100% Pro-Taxpayer. Improve SAFETY FROM WILDFIRE.
"I've lived here for over 20 years. I love the character of our neighborhoods and will work to preserve it. I've served on the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection -- I'll work on your behalf to improve wildfire safety in and around our communities as we update our community plan. I'll be a voice against higher taxes, and for protecting our quality of life and the distinctive character of Crest, Dehesa, Harbison Canyon and Granite Hills. I would be honored to have your vote." RON NEHRING
Ron Nehring on the issues
NO NEW COUNTY TAXES, TOLLS OR FEES. The cost of living in California is already too high. In these challenging times, East County families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, so we need our elected representatives to serve as a strong voice against proposed increases in taxes, tolls and fees. Changes are coming to county government, including at SANDAG, which controls transportation projects. We need strong voices to support East County transportation and safety, and oppose new tolls on freeways in and out of East County. While the Planning Group does not have taxing authority, its members are elected representatives of the community and must be a strong voice against higher taxes, tolls and fees.
PROTECT AGAINST WILDFIRE. Residents deserve to have peace of mind, and our community plan must reflect planning for wildfire. Additionally, I'll continue to work with local government agencies to remove fuel and increase defensible space on government-owned land in and around our neighborhoods. If they don't, we'll put a spotlight on it. I want to make sure residents get the information needed on how to create defensible space to protect life and property, so I'll personally organize and sponsor events providing this information to our residents. We can also organize similar events to be sure residents have solid information on insurance coverage, disaster preparedness, and more.
IMPROVE EVACUATION AND FIRE ACCESS. Every access road and potential evacuation route must be in good condition in the event of emergency. Updates and implementation of our community plan must include evacuation route signs throughout the area so residents know how to evacuate if a primary route is closed off or backed up. If the county refuses to fund proper evacuation route signage, let's raise private funds and work with residents to get the job done.
IMPROVE SAFETY ON LOCAL ROADS. The safety conditions local roads including La Cresta Road are just not acceptable. Let's have a fresh look and get options on the table for the community to consider as part of the update of our community plan.. One option: studies show installation of signs simply informing drivers of their actual speed are effective in reducing traffic speeds. Ultimately, we need to get to work to make our major local roads safer.
LEADER AND VOLUNTEER. Ron Nehring is a local resident of over 20 years. He served on the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection as a voice for those threatened by wildfire. To support our local schools, Ron Nehring served on the Grossmont Union High School District Board of Trustees where he chaired the Audit Committee. Ron has volunteered his time cleaning up public spaces and at the Crest Community Clubhouse.
How to vote IN THE ELECTION
Members of the Crest-Dehesa-Harbison Canyon-Granite Hills Planning Group will be elected by residents in the November 2020 general election. All registered voters have received a ballot by mail from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Residents of Dehesa, Harbison Canyon and Granite Hills have received a supplemental ballot specifically for the Planning Group. For Crest residents, the office appears in your regular ballot. For more information on voting, visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
Photo taken from the Crestridge Ecological Reserve at sunset, looking west.