When you first meet someone it takes mere seconds for your first impression responses to kick in, and in the case of meeting Steve Dicterow, I knew immediately that I really liked the guy. I had just recently moved to Laguna Beach, and I was taking photos at an event. Steve invited me to sit with him and his wife Catrina. By the time dessert was served, Steve had offered me his business car, and help with information on opening my photography business. He made me feel like I was a part of the community.
A few days later I realized he was a past Laguna Beach City Council member and three-time mayor. It was difficult for me to believe, because he was so approachable.
I’ve continued to run into Steve all around town. It didn’t take long for me to realize just how passionate he is about this community. He truly does care about Laguna’s future, and I guarantee you he will work harder than anyone to see to it that we keep our city alive and well. His work ethic, energy, and devotion is unsurpassable.
Look, we all know we live in a little paradise. But, the reality is that our future is still extremely uncertain. Laguna Beach is not immune to economic hardships, crime, or any other difficulties. We can’t afford complacency, especially not on City Council. We need action. I believe that Steve is the one candidate who can get things done in this community, and assure that our future is strong and steady moving forward. He can bring “common sense for a change”.
I believe that Steve’s record speaks for itself with his strong fiscal management skills, crime reduction enforcement and youth safety, and involvement and support of all the arts, including his seat on the board of the Festival of Arts.
Just how much do you want this city to remain a place that everyone from all over the world wants to visit, and the place that you will never want to leave? Which nominee do you believe can accomplish all of the things needed to make this happen?
If you really do want what’s best for Laguna, then you’ll to show up on Nov. 6 and vote for Steve Dicterow, the candidate who’s more about action than words.
I really do “believe in Steve”.
Darnell Bledsoe, Laguna Beach