Tom Decker for 5th District Supervisor

Builder of affordable homes for CZU Fire victims, husband, father and grandfather

“Thank heavens we don’t get all of the government that we are paying for.”

- Will Rogers

Something is broken and seriously amiss with our Santa Cruz County government. Even before the CZU Fire, our county was infamous for being one of the most difficult counties in California in which to build anything.By both their actions as well as their non-actions, the county bureaucracy appears intent upon preventing families from rebuilding their homes that they lost in the 2020 CZU Fire.
(see The LAMP & You).

My pledge to you

Let me be honest. I don’t know all of the problems that face the 5th District. Nobody does. I don’t know what problems may befall the 5th District or the County of Santa Cruz in the future. Nobody does. Who could have predicted the CZU Fire coupled with the COVID shutdowns? Nobody could have.

Because I don’t know everything nor do I know what may happen in the future, as your Supervisor, when any proposal comes before me for a new government program it must pass three tests:
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My mission will be to limit the growth of our county government that now serves the people in the 5th District so poorly. The answer to bad government is not adding another layer of government on top of what’s already not working
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