Scott’s Stance on Regional Issues
Scott heavily supports public safety because it is a major factor in providing the high quality of life that our region enjoys. Not only is he the son and the father of police officers, he served as a volunteer firefighter when he was younger.
He pushed and voted to grow the police department to include a new Beat 7 for the quickly-growing new development in western Roseville, and he voted to increase the number of traffic officers. He also voted to expand the fire department to full capacity and is supportive of continuing to grow the department as the city continues to grow.
He also understands the changing climate and public perception of law enforcement. He pushed and voted to bring bodycams to the Roseville police department and was a major supporter of the improved community policing teams that embed social workers and county parole officers to the teams to better handle homeless issues, domestic violence issues, and family issues.
Given the increased risk of wildfires and major storm events, Scott supports proactive disaster preparedness in the county and an integrated approach across all emergency service teams.
"I strongly believe that well-staffed and highly-trained public safety teams can benefit a community. Getting our officers, firefighters, and support staff out into the community, into our neighborhood meetings, and into our high schools has made a world of difference in the trust levels of our residents and business owners. Having the confidence of living in a safe community creates a tremendous quality of life aspect for us all." - Scott Alvord
Economic development is critical to funding the quality of life that we all enjoy in Placer County. Having experienced people making decisions for our small and large business communities and key job centers throughout the county is critical.
Scott has, by far, the most business experience in this election. He is a leader in the county in business support and economic development strategies. Scott holds an MBA degree, teaches as an adjunct business professor, and has proven his business acumen in and around our county's largest city, Roseville. Scott also operates a weekly business mastermind group, organized two Placer Valley Business Summits, and serves on the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) to help bring quality employers to the region. This is the leadership we need at the county level.
Recently-retired Roseville Economic Development Director, Laura Matteoli-Wilke explains,
“As a long-time small business owner and four-term chair of the Placer County Economic Development Board, Scott understands the needs of businesses and the planned growth but is determined to keep Placer County’s rural and agricultural history intact. Scott has always been a strong proponent of providing affordable workforce housing, and Roseville has led the way in the county in this endeavor. I have watched Scott work with the business community and he is unique in how much he truly cares for our region’s economic vitality because of the quality of life it provides the residents.”
Candidates like to say they are fiscally conservative and fiscally astute, but words are meaningless without proof. Placer County should be a strong asset to our cities and to our rural communities. Tax-sharing agreements with our cities, commercial development, business support, and investing in solutions that have a solid return on investment.
Scott holds an MBA degree and is the only candidate who understands the pressures of running a brick-and-mortar business and signing the front of a paycheck. He is also a well-known business consultant and coach in the region. Scott is known for digging into the financial aspects of agenda items and asking in-depth questions.
With Placer County's billion-dollar budget, it's critical to have someone to represent the diverse demands of the entire county. Scott has a strong financial acumen and significant experience in making hard fiscal decisions.
Jay Panzeka, retired CFO for the county's largest city, Roseville, states,
"From his first day on the City Council, until my retirement, I worked closely with Scott. I've never supported a candidate before, but Scott proved he was different. He really 'gets it' when it comes to fiscal responsibility, and is talented at solving real problems. In an effort to gain a thorough understanding of governmental spending, he posed meaningful and insightful questions to city staff. This knowledge allowed him to make educated decisions and provide excellent direction to the City.
He spearheaded one of the best business loan programs in the region by rolling up his sleeves and meeting with numerous locally-headquartered bank CEOs to learn regulations and rally them to team up with the city to provide beneficial small business loans.
When the pandemic shut down many local businesses, it was Scott who met with dozens of owners to understand their real needs and advocated for zero percent interest loans and grants. He went so far as to contact landlords to temporarily relieve lease rates for businesses. He is trusted because he truly cares."
Placer is expected to grow significantly in the next decade. This growth needs to accommodate existing communities, respect community plans, and provide for a balance of housing variety, economic growth, and environmental preservation.
Scott is not afraid to hold development accountable to minimize impacts for nearby communities, both rural and cities. He believes in working collaboratively to find win-wins for the landowners who want to develop and the neighbors they might be impacting.
Scott is a strong advocate for connected open space, wildlife corridors, parks, trails, and water conservation. The Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP) was a huge accomplishment that supports his objective and enhances the quality of life for residents and protects natural resources.
He will use his experience with Placer County Air Pollution Control District Board, Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, and others to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to experience and enjoy a truly unique and well-planned county.
Using his experiences as a small business owner, chair of the Placer County Economic Development Board, downtown revitalization, and board member of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Scott will continue to find creative ways to promote and strategically grow our regional economy. This economic prosperity both protects and funds the quality-of-life aspects that we love in our county.
Placer County has some of the best quality of life features in the nation:
- Snow skiing to water skiing
- Unique downtown eclectic shops to a world-class shopping mall
- Real farm-to-fork culinary experiences to world-class dining
- Remote hiking trails and top-notch biking trails
- Miles of horse trails, high-level equine trainers, associated trades, and world class veterinary care
- Professional sporting events and professional teams
- Unique breweries and award-winning wineries
- Local airports and close proximity to international flights
- NASCAR racing, county fairs, national sporting tournaments
- Top-rated schools, colleges, and universities
- High levels of public safety
- Huge variety of housing products and neighborhoods to fit any family's needs
We need responsible leadership to keep our quality of life strong. That's Scott!
Residents throughout Placer County feel that their concerns and issues regarding traffic, spot rezones, and lack of transparency in the decision-making process have largely been dismissed and ignored. Scott has been an advocate of transparency and engagement. He diligently replies to residents, makes himself available to constituents, and holds multiple public coffee discussion events.
Responsiveness, education, and awareness are key to government relations. Others might promise this in the future, but Scott has already been demonstrating this behavior for many years.
As a proven community leader, local business owner, and devoted civil servant, Scott Alvord is the right choice for Placer County Supervisor. Read what trusted community and business leaders say about Scott. If you'd like to join Scott's campaign team as a volunteer, you can signup here. If you haven't seen his stance on relevant issues, you can do that here.