Councilmember John McCann summarized his government proposal if he wins the election as mayor of Chula Vista using his four-term experience as councilman for a government that is based on a greater common sense.
He is the only Republican candidate in the mayoral race among six candidates. McCann said in an interview with Chula Vista Today what he offers is "the city getting back to the priorities of strong public safety, road maintenance, and pothole filling."
He proposes greater “support for all businesses and protection of taxpayers from taxes such as mileage,” which would charge those who drive the most.
McCann is a war veteran, decorated in Mosul, Iraq.
As one of his recent accomplishments, McCann lobbied Republic Services to find a solution to the work stoppage that left the city without garbage collection for a month and then successfully spearheaded efforts to obtain a reimbursement commitment from the company.
Among his strengths as a candidate, he said he was "the only experienced candidate who is ready to tackle residents' important issues from day one."
For example, McCann has been vice mayor four times under three different mayorships.
He assures that with his leadership "Chula Vista has become one of the safest cities in the United States, through an increase in community patrols."
It has also been influential in “building sidewalks and underground power lines in older neighborhoods, creating good new jobs while helping to support and attract hundreds of new small businesses, and lowering SR-125 tolls to lower the traffic congestion”.
“The problems in the city are complex. As mayor, you don't have time to learn on the job,” McCann said.
A native of Chula Vista, McCann comes from a working family, and was raised by a single mother who worked at the Rohr Industries factory for almost 30 years.
McCann and his wife, Myssie Wyllie-McCann, have been married 24 years, have four children, and a grandson who live in Chula Vista.