Ken White, Ontario City Council candidate

Ken White is running for City Council to help make Ontario the best place for families to live, work, and play. To be the best, Ontario needs safe neighborhoods, free of crime and graffiti, and employment opportunities that pay workers at least a living wage. Ontario needs a pedestrian-friendly hiking trail down the middle of Euclid Avenue, a dog park for families with pets, and a skate park for the youth.
Most of all, Ontario needs a new, honest and honorable leader to speak for these common sense concerns of the community.
Ken White is that voice. He is an attorney with experience in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He worked on the largest federal death penalty indictment in U.S. history. He has been honored for pro bono legal services on behalf of victims of domestic violence and AIDS/HIV patients who suffer unlawful discrimination. He is a college educator, teaching American Government and Criminal Law at Cal Poly Pomona and Chaffey College.
He is a good citizen, who loves his family and who wants to serve the community.
Ontario faces many challenges in the years ahead that we need to address together. The first challenge is public safety. It is the primary duty of government to provide security so that citizens are free to exercise their liberties. To make Ontario safe and to stop crime before it happens, we should put more peace officers (on foot, on bicycles, on scooters, etc.) in face-to-face situations with the citizens they protect and serve. More cops on the street and better communication with citizens will equal less crime in the community.
Other challenges include the re-development projects, especially the downtown renovation project, which will require strict supervision to protect the taxpayers from waste and neglect. These development projects require a simultaneous investment in needed social programs to continue to make the community attractive to investors and workers alike. We need more public transportation options, and we need to find a better solution to homelessness than “tent city.” And we need to act boldly and quickly to create “green” jobs by making major investments in solar, wind, and native landscaping projects.
Together there is no problem we cannot solve.
These and other policy matters need your input. To share your ideas and concerns please contact Ken White at kenwhite@votekenwhite.com.
And be sure to vote on November 4th.

Debra Dorst-Porada, Ontario City Council candidate

<WC1>It’s time for change in Ontario — time for the City Council to include an individual with experience in elected office coupled with independent thinking. Time for a person who has shown the ability to work as a team member but who is not afraid to stand alone on issues important to Ontario residents. Debra Porada is that person.
I have lived in Ontario for 24 years and raised my son here. I care deeply about what happens in our city and have many ideas for improving our quality of life. For instance, to help residents who are struggling to buy groceries and gasoline, the city council can work to bring new businesses that offer good jobs.
Past City Councils have successfully focused on making Ontario the center of economic activity in San Bernardino County. The Ontario Mills, the Convention Center, and the new CBB Sports Arena help Ontario by bringing in tax revenues. Building on these past accomplishments, now is the time for the City Council to change course and focus on the things that make Ontario an outstanding place to live – parks, recreational areas, good streets and low crime rates. As a registered nurse, business women and elected member of the Ontario-Montclair School Board, I have gained valuable insight into the politics of change.
I favor these things for the citizens of Ontario:
Public Safety: zero tolerance of gangs and graffiti; reduce emergency response times; provide programs aimed at prevention.
Repair streets and aging infrastructure; reduce traffic congestion.
Senior Services: More senior housing, improve transportation programs.
Public Recreation: build more parks and sports fields; offer after school programs.
Work cooperatively with schools to better utilize playgrounds.
Monitor new development to provide more open space and adequate parking.
Historic Preservation: support efforts to preserve Ontario’s history My qualifications:
Community Service: Ontario Montclair School Board member, Planning Commissioner, San Bernardino Museum Commissioner; Heritage Society Member; Kiwanis Member; Kids Come First Clinic Board member.
Education and Distinctions: Associate degree (Citrus College); Bachelors degree in nursing (Cal State Los Angeles); Ontario Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award; Ontario Citizens Police Academy Graduate; Leadership Connection Graduate, Masters in Governance Series (California School Board Association).
If you have any questions or would like to assist in my campaign by placing a sign in your yard or walking your neighborhood, please contact me at (909) 986-2933 or e-mail ddorstporada@earthlink.net Thank you for your support.

Paul Vincent Avila, Ontario City Council candidate

The struggling working residents of Ontario beg for their own effective voice that is not being drown and stifled by the good-ol’-boys self-serving empowerment. There is not one Democrat on City Council! Theres not one combat veteran on Council! There is not one Mexican-American on City Council who is proud of his cultural heritage! So whats all the hullaballo, its designed to stigmatically smear my best shot for election as the only Mexican-American name on the ballot? it’s about City Council race outcome! It’s about fleeting empowerment grasp of the good-ol’-boys of OMSD’s old vanguard.
I have resided in Ontario for 31 years, many of you know of my many contributions for parents, children, and Classified employees. I sincerely extend caution to you to beware of outsiders bearing special interest group endorsements!
Why is the North western/eastern and older south Ontario areas continues to be neglected? Why are not installation speed bumps that would greatly act as safety deterrent to protect children and senior citizens from reckless speedsters near Palmetto ave. and Locust street? What about “Rick Rodriquez’s dead-man’s-turn” near the the intersection of South Palmetto and Philadelphia Avenues?
Why is the city Council not “hearing” the will of the affected residents who continue to rally for reasonable justice and their ongoing litigated protest clearly means they don’t want Super-Wal-Mart facility in their neighborhoods? What about the effects of ehausts fumes from the projected increase in congestive traffic that will potentially affect the breathing health of children and senior citizens?
Ontario’s population has increased to nearly 180,000, then, why are trash and water surcharges fees continue to skyrocket? Should it not be the downward?
Why is there not one Democrat on City Council, even though, Ontario’s Democrats residents dominate by 46.5% over 34.1% compared to registered republicans?
Experiences/Endorsement/Education:
-12 years, elected (3×4 years terms) as Governing Board Member, Ontario-Monclair School District.
-Viet Nam Combat Veteran (68-70) cited for valor, 4/47th Mobile Riverine Task Force, 9th Infantry Division, United States Army.
-23 years of honorable public service with California State Employment Development Department.
-5 years of dedicated service with the Department of Corrections/Parole Community Division.
Paul proudly endorses MaryAnne Margaret Avila and Mario Solis Jr. for Ontario-Monclair School District Board.
-Former San Bernardino County Grand Jury’s Jurist/elected Jury’s Secretary.
-Former elected President of CSEA Eastern District (33,000 employees).
-Former Chair/Judge for the San Bernardino county Superintendent’s of School’s Academic Decathlon.