Richard Montgomery has been a friend and colleague of mine since 2000 when he served on the Executive Board for the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. To tell you the truth he kind of bugged me back then, coming in everyday and volunteering, attending every event and then not surprisingly moved on to become President of Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, Chairman of the Planning Commission and then Manhattan Beach City Council as a council member then Mayor. I remember thinking, “who is this guy?”
Happily, I am ready to tell you who he is – and what he is planning to do this next year. Richard, a 30 year Manhattan Beach resident, is a candidate for Manhattan Beach City Council in March 2017 and I can’t recommend a candidate more. He is running to replace the vacant seat left by termed out council member Wayne Powell.
As a small business owner in Manhattan Beach, Richard has always been “pro-business”. He has a proven track record of eight years on council as supporting our Public Safety officers, our schools, a balanced city budget and common sense revisions to our building code.
We all know Richard loves Manhattan Beach and committed his life to service here. He will speak for all MB residents that remain unhappy with the actions and direction of this council.
He is also a hard-worker having served on the Board of local non-profits of the Hometown Fair, the Salvation Army, the Beach Cities Toy Drive and the Manhattan Beach Fireworks Association. He is a devoted husband, son, brother, cousin, uncle and most of all a dedicated friend. He is loyal to the core and will help his friends out at a drop of a hat.
As Chairman of the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission, Richard led efforts to review and advance proposals ensuring residents the right to add on size (Square footage) to their homes instead of a complete demolition.
While on MB City Council, Richard served on the Finance Subcommittee, helped bring in the Metlox Development “under budget” and understood that resident taxpayers appreciate and recognize “fiscal restraint”.
Richard is a good man and he will be the hardest working experienced Councilman Manhattan Beach has seen in years. Please consider helping Richard by donating to his campaign.