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City of Scotts ValleyCandidate for City Council

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Jack Dilles

City Finance Consultant
3,098 votes (20.15%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strategic Planning
  • Open Communication
  • Responsible Stewardship



Profession:City Finance Consultant
Trustee, Santa Cruz County Board of Education — Elected position (2006–current)
Vice Chair, Oversight Board for the Successor Agency of the Scotts Valley Redevelopment Agency — Appointed position (2012–current)
Finance Director, City of Santa Cruz (2009–2011)
Finance Director, City of Morgan Hill (2000–2008)
Finance Director, City of Scotts Valley (1994–2000)


San Jose State University MBA and B. S. in Business Administration , Finance and Accounting (1986)

Community Activities

Member, Kiwanis Club of the Valleys (2016–current)
Member, Scotts Valley Exchange Club (2016–current)
Member, Scotts Valley Historical Society (2016–current)
President, Treasurer and Member, Surf City Exchange Club (2006–2015)
Secretary and Member, Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club (1994–2000)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Mark Stone
  • Senator Bill Monning
  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Organizations (10)

  • Evolve
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234
  • Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • GLBT Alliance
  • California Democratic Party
  • Santa Cruz County Democratic club
  • Bike Santa Cruz County
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
  • Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County
  • Crosson North County Democratic Club

Elected Officials (2)

  • Michael Watkins, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools
  • Scotts Valley City Council Member Stephany Aguilar

Individuals (2)

  • Cliff Barrett, former Scotts Valley Mayor
  • Peggie Lopez, former Scotts Valley Mayor

Political Beliefs

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Campaign Priorities


This section describes my primary priorities that I will work toward when I am elected to the Scotts Valley City Council.

Maintain the Small Town Environment of Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley is a scenic place with a small town feel.  It is essential that any future growth in Scotts Valley be smart growth that maintains our small town character and green footprint.  We need to protect the Scotts Valley environment and attract businesses that are compatible with this vision.

Town Center

Scotts Valley still needs a “place”  locals can call a town center.  We need upscale stores and nice restaurants with outdoor seating that will draw locals and visitors and will add to the economic base of the city.  Scotts Valley should have a town center that is walkable and inviting.  We need a town center with more trees, with good traffic flow and with adequate parking.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is essential for a healthy, economically viable and sustainable city. The City’s General Plan, dating back to 1994, should be updated.  Proper planning will protect Scotts Valley’s environment. Adequate water supplies, along with proper roads and transportation improvements should serve as the foundation and limitation for future growth.

The City should, as part of its budget process, project its financial activity for a period of at least five years, so that all may see where the City is headed and so that responsible decisions may be made.  Strategic planning will allow the city, with community input, to prioritize projects and to determine where limited funds should be used.

Streets and Parks

Properly built and well-maintained streets and parks are important to the community. Our roads must be adequate and safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Our community facilities and parks should be protected and maintained. When infrastructure is properly maintained, the City will pay less in the long term and the community will be proud of City facilities.

Community Conversations

Communication with Scotts Valley residents and businesses is critical to the health of our community.  Better solutions are found when everyone’s voice is heard. A variety of approaches should be used to regularly engage Scotts Valley residents about upcoming decisions, progress and issues. Jack Dilles will be your representative at City Hall. He will reach out to you, will listen to your ideas and concerns and will advocate for you.

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