Monday, November 3, 2014


What follows is a note from Helen Shane.  Please join theGravenstein and Helen in voting for our incumbent City Council candidates to continue to move Sebastopol in a responsible and progressive direction.  Though we support the following candidates, we urge everyone to get out and VOTE!

We support: 
Una Glass
Sarah Gurney
Patrick Slayter
for Sebastopol City Council.

And Jim Horn for Palm Drive Health Care District

They are are gutsy, knowledgeable and battle tested. They can be trusted to govern our city and represent our entire community with honesty and forthrightness.
They found a way to repair, if not cure, the mis-steps of the Council that was in place in 2011, when we were sucked into the CVS debacle we’re now, at long last, resolving.
They have grown into a cooperative Council, who through exchange of ideas during Council meetings to working on sub-committees together to further our goals.
Sarah and Patrick working together on the development of two downtown sites:  the large parcel immediately east of the Plaza, and the large parcel almost totally city owned parcel immediately south of Round Table pizza, etc.
As a group, they oversee and participate in maintaining a balanced budget.
The General Plan update is underway, under their guidance, as are new Design Review criteria,

Patrick brings to the mix his expertise as an architect; he served on the Sebastopol Planning Commission and Sebastopol Business Outreach Committee as well as being a founding member of BikeWalk Sebastopol and the Sebastopol Entrepreneur’s Project.  He is a member of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, sits on their Advisory Board, and volunteers with the Sonoma Humane Society.  

Sarah’s legal and mediation skills are frequently brought into play as a Councilperson. She is a proven leader; represented Sebastopol on the Sebastopol Health Action 2020, and assisted in obtaining a $25,000 grant to help our youth and families. She is deeply involved with the planning of our downtown.  She’s chaired the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and the Regional Climate Protection Authority. She’s the California State Senate Appointee to the California Coastal Commission for our area. She knows the town and the community well. 

Una, while new to the Council is a long time Sebastopol resident. She has experience as CEO of the non-profit Coastwalk. She’s been a small business owner, which honed her financial knowhow. In her job as aide to former 5th district supervisor Mike Reilly she developed local and statewide contacts that all add to the Council’s basket of resources.
They all have unimpeachable integrity that we can count on. 
We can put our trust in them.
Vote for Glass, Gurney and Slayter for the experience, honesty and integrity they bring to the City Council.

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