My name is Gracey Van Der Mark, I have been a resident of Huntington Beach for over 21 years. My husband and I have a blended family with 7 children. We chose to raise our family here because of the safe, suburban family-friendly environment our city had to offer.
My city council priorities will be:
- Protect the City Charter
- Small Business Advocate
- Public Safety
- Solve the Homelessness Crisis
- Control the Budget with No New Taxes
- Stop High Density Development
4 years ago I ran for Ocean View School Board after discovering some alarming information in recently adopted school curriculums.
I have advocated for parents and the safety of our children for several years, both locally and in Sacramento. I clarified issues that affect our families and communities. Simplification of language brought more understanding to bills and policies and catapulted community involvement resulting in changes protecting thousands of families.
I will focus on community involvement with local issues and believe we can achieve this by making complicated issues easier for our community to understand. Clarity is my goal.
Having served on both the Planning and Finance Commissions for the City of Huntington Beach I have first hand knowledge of the inner workings of city hall and the financial challenges we are facing. I will bring attention to these issues in order to mitigate the damage.
The current city council has been funding the city’s budget with federal COVID relief money, this is not sustainable. They have reduced our income and more than doubled our long-term debt. We must return to fiscal sanity.
In conclusion, I ask for your support, and in return, I promise my *unwavering* commitment to helping our city be the safest and greatest suburban community that we have all loved for so many years.