Back to the basics.
That is how Huntington Beach resident Dan Kalmick said he would deal with the city's budget, which recently had to cut $3 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
"We need to get back to basics — what should the city be providing? Public safety, infrastructure and senior services," he said. "I think that's all we need to be providing right now, and anything after that is cake."
Kalmick is one of 21 candidates vying for one of the four open seats on the Huntington Beach City Council come November.
The 28-year-old is being endorsed by the Orange County Young Democrats, among other organizations, for his dedication to integrating green technologies into public service and extending public transportation, Doug Arseneault, the group's executive director, said in an e-mail.