To the Citizens of Brentwood:
Thank you very much for the trust you bestowed upon me when you elected me to the City Council in 2006. I have been honored to serve on your behalf and take my role as your elected official quite seriously.
I have been the lone dissenter on the Council who listened to your concerns and in doing so opposed the multi-million dollar expenditures for a new City Hall and a new garbage transfer station I believe we just don’t need in Brentwood . I was also the only Councilmember to oppose Measure F – the June ballot measure that would have expanded the urban limit line to allow for 1300 new houses and apartments in Brentwood .
After a great deal of discussion with my family, especially with my wife, Christine, I have decided I will not seek reelection to the Brentwood City Council. While I am proud of my accomplishments as a Brentwood Councilmember, several personal reasons mandate I must pass on the opportunity to continue to serve on your behalf.
My votes on the issues were always premised upon what I believed was in the best interest of Brentwood and the community’s input. Hopefully I exceeded your expectations and will be remembered as a successful representative of the people of Brentwood .
Moving forward, I believe it is imperative an energetic candidate steps forward to continue bringing the voice of the community into city hall. We need a Councilmember to speak on behalf of our vision for Brentwood – a person who will not be afraid to stand up to the political establishment. I encourage any interested citizens to get involved and seriously consider a run for the seat I vacate. I had no previous political experience before I ran for office. The filing deadline is August 11th. If anyone you know might be interested – a real-life common-sense citizen - like a nurse, teacher, firefighter, business person, a neighbor – please call me as I am happy to help.
Thank you again for your support and trust,
Brentwood City Councilman