Friday, August 28, 2009

Business owner forum with Regan Bolli

Last night I attended a business owner forum at Rock Creek club house in the Ranches hosted by mayoral candidate, Regan Bolli. I became aware of this event from Regan's website and wanted to take the opportunity to hear what he had to say. Regan discussed multiple issues that he wants to champion as mayor, if given the opportunity, such as Learning Democracy Centers and more aggressive marketing of EM to businesses. I appreciate Regan running for mayor and putting himself "out there." I have taken opportunities to talk with David Lifferth and Regan Bolli and plan to meet with the other candidates as well. I encourage all residents to learn about the candidates and understand who they are and what they stand for.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My stance...

Eagle Mountain is a fascinating city and I look forward to using my analytical thinking and business acumen to effectively market our city for more commercial businesses. Another issue is having a prominent and healthy relationship with the HOA & the city center. With regards to the transportation issues I want to ensure that the needs of Eagle Mountain residents are met through vocal activism and not letting other cities dictate on our behalf. I will be more involved and using my skills & enthusiasm to bring additional strength to Eagle Mountain. A little done, a lot to do! Vote John Painter for city council.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

David Lifferth's take on Eagle Mountain politics

Last night I attended the Common Sense Rally in Provo,UT with David Lifferth. I arranged for us to carpool since we hadn't yet had an opportunity to get to know each other. During the drive to Provo and back, I asked David questions ranging from Eagle Mountain's past to current failures and future needs. He was very quick to point out that today in Eagle Mountain is great and much better than ever before because the residents aren't embarrassed to live here and no elected officials are facing criminal charges. That is outrageous! Our current councilmen feels that things are great just because they aren't being charged with criminal acts. Where are the proactive accomplishments? Obviously, throughout the campaign we are going to hear much about promises of things coming and "in the works." But let's face it, what else are incumbents going to say??? There is a vast difference between nothing going wrong and great things being accomplished and that is what we need. We need leadership that recognizes that difference and has the vision, skills and energize to invest in the city. That has been and is noticeably absent Eagle Mountain.
David's advice to all concerned and capable residents is that they should keep the status quo in Eagle Mountain, and not rock the boat. He would like us to keep his "team" together. Rather than help talented residents achieve positions that allow them to accomplish the most good, David thinks that everyone has to "prove" themselves. His thought is followed with a sentiment that most people are incapable and dishonest, thus don't believe or trust until they "prove" it. That's a great message to keep the same distasteful and unaccomplished leadership in office that has helped Eagle Mountain achieve its notorious bad image. We, the residents of Eagle Mountain, will not tolerate more of the same. We look forward to better days and a brighter future. Vote John Painter for Eagle Mountain City Council.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Candidate Information

I was asked to submit a brief summary about myself and reasons for running for city council to the city recorder that will be available through the Utah Statewide Electronic Voter Informaiton Website. Below is what I submitted...

Candidate Information
Name: John C Painter
Office: Eagle Mountain City Council
District: N/A
Email address:
Age: 31
Occupation: Semiconductor Process Engineer
Residence: Eagle Mountain, Utah
Years at residence: 3+ yrs


Eagle Mountain is an amazing city with incredible potential for future growth and development. As citizens we have witnessed the explosive growth in residential development, but commercial development is severely lacking. I believe that Eagle Mountain is on the brink of something wonderful and requires energized and capable leadership to ensure its future success. Residents are entitled to greater transparency from the government and to have a clear understanding of the city’s vision. Fiscally making informed decisions only comes from dilligent work with city staff and independent research. While earning a MS in physics I learned the value of hard work, relentless study and creatively thinking about new solutions; all of which have benefited me as an engineer at IM Flash Technologies. I will bring those same skills and attitudes to city council and work together to develop a beautiful and financially stable city that we can all be proud to live in.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New to blogging

I am creating this blog as part of my efforts to allow people opportunities to get to know me better and understand my platform and reasons for running for city council. I have many topics that I will write about, ranging from major issues that significantly impact each citizen to small issues that make no sense. It is my intention to discuss issues that are pertinent to our city and use this blog to communicate up-coming events. I am energized and look forward to this election season.