Clifford DeCosta Candidate for City Council, Monrovia
Who has the time, interest and experience to serve Monrovia?
Clifford DeCosta for City Council - Here’s how…
As a banker, I dedicated 16 years to a national bank, starting as a note teller then quickly moved up to the special assets department where I handled international loans, supervised bankruptcy and foreclosures, specializing in forbearance plans. Eventually, I was promoted to real estate officer.
The next 20 years were devoted to the California State Department of Corrections where I served as a peace officer, sergeant, and correctional counselor. I screened individuals for mandated educational and drug rehabilitation programs, along with work furlough and mother-infant programs. I recruited for the camp program, which trains teams to fight wildfires to preserve our state forests and wildlife.
Now, in retirement, I have the time to serve my fellow Monrovians with my life lessons and experiences. I’m convinced I want the same things that most of my neighbors want:
- Safe schools with a pipeline from high school to college (instead of prison)
- The best health care
- Safe clean parks to enjoy and relax with friends and family
- Regularly maintained streets, sidewalks, trees, and street lights to reflect our community pride
- A well staffed police force, fire department, and maintenance crew, to give us the security that our city cares for us as much as we care for our community
I especially want our local businesses to prosper with the addition of the Gold Line and family street fairs.
As you can see, I am not afraid of commitment:
- 16 years in banking
- 20 years in law enforcement
- 35 years living in Monrovia
- 41 years of marriage
Who can commit and serve Monrovia full time?