I say NO to NEW TAXES, NONSENSICAL SPENDING and to the dangerous WOKE AGENDA. I will focus on our City's ongoing challenges, and use my diverse experience and skills to increase our treasury, create a retention plan for our City staff and for the beautification of our Historic Village. I will protect Arroyo Grande's heritage and support sustainable development...BUT we also must protect our rights, our children and our City assets or the aforementioned won't matter. No government overreach, mand
We need wiser, strategic leadership in Arroyo Grande to avoid the same fate as San Francisco and Los Angeles! Our current Mayor is a 'politician' who has been in office for years and from my perspective is a failure. She talks A LOT yet gets little done between her efforts to raise taxes and use taxpayers’ money to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to consultants for voters data mining; diversity, equity (not equality), inclusion, and social justice implementation and compliance; etc. While giving herself a raise, all the while crying poor. She promotes wokeism, kowtows to bureaucrats and to those in our State and Federal government who have broken their oaths, abandoning our State and Federal Constitutions.
While patting herself on the back, our current Mayor obediently followed and enforced every lockdown and mandate (which are not laws nor constitutional) and engaged in the deceptive propaganda that devastated thousands of our residents, including children during the C19 hysteria. Like many other officials and bureaucrats, our current Mayor practiced medicine by repeatedly telling citizens to get injected with experimental chemicals! Why? This should be a personal choice after independent research. Is it because our City signed a binding contract with our government in order to receive relief funds? A contract with a dangerous demand that our leaders promote the government's propaganda, enforce their mandates, and comply with Executive orders and if they failed to comply and are unable to return the funds (our tax dollars) the government could seize City assets.
Basically, signing away our rights to be free, educated, speak our minds, ask questions, assemble, make choices that are in our own best interest and force us to live under the dictates of our government and City's "emergency" powers. I believe we must embrace the protections of our Constitutions and that we cannot allow the current Mayor to reign over our town, especially if we are faced with another "emergency".
We can't afford NOT to make a change. Our current Mayor is spending a small fortune of taxpayers’ money to collect citizen's data and determine voting trends to increase her power and create strategies to raise taxes as well as enforce Critical Race Theory (CRT) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) agenda. Going so far as to "promote" DEI during 2020 shutdowns and mandates, "implement" DEI in 2021 and as of 2022 make it a CITY "POLICY!" The Council, under her leadership added "JUSTICE" (DEIJ) to that Policy (who in our City will be wielding the power of determining what is just?). This sleight-of-hand, Trojan horse tactic is likened to the endless add-ons of the dangerous LGBTQ+++ progressive fringe movement that our current Mayor supports. Though most Gays and Lesbians do not support this dangerous ideological movement as we have laws against discrimination. We are all equal under our existing laws, with inherent and protected individual rights and liberties.
Arroyo Grande is already inclusive and welcoming to all who are law abiding. We do not need our Mayor and City leaders "educating" us on their DEIJ ideology (an ideology is a religion) Policy. We have our Constitutions to guide and protect us from this discriminatory and racist Policy. A quote from their Policy: "Inclusion and equity do not seek to treat everyone the same". Is there a 'special' class for those in our community who deserve more rights than others?
CRT/DEI promotes reverse racism, which is racism. This is a very dangerous ideology our City leaders have unleashed on our small town, like a cancer which has created division in our community that did not previously exist. This division includes our current Mayor's advocacy and vote to fly the LGBTQ+ progressive flag on City property and declaring this flag worthy of hanging alongside our nation's stars and stripes that represents our unity, failures, victories and the many lives sacrificed to protect freedom as our society continues to evolve. Though the LGBTQ+ progressive flag cloaks the 'groomers' it represents (some are pediphiles and sex offenders who prey on our kids), our current Mayor claims, "you will be safe in my arms".
Children should not be sexualized, brainwashed, sterilized, or mutilated which will devastate their lives, all to "affirm" a delusion created by "trusted" adults who should be protecting them from harm. At the same time, our government is stripping parents of their rights leaving them powerless to protect their kids, and forcing them to helplessly watch their children being psychologically and physically abused. Some may be gay but NO child is trans. Let's END WOKEISM and SUPPORT INDIVIDUALISM!
