After attending the Turlock city council candidates’ forum, I am more convinced than ever that Turlock needs a “TIN CUP” (“Time is Now, Clean Up Politics”) ordinance that prohibits council members from voting on issues that directly affect those people who made large contributions to their campaigns. Only one candidate in District 4 strongly supported this this view, and it was Steven Nascimento. That is why he has my unqualified support.
He has steadfastly tried to convince his council colleagues that such an ordinance would improve the perception that the city council works equally for all residents, and is not beholden to those who can afford to make large contributions to campaigns. Last year’s debacle over the downtown farmers market, when the long-successful non-profit organization was replaced by an individual who saw the opportunity to make some money, cemented the perception that money talks when the city council votes.
I want clean government that works equally for the benefit of all. That is why I am supporting Steven Nascimento.
Elmano Costa, Turlock