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Madera County District 5 Supervisor Candidate Unveils Economic Policy Blueprint

OAKHURST — Supervisor Candidate for Madera County District 5, Mark Reed, will present his Economic Policy Blueprint for Eastern Madera County, on September 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm in Pete’s Place Restaurant at 40093 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644.

The policy statement outlines a proposed Contract with the Community.

The ambitious plan is the product of a series of weekly meetings in which advisers discussed key issues facing the quality and vitality of life in District 5. Twenty-three men and women, traveling from towns throughout Eastern Madera County, met in Oakhurst to share their knowledge, insights, and experience about ways to improve such factors as wildfire protection, homeowner’s insurance, housing, tourism, and more.

About the Economic Blueprint

The document lists a series of focus points that provide actionable objectives to deal with important issues that have been neglected, sometimes for decades.

At the top of the list is updating the General Plan, as well as Area Plans for Ahwahnee, Nipinnawasee, Coarsegold, North Fork and South Fork, Oakhurst, O’Neals, Raymond, and Rio Mesa. These plans are the cornerstone for how we manage Land Use, Open Space, Conservation, Housing, Circulation, Noise, and Safety.

On average, these plans were first written 24 years ago.

Mark Reed’s Contract with the Community addresses matters of interest to all residents in the district.

Housing Recovery—Permitting, affordable housing, subsidized housing, senior living, short-term rentals, B&B establishments, and more.

Fire Protection—Disastrous fuel loads, mounting insurance premiums, fire escape routes, fire recovery plans, increased fire stations and improved staffing levels, and more.

Tourism Policy Plan—Secure federal and state funding to widen Highway 41, beautify Oakhurst and other communities to welcome tourist, create events and venues to attract visitors, and more.

Commercial Policy Plan—Improving infrastructure to attract suitable business development, including improved Internet service, large equipment rental services, a meat processing facility, anchor tenants, such as Bass Pro Shops, and more.

Industrial Policy Plan—Increase capital investments in water and sewer, including sewage management and expansion, secure water supply sources and storage, and more.

About Candidate Mark Reed

Mark Reed lives with his family in Oakhurst, California. He is a successful actor, a small businessman for more than 45 years, and a rancher. After working in management positions for several years, he bought his first company at age 26. Mark served on the board of directors of several companies, chaired many national committees, and currently serves on the board of directors of the CAB at KCET-TV.

Mark is a descendant of the Mohawk and Apache tribes. He is the National Representative for American Indians, dealing with the national issues concerning Indians in Media and diversity contracts with the networks and studios.
Mark is endorsed by more than 100 organizations and individuals, including Madera County Republican Party, California Republican Assembly, Mountain Area Conservatives, Congressman Tom McClintock, and Michael Reagan.

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