Ian Hill: ‘I would be a diligent steward.’

Occupation: Deputy Clerk
Age: 30

Candidate statement

“I seek the council that governs the City of Redding for I would be a diligent steward. I have been attending and observing the council’s meetings for some time now and learned much about all the city must balance, especially from presentations by experts in their field and craft.

I have a deep interest in city planning and development with a critical eye towards the future and community. Coupled with my experience as a public servant, both current county employee and past city employee, every day I learn more and more about the moving parts of the city and how they fit within the county and even greater structures of the state.

And using my work experience and varied educational backgrounds, started at Sequoia then Shasta, from science to communication to history to understand a wide variety of topics and communicate effectively with the speaker, I will be able to listen to the problems being brought to my attention. And so should I.

There are lifetimes of experience available to the council and should be heeded. Though I’ll never stop learning and reviewing, I can’t do everything alone. My door will always be open to those who wish to tackle issues together.”

Videos, social media, online promotions

Ian Hill Facebook page
Shasta Environmental Alliance forum
Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce forum
League of Women Voters Cascade Theatre forum
Sam Chimenti Know Your Candidate KRCR interview

Additional details
  • Grew up in the North State.
  • Educational background in earth sciences, communication and criminal justice.
  • Has a keen interest in city planning, design, development and architecture.
  • Works in the county clerk’s office helping with marriage licenses, passport, etc.
  • In college was involved with student governance, student union and some boards.
  • Regarding the Civic Auditorium/Redding Rodeo grounds: “Once you lose a green space in the heart of the city, it’s almost impossible to get it back, so I would be much more in favor of not developing that area, but redevelopment of the areas that we’ve already developed on, like the rodeo grounds, and preserving that green space for future generations.”
  • Regarding homelessness: Hill said the homeless are moved around the city and are never able to establish a place of their own. “If we have a place we can provide housing or at least a place they can just be, it’s a lot easier to provide any of those services to help them reach not being homeless, or just getting them back on their feet.”
  • A proponent of making Redding a more walkable city. He says crime is lessened in places where people are walking. And when crime goes down, economic vitality goes up.
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