I thank the citizens of Claremont for allowing me to serve as their councilmember over the past four years. As a thirty-five year resident, I cannot adequately express my gratitude for the opportunity afforded me to partially repay the community that has given me so much.
We are currently in one of the most difficult periods of our time. Our City, the State of California, and the entire country are facing enormous fiscal challenges. It is against this backdrop that we must consider who are the best candidates with the widest policy experience to help guide the decisions we make as a city for the good of the entire community.
I am grateful to have played a role in decisions that will continue to produce positive results for our community for years. These include the improvements at the Old School House, the bond and acquisition of Johnson’s Pasture, the initiation of the Claremont sustainability plan, the completion of Village West, the new General Plan, and improvements on San Jose Avenue and along Baseline Road.
I have a track record on council that is there for everyone to see. I have never strayed from my original promises: to always strive to conduct myself with honesty and integrity, to ensure transparency in government and accessibility to it, to make decisions that are fiscally prudent, and to ensure that policy is citizen-driven. These basic precepts have served as my guiding principles on the council and are reflected in the votes that I have cast. Sometimes I have been in the dissent, but I have always tried to work cordially with my fellow councilmembers, our regional partners, and staff on every issue.
Most importantly, I have never forgotten that I work for all of the citizens of Claremont. This is a great challenge because Claremont residents possess a wide range of political and philosophical thought and high expectations of their elected officials and city government. While it is impossible to always please everyone, it is a common desire of our residents to want their representatives to work hard for them; to be honest with them; and to ensure a fair, consistent, open, and accessible process. I have tried to be that kind of representative.
On March 3rd, please vote for me, Corey Calaycay, so that I can continue working for you.