Pettis, Mayor Pro-Tem of Cathedral City and Candidate for the CA 80th Assembly District, enjoyed a warm reception tonight from members of the Desert Business Association at the DBA Special Holiday Mixer at Blame It On Midnight. Sponsored by the Desert Business Association and Blame It On Midnight, local business people celebrated the beginning of the Holiday Season. Entertainment was provided by Bruce Mangum, accompanist from The Caballeros Mens Chorus.
Desert Business Association boardmembers in attendance included DBA President Jim DeHart (YTB Running Travel), Doug Wylie (Warm Sands Villas), Barbara Barrett (Attorney at Law), Brian Beard (Prudential California Realty), Bob Bogard (Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce), Don DeBoer, and Michael Genova (Wells Fargo Bank). Others in attendance included George Zander, President of the Desert Stonewall Democrats.
Pettis was overheard to discuss his plans for healthy families, healthy jobs, and healthy environment. Pettis is past-president of the Desert Business Association.
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Pettis’ primary issues include healthcare, good paying jobs, and the environment:
Make health care more affordable and accessible by:
- Insuring every child
- Expanding access to Medi-Cal and Healthy Families to cover those being priced out of the market
- Protecting doctor choice
- Encouraging preventative care
- Working towards a universal health care system
Create good paying jobs and opportunities by:
- Expanding enterprise zones
- Micro-targeting loans to distressed communities
- Supporting tourism and agriculture industries
- Increasing investment in local higher education
- Attracting green energy firms
Keep our air and water clean and protect our planet by:
- Meeting the goal of 25% renewable energy by 2020
- Expanding green building standards to reduce water use
- Increasing recycling rates
- Creating transportation options and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods to reduce sprawl
- Protecting the Salton Sea from excess runoff