Council.