In SB Valley News 10/26 edition, Frank Ury and Wendy Buchnum refrained from saying how they would vote in the future regarding electronic billboards.
During a recent council meeting, Ury conveniently pushed the issue aside until after the election, stating, “We gave direction to the staff to work with residents, local businesses and our neighboring cities...” Since when do residents need or want city staff or neighboring cities making their decisions? Is not the council the voice of the people?
Cathy Schlicht thinks so. She demonstrated leadership in proposing to keep the current sign ordinance, taking decisions away from city staff and developers. Ms. Schlicht suggested residents be allowed to voice their opinions via a public referendum.
Frank Ury and Wendy Buchnum are beholden to contributors who donated thousands in special interest money. Ury . Schlicht declined any developer money, keeping her focus on resident’s wishes rather than repaying favors to donors.
Ms. Schlicht adheres to Mission Viejo’s original plan supporting “…commercial signage strictly controlled by size, height and structure…” The horrendous Monster Drink sign at Kaleidoscope exists because Mayor Ury has not insisted that code enforcement do their job.
Keep monsters away from Mission Viejo by reelecting Cathy Schlicht to City Council for strong leadership. Cathy is the voice of the people.