Dear loyal CATT Members,

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, CATT has decided to suspend, reschedule, or cancel any group gatherings until further notice. This includes board meetings, committee meetings, trainings/classes, and events. We will re-evaluate and update our membership by April 15th. CATT staff will be available to help committees set up conference calls for necessary meetings, and continue to assist members and homeowners as needed. We encourage our membership to limit in-person contact as much as possible by using phone or email for assistance. The health and safety of our membership and Truckee-Tahoe community are our top priority at this time. Please contact us if you have questions at 530.550.9999 or info@ca-tt.com.

Please read our latest COVID-19 updates for more information.

Sincerely,
Kellie Cutler
Executive Director

 

 

February 18, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact CATTPAC Administrator Pat Davison (530.550.9999 or cattpac@ca-tt.com) or CATTPAC Chairman Mitch Clarin (530.308.9124 or Mitch@mitchclarin.com)  for more information.

CATTPAC Releases Endorsements for March 3 Election
The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee (CATTPAC) is proud to support these candidates for the March 3 primary election:

Placer County Supervisor for District 5 – Cindy Gustafson

Cindy has a rock solid set of ethics that is embodied in her positions and thoughts.  Her strong sense of accountability and transparency – i.e. government exists to serve the people – came through multiple times as Cindy answered questions about eastside issues and programs.  An experienced manager, Cindy also emphasized the need to seek cost-effective solutions when delivering services to the taxpayer. 

Cindy is passionate about finding a balance on complex issues such as new growth and development, forest management, and affordable housing. She has high hopes that a biomass facility can be helpful in reducing forest materials.  Her quick action to survey residents facing non-renewal of homeowner insurance while at the same time using her connections to reach the highest levels of state government are prime examples of the tools Cindy has at her disposal. She expressed support for working with local developers to achieve local benefits, recognizing private property rights have a role to play as well. She supports granting relief to smaller projects when faced with affordable housing requirements.   She is open to exploring the idea of an enterprise fund for the Building Department.

CATTPAC endorses Cindy because she has proven that she understands the importance of supporting local small business, is willing to listen to all points of view, and has high ethical standards. CATTPAC believes Cindy’s continued leadership for District 5 will bring benefit to all – residents, visitors, and businesses. 

Nevada County Supervisor for District 5 – Hardy Bullock

Hardy’s calm demeanor and easy going style meshes well with his core principle that building relationships is key to successful governance.  Hardy’s core principle fits District 5 to a tee, where different communities, numerous special districts, and the Town of Truckee must interact with the County. Hardy quickly got CATTPAC’s attention with his proposal to move the Eastern County Supervisor’s office to the Truckee Town Hall building.  He truly believes in an open door policy.

Hardy thinks the biggest problem facing Nevada County is the threat from catastrophic wildfire. Hardy’s list of sensible solutions includes collaborating with various government partners, assisting bigger land owners meet their obligations for defensible space, and using selective timber harvesting and brush clearing to reduce risk.  Hardy’s experience on both the Town and County Planning Commissions gave him the tools to properly evaluate projects and see the value of streamlining.  Hardy specifically mentioned that he would like to find a way to streamline the process for Accessory Dwelling Units as a way to address our regional housing problem.

CATTPAC endorses Hardy because he is acutely aware of the potential harm onerous regulation can have on business and understands the critical need for balance between environmental concerns and economic health.  CATTPAC believes Hardy’s accessibility is a tremendous asset which will surely serve all constituents now and into the future.

Content for this news release was created by CATT for CATTPAC. This release was not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.


PAC Endorsements 2005-2019

The following list of endorsements represents candidates the CATTPAC interviewed and decided by committee to endorse due to among other things their stance on small business & construction industry issues.  Also included are CATTPAC stance on measures & propositions the PAC stood either for or against depending again amongst other things their stance on small business and construction industry impacts.

*Won the election

2019

CA State Senate District 1
*Brian Dahle


2018

Nevada County Sheriff
*Shannan Moon

Tahoe City Public Utility District Board of Directors
*John Pang
*Dan Wilkins

Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors
*Christa Finn
Paul Warmerdam

Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Board of Directors
*Jason Hansford
Dan Kates

Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board of Directors
John Jones
*Jim Morrison

Placer County Supervisor District 1
*Bonnie Gore

Placer County Supervisor District 2
*Robert Weygandt

CA State Assembly District 1
*Brian Dahle

*YES on Measure AA – Tahoe Truckee Unified School District


2016

Truckee Fire Protection District Board of Directors
*Gerald Herrick

Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors
*Randy Hill
*Alyce Wong

Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors
*Bob Ellis
*Jeff Bender
Jim Hemig

Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board of Directors
*Rick Stephens
*Lisa Wallace

*YES on Measure A (Nevada County Libraries)
*NO on Measure M (Placer County Roads)


2014

Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector
*Tina Vernon

Tahoe City Public Utility District Board of Directors
*Dan Wilkins
*John Pang

Truckee Fire Protection District Board of Directors
*Victor Hernandez
Gerald Herrick
*Paul Wilford

Town of Truckee Town Council
Jamie Brimer
*Patrick Flora
*Carolyn Wallace Dee

Tahoe Forest Hospital District
John Falk
*Mark Spohr
Greg Jellinek

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Seat 1
*Robert Tice-Raskin

Nevada County District Attorney
*Cliff Newell

*YES on Measure E – (Tahoe Truckee Unified School District)
YES on Measure U – (Tahoe Truckee Unified School District)


2012

Truckee Town Council
*Joan deRyk Jones
*Alicia Barr
*Patrick Flora


2010

Truckee Town Council
*Richard Anderson
*Mark Brown
*Carolyn Wallace Dee

Truckee Fire Protection District Board of Directors
*Victor Hernandez
*Gerald Herrick
*Paul Wilford

Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors
*Tony Laliotis
Josh Susman

*Nevada County Treasurer – Tax Collector – Tina Vernon

Nevada County Assessor – Rolf Kleinhans

*Nevada County Clerk – Recorder – Greg Diaz

YES - Proposition 23/CA Jobs Initiative


2008

Truckee Town Council
*Joan deRyk Jones
Josh Susman

Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors
*Jeff Bender
*John Hillstrom
Bill Thomason

NO - Truckee Fire Protection District Benefit Assessment

*YES - Measure V – Truckee Road Sales Tax

*YES - Measure U – Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Facilities Bond

North Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors – Division 5
*Rich Loverde

Placer County Board of Supervisors – District 5
Bruce Kranz

California State Assembly – District 3
*Dan Logue

California State Senate – District 1
*Dave Cox


2007

California State Assembly – District 3
*Dan Logue


2006

Truckee Town Council
*Richard Anderson
*Mark Brown
*Carolyn Wallace Dee


2005

*YES - Measure A –TTUSD