Meet Solana Beach City Council candidate Lesa Heebner

Lesa Heebner

Six candidates are vying for three open Solana Beach City Council seats in the Nov. 6 election. Candidates include Vickie Driver, Paul Frankel, Lesa Heebner (incumbent, see below), Daniel Powell, Peter Zahn and Dave Zito.

Name: Lesa Heebner

Years living in Solana Beach: 35

Profession/education:

• kitchen designer

• bachelor’s degree in history from UCSD

Community activities:

• councilmember, eight years

• SANDAG Board of Directors, Executive Committee member, and Regional Planning Committee member

• San Dieguito River Park JPA Board member

• Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society

• Sierra Club

• San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy President’s Circle

1. Why are you running for a seat on the Solana Beach City Council?

I’m running to ensure that as we update and improve our neighborhoods and business districts, they retain the unique beachside character that drew us here in the first place. Additionally, I’m running to make sure the council maintains its current practice of listening to and responding to all residents, not just to a narrow set of special interests.

2. What experience/qualifications would you bring to the council that you think would be beneficial?

I’ve been a businesswoman for the past 30 years, first as a stockbroker for a Fortune 500 company, then as founder of a successful culinary and kitchen design business. I understand business! As your councilmember, I bring a proven record of dedication to preserving community character, fiscal accountability as demonstrated by completing full pension reform in our city, balancing the budget for eight years, including $32.5 million in total reserves, and protecting high public safety service levels while keeping costs under control.

3. What do you think are the biggest issues facing Solana Beach?

Our challenge is to attract revenues to ensure our economic viability without sacrificing community character.

4. Do you have any suggestions as to how the biggest issue in your answer for #3 should be addressed by the council?

Knowing our city’s small town coastal feel and eclectic style are the foundation for our desirable location and high property values, I will safeguard these attributes as we work to increase tax revenues. I will continue to work for new business developments that complement the successes on South Cedros Avenue by supporting in-scale, eclectic buildings that house distinctive cafes, boutiques and other specialty businesses. These qualities make our city a destination, not just another nondescript location.

Additionally, it’s vital we continue to ensure all individual property rights are protected and all voices are heard: those of the builder as well as those of residents.

For more information, contact: www.lesaheebner.com or lesaheebner1@me.com

Related posts:

  1. Meet Solana Beach City Council candidate Vickie Driver
  2. Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner named to 22nd District Agricultural Association Community Relations Committee
  3. Six candidates running for three seats on Solana Beach City Council
  4. Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner discusses past, present and future
  5. Solana Beach City Council Candidate forum on ‘Green’ issues to be held Oct. 8

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