2012 - Mayor David Shawver voted to place a 7.5% tax on Stanton's cable television on the Stanton ballot. This is in addition to the franchise fee that is already on the bill which was put on there without a vote of the people.
2012 - Mayor David Shawver voted to place a 50% increase on the Utility Tax on the Stanton ballot. This would have pushed the utility tax from 5% to 7.5%. This utility tax is also on cellphones.
2010 - Mayor David Shawver voted for an increase in Stanton’s trash franchise fee without the vote of the people.
2008 - Mayor David Shawver voted for 5 years of increases on the county sewer fee while serving as Stanton's representative on the County Sanitation District Board. This was done without a vote of the people.
2001 - Mayor David Shawver supported the Stanton utility tax.
1997 - Mayor David Shawver supported the Stanton parcel tax.
1994 - 2001 - Council Member Shawver did not let Stanton voters vote on the utility tax from the time he got into office in 1994 until 2001.
1994 - Mayor David Shawver promoted this message, "I have always fought against the utility user's tax. And it appears no one on the council has even taken a look at other resources, because it's easy to keep spending our tax dollars.". Council Member Shawver has been on the Stanton Council from 1994 to present and so has this utility tax. Why hasn't Dave Shawver kept his promise?
Mayor David Shawver needs to work to improve business retention. We have only 2 major grocery stores left! Shouldn't that be telling us something?
Mayor David Shawver needs to work to reduce unemployment. Our unemployment rate is always next to the top (when not #1) out of all OC cities. We've got to turn this around.