Giving Stanton's New Park The Right Name

Giving Stanton's New Park The Right Name

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kevin carr started this petition to Stanton City Council

Stanton City Council needs some inspiration so they stay focused on spending tax money more wisely. Stanton continues to fall into financial trouble over and over again and increasing more city taxes and fees is not working. 

Stanton Residents should not have to keep paying $600 extra per household every year to keep the city afloat. Stanton has the lowest median household income out of all working-class cities in Orange County.

Stanton has two parks named Stanton Park. One next to City Hall and one on Western Ave. Kind of confusing isn't it?

In 1994 John Moorlach warned us about Orange County's risky investments but his message was ignored by the Orange County Supervisors and led to our County's bankruptcy. Now he is recognized as a leading expert on municipal bankruptcies.

John Moorlach served as Orange County's Treasurer-Tax Collector for nearly 12 years. While serving he warned us about the rising cost of public employee pensions and wants them replaced by 401-k investment accounts. If Stanton would have done this back then Stanton wouldn't have so much unfunded pension debt right now. 

John Moorlach became the County Supervisor the Stanton area for 8 years. In an article on reason.org he was quoted as saying, "I ran for supervisor because you could see that pension obligations were going to crowd everything else out and something is going to suffer." This is something that Stanton City Council needs to understand.

John Moorlach is now serving as State Senator for the past 4 years and publishes the Financial Soundness Rankings for California’s 482 Cities. This is someone that has dedicated his life to fiscal responsibility.

There is no better way to thank John Moorlach for his service to US and our County for so many years.

Let's name our second "Stanton Park" after this "fiscal watchdog" and hopefully some of his positive "fiscal mojo" will rub off on the Stanton City Council.

Let's name our new park on Western Ave. the John M.W. Moorlach Community Park.

 

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