CATTPAC endorsed Brian Dahle for the CA State Senate seat, District 1. In a special election on March 26, Brian received about 29% of the vote. That means Brian and closest competitor Kevin Kiley will move on to the June 4 general election.
The departure of Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery to a high level position in Governor Newsom’s administration has led to a vacancy on the Placer County Board of Supervisors for District 5 (Auburn and eastside of the County). The timetable for filling that vacancy is quick, with applications being received until March 29 and then an appointment made by the remaining four Supervisors on April 9. CATTPAC will be interviewing all Supervisorial candidates and making a recommendation on an appointment to the Board.
MEET YOUR CATTPAC BOARD - CATTPAC Vice Chairman – Peter Greenberger
Peter Greenberger serves as Vice Chairman on CATTPAC in addition to his duties as the 2019 CATT President. Peter’s philosophy about citizen participation in government translates well to CATTPAC. “The involvement of CATTPAC as an organization and all of us as individuals makes government more transparent, more representative, more responsive for all,” he says. “With our input and involvement, it defines who we are and what we aspire to be – and gives us the tools that we need to accomplish those goals. The mission of CATTPAC to analyze issues and find the best leaders for our community is compelling and important work.”
Peter supports CATTPAC, working hard to find and support candidates for public office and ballot measures that reflect the crucial balance between economic stability and regulatory necessity. He believes pragmatic leaders supported by CATTPAC help to lead the community to foster a sustainable business environment with stable jobs for working families. He notes, “CATTPAC sponsors televised community candidate forums during each election cycle to provide the community with an opportunity to ask questions and evaluate the ability and strength of each candidate on a public stage. It allows every voter to better assess the suitability of the candidates for the office that they seek and make better choices for the long-term health and vitality of our mountain community.”
And what about goals for his term on the CATTPAC Board? Peter has a laser focus: “To ensure that we seek and elect public officials who engage legislative and regulatory processes with a clear commitment to applying a well-supported cost/benefit analysis to the creation of rules and laws - and, at all times, are accountable for their actions. To help elect public officials who have the strength and courage to apply these principles to find permanent solutions to the problems of unaffordable housing, the high cost of living in California, the high cost of insurance for individuals and businesses, catastrophic wildfires, effective water and forestry management, and other important local and state issues.”
Peter’s business, PACWEST Construction & Development, Inc., started in 1993 and incorporated in 2006, is dedicated to design/build real estate investment and custom home construction. Operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and subsequently, the north Lake Tahoe region, PACWEST seeks to find better solutions to complex construction and development challenges.
Peter can be reached at 530.448.3081 or email email@example.com.
WHAT IS CATTPAC?
CATTPAC is an acronym for the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee. CATTPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization sponsored by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. CATTPAC was created in 2002 to address the need for better representation of the construction industry in all levels of government. CATTPAC is a CA-registered Political Action Committee focused on candidates and ballot measures, FPPC # 1247901. CATTPAC is funded by CATT General Fund monies and member contributions.
CATTPAC Goals for 2019:
1. Refresh the CATTPAC webpage
2. Update the SOP describing the candidate interview and endorsement process
3. Continue to add new members to the CATTPAC Board
4. Continue outreach to CATT and the Public
CATTPAC's MISSION is: The CATT Political Action Committee will raise funds and industry and public awareness in order to support political candidates, initiatives, measures, and campaigns that support the best interests of the building industry in our region.
2019 CATTPAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman: Mitch Clarin/Mitchell T. Clarin
Vice Chairman: Peter Greenberger/Pacwest Construction & Development, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Mike Rodarte/TNT Materials
Meghan Behm/Sierra Crest Cabinets
Jim Easterbrook/Easterbrook Painting, Inc.
Mick Horn/The Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Joan Jones/ Jones Corda Construction, Inc.
Jim Porter/Porter Simon, P.C.