“Maintaining the small beach town tradition of our tourist-oriented community, while assisting in economic growth, improving local transportation, advocating for affordable and moderate-income housing, protecting our beach and agricultural land, is a large challenge — one that I am anxious to help meet,” Shaw said.
Shaw pledges to work with Caltrans to minimize the disruption of Highway 101 improvements. He will strive to safeguard mom-and-pop stores and encourage service-oriented, environmentally neutral businesses. Working in partnership with Amtrak, he envisions Carpinteria becoming a car-free, one-stop tourist destination. He visualizes expanding existing recreational facilities for after-hours participants, for all age players.
Shaw is a longtime mobile home resident in Carpinteria. As such, he sees the need to maintain the nearly 900 units for low- and moderate-income residents and is a committed member of the Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Board.
“I’ve dedicated my life to public service with my years in the Navy and a 30-year career in the Postal Service,” he said. “Volunteering for numerous groups in Carpinteria has afforded me a broad spectrum of viewpoints.”
— Jane Benefield represents the Fred Shaw campaign.