SANTA ROSA--After talking to Mayor Campos for ninety minutes about the past and future of Santa Rosa it becomes readily apparent Mayor Campos is truly passionate about the future of Santa Rosa. His ideas on how to improve our city’s future are innovative, yet based on tried and true principles of building city prosperity. It all boils down to creating good jobs in Santa Rosa. All types of jobs, with the end goal of creating a cultural and business environment which attracts large companies. These large companies will provide the careers and high-paying jobs for the citizens of Santa Rosa. With high paying jobs in place, people can stay and raise families, and in turn, small business owners can prosper. It all starts with improving existing assets such as Park Lake, the Blue Hole, and the Los Amigos Nursing Home. Next, was building new attractions such as the softball complex and convention center. Tourism is just the first step. Mayor Campos vision is, the more people who come to Santa Rosa to enjoy recreation, our natural resources, and local culture the greater the chance a key person in the corporate world will decide it is best to move the company out of a congested city, to a place where the quality of life for family and employees are greater. That’s where the downtown projects come in to play—the town square and Main street projects are designed to beautify the city—to provide a cultural environment celebrating our unique history and culture. Just imagine live music in the town square, wide clean sidewalks for people to stroll from shop to shop, a museum to view our history, and an open air market for craftsmen, artists, vegetable growers to display and sell their wares. Sounds like a dream? It is not. It is the Mayor’s vision and due to his past ten years of hard work, it is fast becoming a reality. Thank-you Mr. Mayor.
Interview appearing in January 04, 2008 edition of the Tri-County News-Times
Santa Rosa Mayor Joseph Campos