“You can call me Mark…” It’s possible we played in the SBCC Orchestra together or you exhibited your paintings and art at CASA Gallery during a 1st Thursday.
Or, you may have served on a board or a committee with me during the last 27 years I’ve lived in Santa Barbara…
Maybe we went to graduate school together or you worked with me when you wanted to advertise in my weekly magazine — VOICE, (AKA CASA).
Over the years I have been a member of some of this community’s most active organizations and a sponsor of many others. I was president and treasurer of the Downtown Organization and Santa Barbara Beautiful. And I serve on the PARC Foundation which oversees the Douglas Preserve and raised funds for the Cabrillo Pavilion.
I have a love for Santa Barbara that moves me to address the civic needs of our community. The urging and encouragement of numerous people over several years finally led to my decision to run for mayor of our fair city.
Collaboration and strong relationship building skills will be needed to address our community’s perpetual issues, restore its economic vitality, and burnish Santa Barbara’s world class image after 18 months of pandemic.
Your support as I run would be most appreciated. Our community needs to be a safe, clean, and inspiring place to live.
As we begin to work together, I ask you to “Imagine a city that works with you.”
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