NO to proposed NEW TAXES, and to the NONSENSICAL SPENDING and dangerous RACIST DEI policies of our current Mayor and Council. I will focus on utilizing my diverse, proven business skills to help remedy our City's ongoing challenges and create strong infrastructure (without endlessly hiring "consultants"). I will protect Arroyo Grande's heritage and resources...but we must also protect our City assets, citizens, and freedoms or the aforementioned won't matter.
From my perspective, we need innovative, creative, strategic, critical thinking leadership in Arroyo Grande to protect our values, principles, our way of life, and always rely on the protections the United States Constitution as well as our State Constitution provide. Regardless, of unjust laws, mandates and dictates our current government officials attempt to force upon us, we must always remember these Constitutions encompass the Supreme Laws of our great nation and state. We must restore our individualism and community sovereignty to avoid the fate lawless cities now suffer like San Francisco and Los Angeles, due to the implementation of what I believe are unjust laws.
Where will it end? These laws are forcing a frightening ideology upon us. I personally found pornography (which include illustrations of children performing sexual acts) and erotica in the Arroyo Grande High School Library (it remains there today), so we are well on our way to an unimaginable fate if we don't take action now, regain a our societal moral compass and stand strong against all who threaten our way of life and freedoms.
How did we get to this point?
In my view, a Mayor's role is to be focused on what is best for Arroyo Grande now and for future generations by ensuring a strong infrastructure is in place, maintaining it along with our roads and City property, to protect City assets, create resource sustainability (particularly agriculture and water), to create a retention plan for talented City staff, support safety and our Police
Officers and Firefighters, develop a Civil emergency protection plan, and protect our heritage and lifestyle.
Our current Mayor is a puppet '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; general planning, diversity, equity (not equality), inclusion (DEI), and social justice implementation and compliance; etc. She voted to give herself a raise, all the while crying our City is poor. She has served, and is currently serving on Committees/Commissions that many consider a conflict of interest and/or unethical.
During COVID and beyond, our current Mayor patted herself on the back while obediently following and enforcing 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, she 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 individuals, educated, speak our minds, ask questions, assemble, make choices that are in our own best interest and forced many 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".
Also, in 2020 while all were distracted in dealing with C19 hysteria, shutdowns, educational and economic devastation, she was involved in creating, embracing, promoting, implementing, and voting in a racist DEI (diversity, equity (not equality), inclusion) and Social Justice Policy. Now she is attempting to enforce this racist DEI ideology (an ideology is a religion) policy in Arroyo Grande as she kowtows to bureaucrats and to those in our State and Federal government who have broken their oaths, abandoning our our State and Federal Constitutions, thus our Republic - We the People.
From City Memorandums
2020 - "Promote" DEI during 2020 shutdowns and mandates
2021 - "Implement" DEI
2022 - Vote in a DEI and Social Justice "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? No, we all have equal rights under the law and 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. Even though most Gays, Lesbians, Bi and Trans adults do not support this dangerous gender ideological movement and are making headway in stopping it. Gays Against Groomers is an excellent resource for more information.
We can't afford NOT to make a change to preserve our lifestyle, values and our fiscal stability. 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 a Critical Race Theory (CRT); Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) agenda.
Her actions along with others resulted in dictating that 'pornography' be forced into our public schools. As mentioned, I personally found such books at AG High School depicting children engaged in unspeakable sexual acts which included illustrations, along with errotica. My discovery was saddening, infuriating, disturbing and emotionally devastating. How have we allowed so many of these leaders to remain in office? From my perspective they are void of a moral compass, as they support the creation of laws that dictate children be abused by exposing them to these books, and gender ideology.
This ideology has also lead to more laws that include girls being forced to allow boys into their private, safe spaces like locker rooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, to compete in their sports, and visa versa. Is it not our moral obligation to stand against what we believe (and common sense dictates) are unjust laws? Please reach out to me and I will provide my research (in a digital file) including what I found in AG High School's library as well as proof of what this can lead to, chemical castration, sterilization, and surgical mutilation of children leading to the complete destruction of young lives and parents dealing with the aftermath.
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 and we already have laws the protect against discrimination, period. We do not need our Mayor and City leaders dictating or "educating" us on their DEIJ Policy. Again, we are a Republic with State and Federal Constitutions to guide and protect us from dictates, unjust laws and this discriminatory and racist Policy.
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".
Our public schools should not be flying this flag nor should they be confusing, sexualized and brainwashing children. These practices can lead to harmful drugs, mutilating surgeries and potential sterilization, which will devastate these poor kids' 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 encourage others to run for office and for all 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.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
(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.