Note: As part of The Sentinel’s 2022 coverage of local elections, we have asked a series of seven identical questions to each of the candidates running for a seat on the Citrus Heights City Council. The questions are designed to give each of the candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and give voters an opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s life and background. Candidates replied via email, and those who responded to each question in less than 100 words have their answers published word-for-word.
Manuel Israel Perez-Salazar, District 4
Why are you running for City Council? Citrus Heights is my home and I would like to be a part of the positive improvements.
What are two aspects you like most about living in Citrus Heights?
It’s very community oriented, in which everyone helps one another and the school system. All my kids have been able to attend schools near by and thrived.
What are the top two things you’d like to change/improve in Citrus Heights, if any?
I would like more family oriented businesses with safe, fun options for our children.
I would like organize more volunteer time to help clean up our city.
What are two books that have had the most influence on your life, and why/how?
The only one that comes to mind is the Art of War by Sun Tzu, which teaches you moral law, method and discipline, and weak points and strong points . Other than that I am more of a hands on get out there and get it done type of guy.
What are three key principles that would guide your votes on the council?
1. Family orientated businesses
2. Cleanliness and safety of our city
What kind of volunteer work have you done for charities, churches or service organizations in the community?
Cleaning, painting curbs, and helping any of my neighbors that need help.
City Council members are paid a small monthly stipend of $600 for their service. If elected, how do you plan to balance work life elsewhere with council responsibilities?
I have always been one that is able to multi task, it is easy and important to me to always stand by my commitments.
Key endorsements: (Did not respond)
Key donors: (Did not respond)
Campaign website: not provided.
*Editor’s note: Albert Fox and Jayna Karpinski-Costa are also running for the District 4 seat. To read more about each candidate, see article: Election 2022: Who’s running for Citrus Heights City Council?
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