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Re-Elect Dr. Headding for Mayor

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Much has been achieved to advance the vitality of our community in my first two terms in office (one as council and one as mayor). Select Here to learn more.

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My passion is to see Morro Bay become an economically viable, affordable, and safe place for all of our residents to grow and thrive. Together, we can make this a reality.

Together, We Can Make This a Reality

Dr. John Headding
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Dear Community Friends,

It has been my privilege to serve as your Mayor during this current term and as your Councilmember for the 4 years preceding my being elected Mayor.

I write to you during one of the most challenging times for our City, as we continue to battle the devastating public health, social, and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have made the decision to seek a second term as your Mayor. As a result, I am writing to seek your support in my quest to continue to serve the City of Morro Bay.

We must continue to preserve the unique small Harbor town nature of Morro Bay, while concurrently embracing change to improve our economic and financial position. Under my leadership the City has established new policies that have resulted in significant increases in our financial reserves that has allowed us to continue to provide core public safety services despite the devastating loss of revenues due to Covid-19. We have started construction of our new water reclamation facility, which will provide us with a new source of clean, reclaimed water for generations to come. Strong advocacy efforts by myself in Washington D.C. And Sacramento have allowed the City to obtain federal and state loan guarantees for the project at unexpectedly low interest rates resulting in debt savings to the City in excess of over 30 million dollars! We have also reduced our CalPERS pension liability through prepayments of several of our fund debts.

I will continue to advocate for sound fiscal policies, diversification of our economic revenue base, transparency in government, protection of our bay and Harbor, and expansion of our tourism (post Covid-19) and fishing industries.  I promise to continue to work hard to eliminate wasteful spending, further reduce our pension liabilities, support local businesses with business-friendly policy development, and complete our new water treatment facility. Finally, I will continue to support local police and fire services to protect our public safety.

My education includes a Doctor of Pharmacy, master’s in healthcare administration, and Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. My career has been in hospital pharmacy management, former hospital CEO/COO, and small business owner. (Former owner of Morro Bay Drug and Cambria Drug stores)

Being a senior citizen myself, it’s my passion to continue to provide our seniors with a significant selection of recreational opportunities through our Community center, new community swimming pool, while also expanding opportunities to experience spiritual, emotional, and physical health improve.

 

Thank You,

Dr. John Headding

I would appreciate your vote for Mayor, On or Before November 3, 2020.

  • Mayor Headding is the clear choice for Morro Bay's future, he has a real vision to improve the lives of residents and our economy while maintaining the character of the city. During these difficult times we need an experienced leader who has a broad understanding of the many aspects required to make our city thrive again. I'm concerned that if other parties gain city leadership it will be a significant blow to our small businesses, employees and our local economy. Let's make the smart choice and re-elect Mayor Headding, it's the right path forward. Thank you John for your service to the city.


    Robert Elzer

  • I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Dr. John Headding for nearly ten years. I am confident the decisions he makes are solely for the good of the people. I look forward to seeing what our council will do next under his strong leadership and the progression of our city that will follow. Dr. John Headding has my support for re-election for Mayor of Morro Bay.


    Jen Ford

  • In my opinion there is no real choice if we all wish Morro Bay to remain a viable city. John has shown himself to be a very engaged in our total community and serving all interests in the city. The fact is that Morro Bay is a vacation destination and our local economy depends on leadership considering business interests serving our benefactors (The guests in our town) and residents alike. John and the City Councils task is one that is very difficult to navigate due to the various stakeholders and the fact that in almost all decisions there will be people unhappy. It's the sign of a true leader to stay focused on the facts and not be swayed by emotion and the noise that we find in politics today. The decision making in our city is what will determine our future, bright or bleak.

    Morro Bay is at a critical junction due to the cities budget shortfall, the shock of COVID-19, rising ocean levels, and our ever expanding population. The decisions our leaders make in the next 2 years will make all the difference in our collective futures. It's not a time to question proven leadership and adopt radical methods or postures that will only lead to failure and pain for all of us in the city.

    I embrace the vision that John has shared with me where Morro Bay evolves to be more than the budget destination on the Central Coast. Our city is very special and can be so much more with the sustained leadership we have enjoyed over the last 2 years. As a business owner living in Los Osos I don't have a vote but I encourage each of you to vote for John and stay with a proven leader. I really don't want to imagine where our city will be if we don't make the right choice. These are critical times needing critical thinking on our choice for Mayor of Morro Bay. Please support John Headding for this important job and stay the course.


    Nick Juren Small Business owner in Morro Bay

  • Mayor Headding has consistently fostered civil and productive dialog. His reelection will ensure our community is able to continue progress on historic challenges such as the WRF, economic recovery, and balancing growth with preserving the character of Morro Bay. Mayor Headding has provided strong leadership to deliver balanced City budget's and ensuring we are providing the best services possible while appropriately planning for the future. I enthusiastically support reelecting John Headding for Mayor of Morro Bay!


    Noah Smukler

  • We have been lucky to have a calm and civil leader as Mayor these past two years. Under John Headding the City is finally going in the right direction, with the WRF well under way and award-winning fiscal management. There's more to do, so let's stay the course with John and get it done right.


    Glenn Silloway

  • Dr. John Headding is the Mayor Morro Bay needs. He is action oriented, fiscally responsible, and has vision for our future. John Headding raises the bar for local leadership. I wholeheartedly support John Headding for Mayor in 2020!


    Dawn Addis, Morro Bay Mayor Pro Tem

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