Reid decided to run for Recreation and Parks Director after a visit to Monteview Park in Fair Oaks. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon the park was empty. It became apparent that the lack of maintenance and modernization of the parks has created a situation were the park have gone from a community space to a large, green, empty space. With focus and fiscal responsiblity, the Fair Oaks Park District could be a premier parks district in the county.
For the past two years, the Parks District has exceeded their budget causing them to dip into their reserves. Budget failures have put a significant strain on developing the parks and being able to provide new recreational activities. Reid will work hard to balance the budget and to ensure the district is utilizing every possible resource efficiently.
As a product manager, Reid ensures his department is utilizing every resource possible and finds new efficiencies to provide cost-effective programs. Reid will bring this experience to the Parks department allowing them to get more for every dollar without having to take money from the reserves.