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Councilmember Ed Grimes
Mayor Ed GrimesMessage from Mayor Grimes
My name is Ed Grimes. I have lived in the Tehachapi area for about 53 years. I went to school here and raised my four children here. I also have seven grandchildren, of which five currently live here. I have a BA in Criminal Justice and I am a retired Supervising Parole Agent III. My wife is a school teacher and is scheduled to retire this June.

My passion for Tehachapi is very deep-rooted. Everything that I am, I can attribute to some kind of learning experience here in Tehachapi whether it be the school system, church activities, or friends I hung out with. My basic philosophical ideas were largely shaped here. I feel I am a success because of all the positive experiences I have encountered here. Therefore, I can't think of a better way to give back to the city what it has given me.

Tehachapi is going to grow whether we like it or not. My focus is to see that growth continue in a responsible way. Our sewer system, roads, hospital, schools, and housing will all be impacted by growth. If we are not responsible, then the aforementioned items cannot provide an adequate service. I also want the city to be fiscally sound and graffiti free. Other areas of concern are the airport, and water quality.

By working hard and showing good judgment in our decision-making process, I believe the City of Tehachapi can be the best in Kern County if not in the State. I hope this tells a little about me and how I think.

Ed Grimes is a current Councilmember of the City of Tehachapi and his term as a Councilmember expires November 2016