Don Harper

Family, Friends, Community

Mesa Verde, Upper and Lower Birds, State Streets, Wimbledon Village and South Coast Collection

 

Family, friends and community along with personal freedom are what I value the most.  We all want a safe, clean and well managed city in which to live and raise our families.  I will be your voice in District 1. 

My wife and I raised our children in Costa Mesa, our home of 22 years. We love Costa Mesa, where I have been active in our community:

 

  • Member, Costa Mesa Finance Committee

  • Commissioner, Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation

  • President, School Advisory Board

  • Volunteer, Costa Mesa Boys and Girls Club

  • Coach, NJB Basketball and AYSO Soccer

As a business owner who started my career as a CPA, I know what it takes to create jobs, balance budgets, and battle government red tape.  Having been a city commissioner, I know how to make government run more like a business.

 

Instead of building reserves during the past years of economic growth, Costa Mesa now has a budget crisis ($30,000,000 deficit).  Had responsible financial practices been used, Costa Mesa would have reserves instead of deficits.  We are now facing significant cuts in services and infrastructure.

 

As your representative, I will fight for you:

  • Better financial management to enable hiring more police and firefighters

  • Eliminate $250,000 in Councilmembers’ personal assistants

  • Improve parks, streets, and curbs

  • Battle homelessness with both services and enforcement

  • Oppose high density projects like One Metro West that threaten our quality of life by increasing traffic and stretching our police/fire resources

I PLEDGE to represent YOU in making this city a great place to live for our families, friends, community and personal freedoms. 

Family, friends and community along with personal freedom are what I value the most.  We all want a safe, clean and well managed city to live and raise our families.