All contenders are attuned to the issues of growth and development which resonate in the community and are frequently an issue before the council, an advisory body which works with Supervisor Mike Antonovich on county issues.
Roy Allmon, a retired general contractor, wants to work with the county to "set guidelines and controls on multi-family developments" and is interested in having a moratorium on how many units can be built per year. He also wants to improve county services, work to set standards for development on Foothill Boulevard, and "establish speed control measures on the streets around schools."
Frank Beyt is a Montrose resident who has been active in the battle over downzoning of multiple residential lots. He pledges to provide a voice from "south of the freeway" on the town council, and work to increase input to the council from "actual residents of our community." One way he feels this would be accomplished is by circulating petitions within the community on a number of issues.
Bruce Campbell, an architect, wants to see the council assume strong control of design review for new buildings. He also called for stronger efforts for traffic control and ending "disregard" for traffic signs and signals. He also called for undergrounding of utilities, and enforcement of protections for oak trees.
Virginia Choate, a portfolio manager for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, urged efforts for "sustainable business development" and support for design standards. She promised to use her technical and computer skills to support the efforts of the council. A proponent of open space, she would favor working with the Santa Monica Conservancy for trails and greenery.