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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Granada Sanitary DistrictCandidato para Miembre de Junta

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David Michael Seaton

Incumbent
1,576 votos (23.58%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Protection of our pristine Coastal beaches & environment. Focus on revamping aging sewer infrastructure. Eliminate hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage being spilled into our Oceans over petty political disputes.
  • Fiscal responsibility. Exercise financial restraint. Increase transparency. Improve community cooperation of existing Joint Powers Agreement(s). Update cost sharing arrangements between 4 Coastside agencies maintaining the same single sewer system.
  • Ensure budgeted property tax revenues get spent responsibly. Invest in tangible local recreation projects demanded by locals. Eliminate wasted resources being spent on agency empire building projects not actually benefiting our local community.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Business Consultant / Entrepreneur / R.E Broker
R.E Broker, Realty Consulting Group (2007–current)
Business Consultant, Various businesses (2010–current)
Elected Board Member, Granada Community Services District (GCSD) — Cargo elegido (2014–current)

Educación

San Diego State University - California. Bachelor of Science, Finance (2008)
Foothill Community College - Los Altos Hills, California (A.A) Associates Degree, Real Estate (2005)

Actividades comunitarias

Volunteer, H.M.B Varsity Football Chain Crew (2015–current)
Secretary, California Special Districts Association (CSDA) (2016–current)
Substitute Teacher, Swing Education (2018–current)
Co-Founder,, H.M.B Job Fair (2012–2012)
Volunteer, 20/20 Vision Project - La Calzada, El Salvador (Through Mariners Church) (2010–2012)

Biografía

I’m not content with accepting this level of fiscal incompetence when wasted tax payer money is directly leading to our community being polluted with raw sewage spilling into our Oceans. 

Living on the coast for 30+ years I’ve grown to love our wonderful coastal community. Four generations of my immediate family and relatives have lived on the coast dating back to the 1950’s, and we’ve also grown to love many other locals like you as family. 

With decades of entrepreneurial and business consulting experience I truly understand how to bring a non-partisan framework for solving issues locals care most about. 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Deborah Penrose (Current HMB Mayor / City Council Member)
  • Naomi Patridge (Former Mayor HMB / Coastal Trail Named after her)
  • Ken Coverdell Coastside Water Board of Directors / Vice President

Funcionarios electos (2)

  • Steve Stockman (Coastside Fire Protection District Board of Directors)
  • Len Stone (Former Mayor of Pacifica)

Individuos (2)

  • Jeff Clark ((World Famous Big Wave Surfer)
  • Adam "The Bomb" Piccolotti (Bellator MMA Fighter / HMB Community Leader)

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Dear Neighbor, 

 

I’m writing you today because I would like to formally introduce myself. 

My name is David Seaton and I am running for the five-seat Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Board of Directors. GCSD is a special district responsible for parks, recreation, garbage, and recycling services in the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Princeton, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Clipper Ridge, Miramar, and parts of Half Moon Bay (HMB).

Living on the coast for 30+ years I’ve grown to love our wonderful coastal community. Four generations of my immediate family and relatives have lived on the coast dating back to the 1950’s, and we’ve grown to love many locals like you as family. 

Recently, hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled into our pristine community to become the worst Coastal sewer disaster in history. Beyond the blatant pollution of our environment with raw sewage, the financial derivative of these spills is millions in wasted taxpayer funds towards fines and lawsuits. 

For a community of our size it’s inconceivable that the city of HMB, GCSD, and Montara Water and Sanitary (MWSD) spend millions more in duplicate resources for managing 1 coastal basin sewer system which is ironically outsourced to a 4thagency; Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM). Our Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) was specifically designed to facilitate cost sharing and collaboration, however it has morphed into more agency empire building than cooperative management. The result is wasted money, duplicate costs centers, and fiscal irresponsibility. We need a reset. 

A San Mateo County Grand Jury Report (June 29, 2016) comprehensively outlined many areas of wasted money spent on redundant funds costing the taxpayer. Furthermore, the report proactively identified the specific areas of old pipeline that would leak raw sewage into the Ocean merely a few months later. At the time I was the only board member warning of the imminent danger in advance, despite often being shouted down. The Grand Jury report referenced their concern that other GCSD board members wouldn’t even listen to my valid concerns (Pg. 38). The GCSD board tabled an item everyone should already be supporting on an ongoing basis, my recommendation we explore: Efforts to increase cooperation among Coastside agencies.

I’m not content with accepting this level of fiscal incompetence when wasted tax payer money is directly leading to our community being polluted with raw sewage. If elected, the majority of important board decisions may still be voted 4-1, as was the case over the past four years. For the most part the other candidates running still seem intent on doubling down on the same past poor decisions. My dissenting voice is a check and balance on GCSD’s unfettered reign. My leadership is essential towards getting other board members to finally take the 1ststep and admit there is a serious problem with lack of cooperation and accountability among Coastside agencies needing to be addressed. 

I encourage you to Google: “San Mateo County’s Cottage Industry of Sanitary Districts + Grand Jury Report” to find a Grand Jury report produced long before any major spills, fines, or lawsuits. Next, search “Pacific Coast T.V” channel on YouTubeand watch our public meetings around this time, or any other time of year. Then irrespective of whether you become more enraged by the record raw sewage into our Oceans or multi-millions in wasted taxpayer money spent on fines and lawsuits from 65 different avoidable spills; you’ll find David Seaton.  The only board member regularly calling for increased cooperation, exploration of viable cost-sharing solutions, and concern for pipeline problem areas.   

I will continue to be your voice on the GCSD Board and hope I can count on your vote. Moreover, I will need your ongoing support, attention, and involvement over the next 4 years to finally end the insanity between our 4 separate Coastside sanitary agencies.  

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself to you and I truly look forward to your comments, concerns, and feedback. 


Sincerely, 

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