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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

City of Morro BayCandidate for Mayor

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John R. Weiss

Business Owner
3,362 votes (49.17%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Control the budget living within our means while maintaining our Public Safety departments.
  • Customer Service at City Hall including the Building Department and Planning.
  • Establish a weekly Mayor's Forum that discusses business's and Citizens concerns to formulate plans.



Profession:Business person
Club President of Morro Bay, Charter President of Eco-Rotary, District, Rotary International — Elected position (2001–current)
National Sales Manager, NEWMAR (Electronics Power Supply Company) (1992–1999)


Cuesta College General Studies and Business, Business Management (1991)

Community Activities

Pick up trash at Round About, Bayshore Bluffs, Morro Rock, and Embarcadero, Working with Eco-Rotary and the Rotary Club of Morro Bay (2010–current)


Business owner for over 40 years operating Coast Electronics RadioShack with locations based in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles. Resident of Morro Bay for over 30 years. My wife and and I have 5 adult children and 3 grandchildren, 3 having graduated from Morro Bay High School. Joined a service organization Rotary Club of Morro Bay in 2001. Have served as Club President in 2009-2010, helped charter the Eco-Rotary Club and was the Charter Club President. The Eco club was chartered to promote the environment primarily. Served in the Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2011 and was the President for 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011. Have been picking up trash since 2010 at the Round About, Bayshore Bluff City Park, Morro Rock parking lot, and the Embarcadero. I graduated from the College of San Mateo in Electronics technolgy and Cuestat College in General Studies and Business. I currently employee over 10 employees, some who have worked for me for over 20 to 35 years. My parents live in Los Osos. Active member of the Church of Christ of Morro Bay.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California and Elect Justice CA (2)

Does your office have any plans to include currently or formerly incarcerated people in your decision-making process as it relates to criminal justice issues? What would that look like?
Answer from John R. Weiss:

I would ask the City Council to confer with our Police Department.

With 8,000 people eligible for release from CA prisons to help stem the transmission of COVID-19, how, if at all, would your office aid these Californians and their families in navigating reentry?
Answer from John R. Weiss:

I would ask the City Council to confer Social Services and our Police Department.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Belief in listening to our citizens; live within our means; and proritize our services: Fire, Police, Water, Sewer, and roads. Recogn

Position Papers

Lead the City to Economic viability by reducing unneeded and increasing revenues


1. The State of California and the City of Los Angeles among other bodies have instituted a furlough program for all employees for a limited time.

2. Work with local business professionals to enhance their businesses.

I will lead the council to work with our City Management team to implement the above programs. To accomplish this, the team will need to examine the existing emergency ordinances mentioned above and bring something suitable to the City Council for discussion.

The City Council should establish a zero based budget and line-item veto.

I would ask the Council to reinstate the Citizen's Advisory Council for the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). Establish this committee's goals so they can recommend areas of cost reduction and enhanced efficiency. By enacting these items Morro Bay will improve the affordability of living here.

Establish an enforcment program to stop the unlicensed Short Term Vacation Rentals which will enhance the viability of our hosting industries and the quality of life in our residential areas.

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— September 13, 2020 Candidate's Campaign

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