If City Councilwoman Pam Bertani really wanted to put her “community first,” she would remain on the Fairfield City Council. That is where she could potentially do the most good. In running for county supervisor, she continually states that the 3rd District has experienced “another shooting.”
Bertani said she ran for City Council for two reasons: to stop crime and revitalize downtown. Crime has risen under her watch and more people are being killed. The only visible improvement in the downtown is a vacant lot that now has a picket fence around it. Her solution to solving crime is to have more town hall meetings. Her solution to revitalizing downtown remains completely unclear.
But she wants to be our supervisor, a position that puts her even further away from solving the problems she believes need solving. Why? Could it be the $90,000 raise she would receive? Or the stepping stone to state office she might gain? She has never mentioned what she would do for Suisun City, which is in the district. Nor has she stated what she would do for the unincorporated county, which is the place a supervisor actually governs and where I live.
Why would we elect a person to higher office who (a) hasn’t even filled out a first term, (b) hasn’t delivered on her promises, (c) has taken no initiative to create a single job and (d) reacts to every issue by holding a meeting and nothing more.
If Pam Bertani wants a promotion, in my opinion, she needs to earn it.