Throughout August, Keep Cypress United, a diverse and growing non-partisan group of Cypress residents, met with several candidates running for city council. They asked a variety of questions, focusing on numerous challenges facing the city with special emphasis on districting. After much discussion, Keep Cypress United has announced its 2022 city council endorsements:
- Terry Miller
- Scott Minikus
- Bonnie Peat
“I believe these are the best city council candidates to keep Cypress financially healthy, safe and welcoming,” said founding member Glenn Button.
With 50,000 residents over 6.6 square miles the city borders 11 cities in both Los Angeles and Orange counties. All those cities have a much higher sales tax with many also charging a utility tax. Cypress has no utility tax, and its 7.75 percent sales tax is the lowest along with Buena Park and Anaheim, two cities that bring in tax revenue with their theme parks.
Keep Cypress United supports the current city council majority’s decision to fight districting, which they believe would destroy the small city’s sense of community and ability to address specific issues. With its focus on electing a fiscally responsible city council members, Keep Cypress United points out that Cypress has an internationally known business corridor, family-friendly parks, and a responsive police department. Cypress continues to be one of Orange County’s most well-run and safest cities.
Keep Cypress United, whose name highlights the city’s long-recognized welcoming unity, is proud of its diverse membership. The group will have a booth on Saturday, October 1 at the Cypress Community Festival and invites attendees to stop by to say hello, ask questions, enter the opportunity drawing to win a gift card to a local business and to learn why we should Keep Cypress United.