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.
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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 2020:
1. Refresh the website
2. Increase donations in general
3. Co-Sponsor a Candidate Forum prior to the November 2020 election
4. Continue candidate recruitment and interviews/endorsements
5. Review and modify the Interview/Endorsement SOP
6. Hire an intern for research purposes
7. Add one member to the CATTPAC Board
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.
2020 CATTPAC Board of Directors
(L to R): Jim Easterbrook, Mitch Clarin, Mike Rodarte, Mick Horn, Kristine Keck, Peter Greenberger, Joan Jones, Meghan Behm. Not pictured: Jim Porter, Nate Farnell.
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.
Nate Farnell/Charles Schwab
Mick Horn/The Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Joan Jones/ Jones Corda Construction, Inc.
Kristine Keck/ Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.
Jim Porter/Porter Simon, P.C.