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El Dorado County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Al Vargas

Candidate for
County Supervisor; County of El Dorado; Supervisorial District 4

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Environmental Scientist
  • Director to the El Dorado Irrigation District - 1999-2003
  • Served on the Governor's Recycled Water Task Force
  • Served on Advisory Committees to the State Water Resources Control Board
  • Master's Degree in Soil Science - UC Davis
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Traffic Management
  • Economic Development
  • Preservation of the Rural Environment
Key Endorsements
  • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - PAC
  • Howard Kastan - Retired EID Director
  • Betty Thompson - Senior advocate
Position Papers
Traffic Management
Every weekday, nearly half of El Dorado Co residents migrate down the hill to their jobs. With the growth that has taken place and the explosive growth that is coming, no single factor has the potential to degrade the quality of life for El Dorado Co. residents that traffic congestion. The key to managing traffic congestion is transportation planning through mass transit. I offer a plan of short, near, and long-term measures
Economic Development
Economic Development is necessary to supplement revenues to fix the infrastructure and provide for services e.g. police protection, emergency services, etc). With a rapidly growing senior population, residential development placing stress on local roadways, and a looming financial crisis of unfunded retired county health benefits, additional revenues will be necessary. But there are major obstacles to attracting business to El Dorado Co.
Affordable and Adequate Housing for All
A demographic shift is taking place as baby boomers are beginning to retire in mass and there are insufficient young workers to replace them. At the same time, escalation of real estate prices has made home ownership unreachable for young families. These young people are our future teachers, health workers, and police officers. They are our own children. Housing options are also lacking for seniors.
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