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City of RocklinCandidate for City Council

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Mike Mattos

Retired Executive
5,261 votes (9.19%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Returning to zoning rules that kept our commerical areas separate from the residential.
  • Extending Light Rail to Rocklin/Roseville.
  • Adding traffic controls in our neighborhoods.



Profession:Retired Executive
Trustee, Placer Mosquito Abatement District — Appointed position (2015–current)
Chair Elect, Breathe California — Elected position (2015–current)
Executive, Sacramento Regional Transit Distict (2002–2016)
Board Chair, Regional Transit Retirment Board — Appointed position (2004–2016)
Administrative Hearing Officer for Traffic Violation, Regional Transit — Appointed position (2007–2016)
Board Member, Del Paso Property Business Improvement District — Elected position (2010–2016)
Manager, Weidner (1999–2002)
Plant Manager, Noranda (1995–1999)
Engineer/Production Manager, Department of Defense (1984–1995)
Military Service, Department of Defense (1972–1979)


N/A Misc. Certificates - Traffic Design, Electro Plating, Hearing Officer, Theory of Constraints, and Architectural Design, Through DOD and RT (2008)
Sac State BS Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (1984)

Community Activities

Member, VFW (1990–current)
Member, American Legion (1990–current)


Bio – Michael Mattos
Breathe California - Board Member
Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District - Trustee
Sac Regional Transit Retirement Board - Chairman of the Board (12 years) (Retired Feb 1 2016)
Administrative Hearing Officer – Traffic Citations etc… (Retired Feb 1 2016)
Del Paso Business District - Board Member (Retired Feb 1 2016)
Power Inn Business District - Board Member (Retired Feb 1 2016)
Slow cautious growth is in the interest of the residence. Big boxes and to much growth is not in
the interest of the community.
Elected officials should represent their community not developers, and special interests.
City Council and County Supervisors should provide policy direction to staff. Staff should not
direct the elected officials.
Elected officials should protect the people.
Executive, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Responsible for the District’s fixed facilities,
real property, and related assets and equipment, IT, ITS, Procurement, Safety Departments and
Customer Service Departments. This position provides executive level direction and management
over assigned functional areas such as facilities maintenance, safety and environmental, property
management, facilities program management, information technology/intelligent transportation
systems (ITS), procurement and contracting/DBE and other assigned areas of responsibility.
Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the District’s facilities maintenance, safety and
environmental, property management, and facilities program management functions; the use of
technology and information systems; procurement and contracting issues. Serves as a member of
various teams and committees. Represents the CEO in a variety of capacities as assigned.
Formulates polices, procedures, and practices for the assigned functional areas within the Business
Support Services Division and makes recommendations to the General Manager. Works with other
District divisions and departments to lead the development of a comprehensive Capital
Improvement Program to ensure an overall “state of good repair,” safe, clean, and effective
environment for the District’s customers and employees. Chairs Capital Committee, Chairs
Retirement Board and Fills the roll of CIO. Member of the Del Paso PBID Board, Member of the
Power Inn PBID Board, Member of the Breathe California Steering Committee. (Retired)
Plant Manager, Micro Metallics, Roseville Facility (Noranda Subsidiary). In addition to the
Operations responsibilities (below), responsible for the Financial, Business Operations, Human
Resources, and Information System aspects of the 300,000 sq ft facility. Position combines the
GM & OM positions responsibilities. Engineered complete replacement of all business software
with custom software developed in house. Managed 100% growth in the business over a 15-
month period. Added computer testing and refurbishment processes to the business offering by
creating cost effective testing processes at both the system and the component level. Managed
safe operation of the business that resulted in the Roseville facility winning the Noranda wide
safety award in 1997 and 1999. Added Pride Industries support in a new low cost offering to our
customers in our packaging and dismantling areas.
Production Manager, McClellan AFB Manufacturing Division. Responsible for production
support shops at McClellan AFB. The areas of responsibility include management of Neutron
radiography, X-radiography, Eddy Current, Ultrasonics, Magnetic Penetrant, Magnetic rubber,
Plating, Painting, Cleaning, Wood Shop, Battery Shop and digital imaging. In addition to the
responsibility for these operations, responsible for managing the budget, profitability, workload
and customer support for my production operations. Directly responsible for over eighty million
dollars worth of technical equipment and all new equipment procurements. Supervisor of over a
hundred employees, made up of NDI inspectors, Platers, Painters, Sandblasters, Chemical
Handlers, Mechanics, Maintenance workers, Robotic repair technicians, Engineers, Engineering
technicians, Computer programmers and subordinate supervisors. (Ended May 97)
Assistant Engineer, SMUD, Rancho Seco, Herald, Ca. Assistant Mechanical Engineer
Military Service, June 1972 to July 1979. Included two trips to Vietnam before the fall in 1975.

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (5)

  • Steve Cohn - Sacramento City Council (Ret)
  • Lynn Merrick
  • Terry Sherbondy
  • Steve Boswell
  • Terry Fong

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My view of board service is that boards need to work collaboratively to achieve the work of the people.  It’s important to remember that divergent views should be welcome and that every voice should be heard and considered.  At the end of the discussions, it takes 3 council people to make a decision.  My role, if elected, will be to convince two other board members that my view has merit.

I believe in focusing on the needs and improvements that are good for the people that live in Rocklin.  I do not support chasing businesses and big box stores for the tax increment.  If the store doesn't fit in our community, I will not support them moving into our city. 

Position Papers

The city council has lost its way over the last four years.


Un-needed traffic circles, building homes in commercial areas, putting in WiFi equipment in parks and turning it off, rasing the speed limit in neighborhoods.

I’m running for Rocklin City Council to return our city’s focus to the people and businesses in our city.  Growth for growth’s sake is not in the interest of the people or the businesses in Rocklin.  My hope is to create a plan for our city that, when executed, will improve Rocklin for its citizens. 




I’m a strong proponent of extending Sacramento’s Light Rail system to Roseville and Rocklin.  This would be a major endeavor that would require working with both Roseville and Sacramento Regional Transit. My vision includes a future where every 30 minutes there is a train going from Rocklin to downtown Sacramento.


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