Dear Assemblyman Allen,
For the past several weeks, I’ve been trying to contact you or members of your staff in order to gain information on your platform and how you are going to re-energize the Republican Party in California. To say that I received information that was less than satisfactory would be an overstatement. It appears, that much like many Republican candidates of the past, you are just repeating the tired, old, political statements, that have resulted in Republican defeat, after defeat, after defeat.
The people of the State of California deserve better than what they’ve received from the Democrat Party over the past 40 years. The people in the inland communities, especially the deserts and inland valleys, are suffering with some of the most overbearing regulations and laws in the entire United States. These regulations have destroyed personal initiative, eliminated creativity, held back innovation, and created unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, in some of the counties that should be leading the way toward a future of health, wealth, and prosperity.
Those of us that live in Inland California need to hear from you, and understand how you are going to restructure this State from the top to the bottom in order to unleash the potential of the inland valleys and desert communities. We want to know, that you’re going to dramatically reduce taxes. Not just the taxes on personal income, but on corporations (large and small), sales, and energy, and gasoline. We want to know that you will work to rollback regulations that inhibit growth. That you will revisit the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and dramatically streamline the development and permit process so that everyone in California has the opportunity to buy a home without government subsidies.
We also want to know what you’re going to do about California’s infrastructure. In particular we want to know how you going to develop California’s water resources; how are you going to extend and grow our ability to generate clean power, and most importantly, how are we going to connect with the greatest communications infrastructure in the entire United States.
Assemblyman Alan, there’s just a little over 10 months until the election for the next governor of California. I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that I want to work. I want to grow the economy, and I want to make California great again. It’s time for a major change of leadership and a major change in direction in the Golden State. It’s time that we have a plan for change that will unite the people of California and truly advance our ability to create a healthy, innovative, and prosperous state.
Kevin L. Maevers