Mike Mattos for Rocklin city council

Good government isn’t an accident.  It happens when smart people run for office and govern with the peoples interest in mind.  I am asking for your vote, so that I can be that person.

100% self-funded – not beholden to developers

Veteran - Deployed twice to Vietnam 

Retired Executive 

Former Placer Mosquito Abatement Trustee

Retired Adminstrative Hearing Officer 

Board President,  Breathe California Sacramento Region

American Legion Post 620 and Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) member

Why am I running?                                                     

I’ve lived in Rocklin since 1989.  At that time, Rocklin was a quiet bedroom community with good schools and was a safe, clean community with lots of locally owned businesses and a few chain stores.  Since that time, there have been a lot of changes.  Some have been good, while others are not so good.                                                                           

The original vision for our city was to have commercial areas and residential areas.  The recent developments have blurred those lines.  I would like to see a return to the original vision.                                                         

My second issue is that it is long over due for Rocklin and Roseville to have light rail service to Sacramento.  I will be a proponent of making this happen.  Folsom pulled it off and so can we.  We deserve a transit system that makes it easy and convenient to travel to Sacramento and back on a 15 minute service schedule.  Over the last 14 years, this has been the number one unmet transit need.  It is time to put in some effort to make this happen.                                                                   

Finally, Rocklin is a great place to live and have a family.  We don’t need to over develop like Roseville or to be anti-development like Loomis.  I believe, we need to find the right balance for Rocklin.

Over the last year, developers are moving forward with a great many projects that will dramatically increase traffic, add incompatible uses adjacent to homes and remove habitat from our community.  It seems like our city is open to any zoning change and project that pays fees to the city.  There seems to be a majority on our city council that will vote for any development regardless of its impact on our city.

© Mike Mattos 2018