Earlier this year, I attended several SLO City Council meetings. At all times during the sessions, and even at the end of a long night, I observed Mayor Jan Marx to be professional, even-handed, and respectful to all who spoke. There was a range of issues presented—from water security to “democracy vouchers.” People packed the chambers, each with their own agenda, and it was a great display of democracy being exercised at the local level.
Having observed Mayor Marx at these meetings, keeping everyone on track and on time, I developed the utmost respect for her abilities as a mayor. A wide variety of people came before the council, from the police chief to the average citizen and, regardless of how impassioned the argument or professional the presentation, Mayor Marx was calm, efficient, and knowledgeable.
Having served 12 years on the City Council, Mayor Marx has an in-depth understanding of the many complex issues facing our city. I can’t think of a better, more experienced person to guide our future. We’ve been lucky to have her serving as our mayor for the past six years. She is the most qualified person on the ballot to serve another term.
-- Sandy Simon - San Luis Obispo