The current Mayor is a member of the Teacher's Union, a powerful union not seemingly interested in the abysmal academic scores and degradation of our educational system. While too many kids are failing academically, suffering from depression and dealing with health challenges, very dangerous influencers have infiltrated, been integrated and are contaminating our schools and governments with their dangerous ideology, supporting the sexualization and indoctrination of kids. Let's guarantee our children are taught how to think, not what to think as well as how to exercise and protect their individual rights.
When elected, I promise to stand by the supreme and ultimate laws of our great nation and state that are protected within our State and Federal Constitutions. I will demand unjust laws be challenged and the just laws be enforced. I will encourage others to exercise their rights to eliminate these predators and dictators who have infiltrated our schools and government (local, state and federal) and to not comply with government lockdowns, mandates, forced drug use, and overreach when faced with any emergency, or at any time.
I am a successful business consultant with an extraordinary and diverse career, who advised the small business owners I work with NOT TO COMPLY with the dangerous government dictated lockdowns and mandates (which are not laws). They took my advice and thrived during the hysteria and were there for our community when we needed them most. I educated them, their clients and patients regarding their rights, how to exercise those rights and how to protect their liberties. As Mayor, I would engage the same strategy if we are faced with another government dictated 'emergency' or 'crisis'. We will not be separated, silenced, censored or locked down. Our independent and thoughtful voices will determine the best strategy to protect Arroyo Grande, regardless of the challenge, or challengers.
Arroyo Grande is my home. I want to preserve its values, heritage, charm, and its cherished way of life, while at the same time strategically anticipating and proactively leveraging change, which is inevitable. Such action takes strong, common-sense leadership that welcomes dissenting views sensibly and without condemnation to achieve optimal resolutions that best serve Arroyo Grande.
My vision is to see Arroyo Grande declared a Constitutional City (it already is) to protect its citizens’ freedoms, prosperity, safety, health, and wellbeing while addressing fear-based government, corporate and global elites’ overreach. Holding the Constitution as our guide safeguards Arroyo Grande’s assets, resources, independence, and its citizens’ fundamental human rights. Sovereignty is the answer.
I am dedicated to achieving sensible, creative solutions for our local challenges. I believe goals are successfully accomplished by continuing to appreciate and support those who have already made great strides, as well as by encouraging passionate, dedicated, critical thinkers in our community to join a collaborative coalition in that effort. Development must be thoughtfully and artfully planned and managed, and we must be willing to change course as needed to protect and provide for generations to come.
I ask that you support me in my mission. Thank you for your time.
(805) 441-5557 Gaea.Powell@gmail.com
Let's abandon divisive bias, unite and lead by example.
The Constitution is not political, it is a guide and safeguard for all Americans. Regardless of which political party you prefer, I encourage all to please turn off the divisive noise, be kind and remember we are all in this together. United we stand strong!
Global elitism (funding campaigns, censorship, attacks on those with dissenting views, disgraceful media practices...) continue to utilize fear and polarizing events to divide us. The oldest trick in the book, divide and conquer. This practice has trickled down to many of our local county and city leaders. Some breaking their sworn oaths to support and defend the Constitution, that protects us from government and corporate overreach.
No matter what the future brings, we must always stay connected and exercise our right to assemble, freely speak and have civil debate in order to determine what strategies best serve the unique needs of Arroyo Grande and its citizens. As we are wards of the City's assets and our way of life, I believe it is our moral obligation, not to succumb to nonsensical and unjust mandates, executive orders and restrictions perpetrated against us.
Celebrating our accomplishments is important and continuing to focus on our local challenges while supporting those who have already made great strides is imperative. At the same time, encouraging others who are passionate, critical thinkers dedicated to our City's success to join us in collaboration.
Knowing most have good intentions, I will always welcome and truly listen to all citizens with an open heart who respectfully share their concerns. Hearing differing perspectives and strategies is essential in determining which decisions best serve Arroyo Grande. I strongly encourage those who do step forward, to be prepared in offering potential solutions as a starting point and be willing to roll up their sleeves to take action in addressing those concerns.
I am an unwavering advocate for small business owners, City staff retention, police officers, firefighters, safety professionals, and for the rights of parents’ to decide what is best for their children.