Editor's note: Upon the official announcement that Scott Mann has applied for and qualified to be placed on the November ballot for re-election as mayor of Menifee, he has released this statement to the public regarding his campaign for re-election:
-- Restore good governance by changing the culture at City Hall;
-- Advance economic development, attract new businesses, and bring more amenities to neighborhoods;
-- Improve infrastructure and traffic circulation; build new roads and add traffic signals at key intersections;
-- Establish the City's Parks Commission and the Senior Advisory Committee;
-- Enhance public safety by adding more law enforcement.
I listened, and together we delivered on all of those commitments! I remain dedicated to those priorities and pledge, if I’m re-elected, to "Keep Menifee Moving" in the right direction.
As a result of these successes, the City of Menifee has received four significant awards in calendar year 2014:
-- The Government Finance Officers Association Award for Financial Reporting and Transparency for our Comprehensive Annual Fiscal Report (CAFR);
-- The Inland Economic Partnership's "Red Tape to Red Carpet" Award for our Business Incentives Program;
-- The Inland Region American Planners Association Award for Comprehensive Planning with approval of our first-ever General Plan;
-- The California Association of Public Information Officers Award for Public Relations with our "Menifee Matters" Magazine.
As Mayor, I've been able to accelerate our transportation improvements through service on the Riverside County Transportation Commission. Regional planning bodies like these channel funds, delivering genuine infrastructure improvements to Menifee.
When you look around Menifee, you can see all the construction improvements happening before your very eyes -- roads, traffic signals, new businesses, and new parks -- all the things residents told us they wanted in the city. Altogether, there are 19 newly announced business, restaurants and grocery stores, including the much anticipated 12-screen movie theater complex and bowling alley. There is more to come that cannot yet be announced.
Our budget remains balanced, we're growing our reserves, we're putting money away for a future city hall and our own animal shelter, we're growing our own local economy and we're enhancing public safety despite Sacramento taking away our VLF funds. I'll continue my commitment to "Keep Menifee Moving" by focusing on economic development, public safety and traffic flow. With the right infrastructure in place, Menifee can attract the right kind of jobs and services while preserving our neighborhoods.
For all of these reasons, I would like to stay at the helm of this city in order to "Keep Menifee Moving"!
Menifee 24/7 will continue to provide a platform for candidates as they announce their intentions to run, and we will cover public forums when they are scheduled heading into the Nov. 4 election.