John Lewis "Johnny" Ybarra is a 54 year Fullerton resident, with deep roots in South Fullerton. Raised on Roberta Ave., Johnny attended Woodcrest Elementary, Nicolas and Fullerton College.
Johnny owns Ybarra Realtors, operating for over 30 years at Valencia & Lemon Street. He’s met a payroll, paid taxes, worked with all levels of government and helped local families buy their first home.
Johnny received his confirmation at St. Mary’s Church, is active in Knights of Columbus, Habitat For Humanity and coaches in local youth sports. Johnny is a second-generation American and the only candidate fluent in English and Spanish.
Poor decisions have led to a 5 million dollar budget deficit for this fiscal year. We can't let this continue. With me in office I will bring solutions to get us back on track.
STREETS: Fullerton’s streets are in the worst condition in Orange County, according to a 2017 OCTA study. Of all 34 OC cities, our streets are ranked last. This neglect is the worst in South Fullerton, where cracked and crumbling pavement presents a safety hazard and lower property values. We can and must do better.
WATER QUALITY: In an April 13, 2018 report, The State Water Resource Control Board found contaminants in our water system and cited “the City of Fullerton for violation of the State Health and Safety Code.” We can and must do better.
SIGNAL UPGRADE: A fully integrated and computerized traffic signal system will reduce wait time, save gas, reduce pollution and improve traffic safety.
BALANCED DEVELOPMENT: We can allow for more flexible zoning in our commercial areas, while protecting the integrity of our single family neighborhoods. Long vacant and neglected properties have should be reused to reflect current economic realities.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Safe Neighborhoods and schools must remain our top priority. Community-based policing must be based on trust.
PARK EQUITY: South Fullerton has the lowest park acreage per population, compared to more affluent areas of the City. Playground and playing field maintenance must be our highest priority, as well as closer cooperation with local school districts to share facilities with the community during non-school hours