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Page 2 I I i The CATAUNA ISLANDER Meet the 2010 candidates Avalon City Clerk Denise Radde has finalized the list of candidates vying for the offices of Mayor and City Council in the April elections. In addition to the Mayor's seat, two City Council seats will be up for grabs in the election that will be held Tuesday, April 13. Three candidates are running for the office of Mayor, with a total of six candidates in pursuit of the City Council seats. Running for the office of Mayor of Avalon is not only incumbent Bob Kennedy, who has served one term as Mayor, but long-time City Councilman Tim Winslow and Jordan C. Monroe, an employee for the City of Avalon. A total of six candidates are vying for the two positions becom- ing vacant on the City Council, including Jessica Mitchell, Cathy E. Sweeney, former Avalon Mayor .Ralph Morrow, Joe Sampson and ncumbnts Michael Ponce and ? 'In' the  :ebmirig weeks, the statements and responses tO a vari- ety of questions.  Jordan Monroe , I Water quality research in the harbor brought me to Avalon - the people, the community and the island are What made me choose to stay. This town and its people have a strong living history Which I deeply respect and concern!myself with learning and expefien+ing. My approach to the ole of mayor is that leadershi p lis less about one person having the answers, but instead having the ability to bring out the bst *sights and solutions from the ma$y par- ties involved, i | I believe in honest 0pe 9 com- munication. I am not afraid o give my opinion and take  stand. I encourage every individgal to pro- vide their insights and trade ;stand- may rough define :Is our hayer psition Catalina Islander will present a series of in-depth features on the candidates, including candidate T]e ,, ,, trnllllll"lllllllOl-tll1111/]1) change Avalon, instead taU'I]III/IIIUjIDUIIIIUUII put my efforts towards ibr L,,  , out the best of what we al ect,q I3; ,Q-'a- st wind : have in this hard working cil 101 Marilla #6 Avalon , California 90704 (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 ings, especially when lhe hold dissenting views., TJ this process we can clearly our concerns and step towar goals. I am running f:r ' because I feel I am i p to be a facilitator and leade with fresh eyes, which allows ! unbiased decisions to be made for th ben- efit of our town. ! I am not attempting to pres- ent myself as the candite to will aging ready [.' Dan Tekenoffj Publisher . dn.us Alison Carter, Accounting joy@sunnews.org Angela Teckenoff, Omce Goddess angela@cinews.us Michelle Manion, Editorial Design ads@cinews.us Doug Oudin Staff WriterTwo Harbors The Catalina Islander Volume: 98,issue: 8 Issue Date: Februaff 19, 2010 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 Periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday News: 5 p.m. Monday Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year Subssfiption: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................  ................ $48 Mainland (dual addrees) .................... $58 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80 per year. Postmaster. Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 Tile enbre contents of The Catalina IsJanaer are copyrighted by The Cataltha Islander. No par may be repcluced in any Peshion without wrin coseflt of the publisher. This publication isStq" enndy On recycled paper. A UFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUSUSHERS ASSOCIA]]ON Robert Kennedy, Age: 48 As Mayor I would like to con- tinue the privilege of serving my constituents. I have made myself available to all of you! I embrace the challenges we have faced as a community. Although some of our challenges were not on our radar, the "Island Fire" and our bout with "Gangs of Avalon" I took direct and deliberate action to solve these issues. Council and staff followed my lead in many of our accom- plishments. Under my previous two terms we focused on failing infrastructure affecting Bay water quality, Land Fill consumption and Fire suppression. Our community recently added a number of hous- ing units with more to come. We work with community stakehold- ers to plan and improve together. We are currently working on new and improved recreational oppor- tunities. We reorganized our man- agement team focusing in a proac- rive approach and plan on getting things done efficiently. Facing a $2 million deficit I remained steadfast to secure a future for our city and the budget was balanced. I plan to keep this momentum as we proceed into the next term with goals and objectives defined. Cast your vote for Robert Kennedy and keep progress and prosperity in the future for Avalon. " Time Winslow, Age: 67 My wife and I have lived con-: m CASUAL TO ELEGANT C; ina Cou Club MODE[IN AMERICAN CUISINE SEASONAL DRINKS r & Extensive Wine Selection Open Fr!