The Ramona Equine Industry Network (REIN) hosted a forum on Sept. 19 at the Community Center to allow the public to hear from the Ramona Community Planning Group candidates and their stance on hot-button issues.
Each week leading up to the Nov. 6 elections, Ramona Patch will post one of the questions asked at the forum, along with each of the present candidate's responses.
Last week, you got a taste of what the planning group hopefuls thought of Ramona's ever-growing grape industry. This week, we take a look at what each candidate at the forum thinks about safety on Highway 67.
Highway 67–What will you do to generate safety?
Robin Joy Maxson: I've written... ideas to improve safety. We should work with neighboring cities to create more of a united front. I'm on the subcommittee dedicated to SR 67 safety.
Kathy DaSilva: I would vote with Robin. She seems well-educated on the subject.
Jim Cooper: It's a difficult and dangerous road. Funding is far out into the future.
Barbara Jensen: I think improvements (such as speed indicators and rumble strips) are helpful, but I need more information.
Jim Piva: I made an ad-hoc for it. We managed to make SR 67 a higher priority. We also were able to get funding thanks to our relationshp with Dianne Jacob. We need to treat the county with respect, not as the enemy.
Richard Tomlinson: The biggest problem for SR 67 is consensus on what is wanted and what is needed. We need to unite the voice of Ramona and move forward.
Torry Brean echoed what Tomlinson and Piva said.