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CommissionerPort San Luis Harbor DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

Special District
November 8, 2016California General Election

Port San Luis Harbor DistrictCommissioner

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (71/71).
  • 63,545 ballots counted.

About this office

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Jim Blecha

Harbor Commissioner/Biologist
30,656 votes (31.43%)Winning
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Civil Engineer
23,675 votes (24.27%)Winning
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  • Major projects on the horizon such as the repair of the Avila Pier will require tough financial decisions & fiscal responsibility
  • We need to broaden the perspective of the Board to include recreational uses & tourism.
  • The Port is an underappreciated economic engine for the Central Coast & needs to be fostered.
Profession:Civil Engineer
Owner/Engineer, Vessely Civil & Structural Engineering (1981current)
Member, City of San Luis Obispo Building Code Board of Appeals — Appointed position (1991current)
Member, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Seismic Task Force — Appointed position (19932010)
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master degree concentrated in structural engineering (1995)
Board member, Friends of Las Casas de Adobe (19962008)
Board member & President, Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers (19942005)

 

Dear Neighbor,

We are all fortunate to live on the Central Coast and one of our

gems is Port San Luis. I am running to represent you on the

Harbor Commission because I believe the Commission should

have broader representation.

The Port should not only support local businesses – it should also

support a wide range of public activities including family picnics,

camping, watersports, educational opportunities at the Lighthouse and

sport fishing.

It is important now more than ever to create a sustainable vision and plan for

residents and visitors alike.

As a Civil Engineer, I will bring a methodical problem-solving approach to guide the

Harbor in an inclusive, open and service-oriented Board. I’ve been involved with the

Port since the 1990’s – helping to restore the historic lighthouse and keeping the pier

viable. It comes down to priorities after all, and I believe that the Port’s priorities

should reflect the breadth and depth of our diverse community.

I respectfully ask for your support and your vote on or before November 8th.

Thank you,

Bob Vessely

  • Senator Bill Monning
  • Supervisor Bruce Gibson
  • Supervisor Adam Hill
  • SLO Mayor Jan Marks
  • Pismo Beach Council Member Eric Howell
  • Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 639
  • Tri Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • San Luis Obispo Democratic Party
  • Steve McGrath
  • Patty Andreen
  • Karla Bittner
  • Former Harbor Commissioner Dennis Johansen
  • Rudy Bachmann
  • John Ewan
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Bill Barrow

Commercial Fisherman/Commissioner
22,471 votes (23.04%)Winning
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Richard R. Scangarello

Commercial Fisherman
20,362 votes (20.87%)
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  • Because of the loss of significant future revenue as a result of the closure of the Diablo Power Plant. new sources of revenue will be required.
  • completion of the largest infrastructure project attempted by the port, the new location for RV parking.
  • create a more friendly environment for business and those who use the port's facilities
Profession:vice president Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen's Association, retired Business owner
Email scangarello@hotmail.com

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