Lake County Democratic Party endorses Dirk Slooten – candidate for reelection to Clearlake City Council
Dirk is a retired business owner who seeks re-election to the Clearlake City Council to continue the path forward. Dirk has worked tirelessly on the City Council: “We have accomplished several of the goals I set four years ago. We addressed the homeless associated problems, by being a partner with Adventist Health Clearlake, in getting the Hope Center up and running, which has helped over 120 homeless persons. The City has strengthen the City Codes and has stepped up the code enforcement effort with 3 dedicated officers and has hauled away over 1200 Car’s, RV’s and Trailers. I created the Promise Program, a program between the City and Lake County Campus, where all of Clearlake City high school graduates can go to Community College for FREE.”
The City has repaved 31 miles of road, of which 16 miles of dirt roads were chip sealed in the last four years. In total the City has spent over $23 million on roads. With Dirk’s leadership, the city found a way to fast-track more Measure V roadway projects. The City sold property on Ogulin Canyon Road land purchased land for a new Public Works yard, Soccer fields, little league Baseball fields and a future Recreation Center. The city sold 5 acres of that land to a Developer for apartments for low income families
Clearlake has now secured funding from several sources of over $ 8 millions for the sports complex to start construction next year. Austin Park was revitalized with a bandstand, and exercise and play equipment and shortly a Splash Pad . These improvements have lifted the spirit of the Clearlake Community.
Dirk is proud to add that “All City Employees including the Police are the best paid in the County.”