=d; y-Monday 4 Close NIGHTS OF WINE NIGHTS WINE tinuously in Avalon for 30 years. I have served in the U.S. Air Force, and on the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. I owned a busi- ness in Avalon for 20 years and am currently employed by Catalina Beverage. I am currently serving my fourth term as your Councilman. I am not beholding, financially or otherwise to the major stakehold- ers in the city and I do not, and will not, bend to the wishes of any special interest groups. There are many projects com- ing our way that may seriously impact our infrastructure and our quality of life. I am for slow, moderate, and carefully planned growth. We cannot put 10 pounds of sand into a 2-pound bag. I have always tried to preserve your quality of life and with your help and your vote I will continue in this direction. One of my major goals is to negotiate the reopening of Pebbly Beach Road. I stand behind my past accom- plishments and my voting record. I bring to local government hones- ty and good common sense. I will' not promise you anything I cannot deliver. I do promise you strong, fair leadership, and I ask for your vote and support. Joseph A. Sampson I was born and raised here in Avalon. I have a deep love for Avalon and the Island that sus- tains us. I will work to establish transparent communication with city affiliated organizations and businesses to improve our quality of life, and preserve the existence presently established. Fresh water, family recre- ation, and marketing Avalon as a travel destination are at the top of my platform. I will work to estab- lish voting rights for people who live on Catalina, but aren't able to vote in Avalon City election, such as Isthmus, Middle Ranch and Empire Landing residents. Everyone on Catalina is affected by the City of Avalon's functions and should by all means have a voice in city related decisions. A vote for Joe Sampson is a voice for you. Cathy Sweeney, Age 63 I've been a long time visitor to the Island, an owner/resident since 1998, and have spent at least 9 months out of the year here for the last 4 years. I am mother of 5, grandmoth- er of 13. I am a retired Sales Manager of an Optical Mfg. Co. where I trained a sales force as well as holding my own territory. I then shifted my focus to golf, which has been my passion for many years. I hold many Club Championships and had the honor of playing in the U.S. Senior Amateur. Locally, I had been V.P. of the CAA for 5 yrs. and I've coached the g!rl's H.S. Golf team for 4 yrs. I also volunteer for many organi- zations for different events they put on throughout the year. There are many issues that need discussing, but we need to put attention to what is listed as one of the worst CA beaches. I also look forward to being Friday, February 19, 2010 i involved in discussions with Edison in this time of rising costs of water & utilities. I think for myself, I am a leader, and I am open to new ideas and possibilities that will help make our town thrive. Scott Nelson I have been a resident for 28 years, raised two boys, and have enjoyed living in Catalina with my wife Kelly. I have served on the City Council from 1994-2000 and 2006 til 2010. During these times of service to our citizens, I have been involved in many projects to improve the lives of its citizens and for our visi- tors, who are our lifeblood. These last four years have been trying with fire, flood, managerial,positions and our continuing economic times. I have the experience and time and commitment to continue to serve Avalon. I am excited about our future. I currently am involved ,in many new ideas and I would like to Con- tinue to work on them. I ask for your vote and support. Ralph J Morrow Jr, Age: 72 West Coast University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Western States University College of Law 37 Year Business and Property Owner in Avalon. 10 years City Council Experience (8 years as Mayor), 17 years Hospital Board of Trustees. Current Member: Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. During my years of service to Avalon and Santa Catalina Island I have built personal relationships With elected representatives on the Local, State and Federal level. Years of business experience here has proven my commitment to Avalon and has forged ben- eficial relationships with Island Company, 0nservancy, and Los Angeles County representatives. Pro-Business, Pro-Intelligent Development, Pro-Fiscal Responsibility, Pro-EcoFriendly Policies, Infrastructure Upgrades and Improvements (Roads, Sewer Systems & Water). The City needs to be more efficient and effective in promoting business and provid- ing opportunities for our residents and visitors alike. Jobs, Housing, and Quality of Life Issues here should be Our highest priorities. Jessica Mitchell I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Environmental Analysis & Design. As a full-time Avalon resident since 2000, I have worked or managed businesses in the recreational, hospitality, and restaurant industries. For almost four years I have volunteered on Avalon's Planning Commission and will continue to make a positive impact on City development-by offering my prob- lem solving abilities as a Council member. I have been a fair and effective Commissioner as it is my practice to recognize all aspects of an issue and then focus on solu- tions. My' record shows a strong commitment to Avalon's full time residents and business owners, Candidates, Page 3