Joe Romero Jr.
Joe was born and raised in the City of Woodland. He was born in 1986 at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Joe went to Gibson Elementary, Douglass Junior High, Woodland High School, Woodland Community College and Sacramento State. Joe has been actively dedicated to his community and is highly passionate to public service.
Joe is a two-term Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City of Woodland. He also serves on the Budget Committee and is the Baseball Liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission. He volunteers his time as a committee member for Dia De Los Niño’s, volunteer panelist on the Woodland Neighborhood Court through the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office and serves as a Board member on the Woodland Community College Foundation. Joe’s family owns and operates La Fogata on Main St. since 1971.
Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Government with a minor in Peace and Conflict Resolution from California State University, Sacramento. He founded Peace & Conflict International, a student led peace club at California State University, Sacramento. Joe graduated from Woodland High School in 2004 and received his Associates of Science from Woodland Community College in 2007. On his free time, Joe enjoys watching youth participate in recreational boxing at the Woodland Boxing Club during the weekdays, reading the Daily Democrat and other local newspapers, volunteering to plant trees with the Woodland Tree Foundation and giving back to his community.
Joe is an Account Executive for Imprenta Communications Group in Sacramento. Prior to Imprenta Joe was the Lead Organizer for PG&E’s Woodland Step Up & Power Down initiative. There, Joe led in building community outreach events, responsible for building community partnerships in the City and managing staff. Before working for PG&E’s Woodland Step Up and Power Down he worked for Senator Lois Wolk as her Yolo County Field Representative.
Woodland City Council
If elected we must come together as a community to tackle the toughest issues facing our community!
I will work hand in hand with the Police Department and Fire Department to increase the Police Force and Firefighters to be a able to meet our Cities needs now and in the future. If elected to the
Woodland City Council I will work with the Police Department to reduce youth gang activity by promoting the City of Woodland's Youth Gang
Reduction Intervention Program (YGRIP) and help the Fire Department shorten emergency response times. Lets reduce our homelessness community and give the necessary help for them to get back on their feet and to create a Homelessness Task Force Committee to come up with the best solutions to limiting homelessness before it starts here in Woodland.
I want to redevelop East Main St. to Road 102 and the Industrial Area with more small businesses and large corporations that create local jobs that pay well in District 4. Incentivize more small businesses to open up on Main St. and bring in corporations to the Industrial Area in Northern Woodland. Lets make Woodland an attractive business friendly City that people want to do business in. By creating local jobs will boost Woodland's economy now and in the future to come. District 4 and Woodland have old water pipelines and crumbling infrastructure. So we need to pave the roads in District 4 and the city streets, change out old water pipelines and put in new LED lights in our street lamps. A better business environment and better
infrastructure in District 4 can benefit future generations that will live in Woodland.
As a City of almost 60,000 people, the City of Woodland must focus on reducing our energy waste and consumption. I would partner with PG&E to reduce the Cities energy usage. I will create a PG&E Student Education Program for students to learn about PG&E and how they can
help the City of Woodland come up with innovative solutions in reducing our energy as a City. The City of Woodland can reduce our energy by creating more city owned Solar fields that can get us to a
zero net energy just like Yolo County did. We must continue conserving water and supporting our City Staff with the right resources to keep up with the rate that we consume water. I will make sure that the City uses our 2020 Climate Action Plan Goals in the process of any future development.
Work to build a new Boxing Gym in District 4 by working with the City Council, City staff and the Community Services Department to finally build a new Boxing Gym for the kids that need it most. Lets use property we own now and invest in building a new boxing gym that can be a beacon of hope to youth that participate in boxing as a recreation. Increase Public Works staff in the Tree Trimming
Department because the City is known for trees, we have a lot of them, and we must hire trimmers to cut the trees and keep up with the work orders from Woodland residents.
Balancing the budget and making good decisions with spending our hard earned money. Our tax dollars can be spent wisely so that we are get
the best services, while spending the least amount of money to do so, lets not keep wasting money if we do not have it. Invest money back to the community where it is needed and save the extra money for a rainy day fund.
Woodland has a deep rooted history in Agriculture and we must continue on that legacy. Promoting Seed Companies and Agricultural Businesses to capitalize on being so close to UC, Davis, creating a Woodland Food to Fork festival, and promoting Woodland as a well known Agricultural Hub of innovation and expertise internationally.