TRANSPARENCY IN CITY GOVERNMENT

Transparency in C...

I am committed to the City of Orange providing free access to information and key documents about how the city spends your tax dollars and provides services to our community.

The information should be consolidated into links to key city documents, records, and information in an effort to increase the public's access to their government.

Also, records of all contributions to the City of Orange City Council and their financial interests in the City will be included and accessible to the public 24/7.

OUR LOCAL HISTORY

Protecting our past

We have so much history in the City of Orange from the days of the Gabrielios to Juan Pablo Grijalva and his homestead to the days of all the land being run by the Yorba and Peralta families as the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana to our city being founded by the team of Chapman and Glassell.

We as city have always placed a heavy preservationist attitude to the Old Towne area of the City of Orange and our beloved Plaza which is very much needed.

But we must also protect other areas of Orange as well from the open spaces of East Orange and El Modena to north Orange and the Eichler Homes and the Orange Barrio.

Take for example the Barrio this was very historic area not only for the city but for our nation. You may have heard of Brown vs. the Board of Education but right here in our own city was the ground swell to desegregation of the schools and that was Mendez vs. Westminster School District of Orange County. This all started right here in Orange in the Cypress Street Barrio. Also in the Barrio long before our May Festival was the La Jamaica festival and like much of Orange the barrio and El Modena communities gave greatly in blood by laying down their lives in defense of our great nation and are true patriots of a grateful nation.

We must remember to preserve all our history in Orange and not pick and choose what looks good!

So if elected to the Orange City Council I will continue the protections of all our history and will work hand in hand with the Orange Unified School District to develop a local history month to educate the youth of our wonderful City.

TAXES

City of Orange sa...

I am against any sales tax increase or property tax increase.

Our neighboring cities are increasing taxes and ways to increase revenue to their respective budgets, I will stand up to the desire to increase taxes in the City of Orange!

PUBLIC SAFETY

Heroin Needle Exc...

Recently the State of California has directed that the City of Orange will become a Heroin Needle Exchange City.

I strongly oppose this for many reason and this is such area threat to our neighborhoods. This program was already run out of the City of Santa Ana because of the massive increase in heroin addicts and the large amount of used needles found in parks, gutters and open spaces.

To be clear, I will fight the State of California to keep Orange from having this dangerous program forced on us.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Brush fires and E...

The recent Canyon 2 fire really exposed the need for better urban wildland interface brush clearance and the need for "large animal" evacuation planning for East Orange and Orange Park Acres in the future.

I will bring my over 25 years of service in the fire service to directly address the issue and develop a plan to be used for the orderly evacuation of both our neighbors and their large animals such as horses.

BALLOT STATEMENT

November 6th, 201...

I strongly oppose any sales or property tax increase proposals in the city of Orange and will vigorously fight the State of California from making Orange a heroin needle exchange city.

I was born and raised here in Orange and it’s been my honor to serve as your Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman. I brought forward eight balanced budgets while increasing our Police and Fire Department staffing.

I kept my promise to fight tax and fee increases while working to bring additional parks, community events, and programs for seniors. I will use my experience to lead Orange and continue to fight for a safe and financially secure city.

My 25 years of service with the Orange County Fire Authority gives me experience that cannot be matched in public safety. My goal is to make Orange the safest city in California and never tolerate another crisis like the Santa Ana River homeless encampments.

My vision for Orange combined with past service has earned endorsements from the Orange Taxpayers Association and hundreds of residents in Orange.

Keep Orange the best city to live, work and raise a family.

Please vote Jon Dumitru for City Council

www.jondumitru.com or 714-420-9969