Folks, I'm calling it a night. I have to be to work early in the morning. Perhaps, when I wake up, we'll know the results; perhaps we won't. I am disappointed at how well I fared with the absentee voters, but I feel good about my message and my campaign.
I'm truly humbled to be the choice of so many. Those of you who wrote checks to my campaign or voted for me should be assured that I will continue to fight for what's right, win or lose.
I've recieved a number of phone calls tonight asking if I'll run again should I lose. Frankly, that's a decision I'll make with my wife. This campaign season has taken a lot of time from my family, but if Shelley continues to believe I should run, I'll run again.
At this point, all we know for sure is that Steve Bird has a lot of support. I congratulate him.
We also know that Measure N is failing amongst abstentee voters--I hope the trend continues and I hope that some of my comments guided those voters.
Moving forward, regardless of who is elected to City Council, I think we should adopt a Sunshine Ordinance of our own. I also believe we need to move forward with a study on whether or not it's financially feasible to create our own water district.
Finally, whether or not the State accepts our efforts at controlling salinity at our wastewater treatment facility, we need to upgrade the facility. It was never designed for a city of 18,000 and it can't continue to operate with only four employees who are doing the best they can.