Scott Miller Opts Out of Council Race

Scott Miller, owner of the mobile venture Tutu’s Hawaiian Shave Ice in Simi Valley, announced his candidacy for Simi Valley City Council several months ago. But as of today, he’s officially standing down. Scott and I spoke briefly today on the topic and he provided me with this official statement:

I have made the tough decision not to move forward at this time due to some personal issues. Please know that I am not giving up on the issues on my fight to make the city a business friendly and safe place once again. I will keep all the sites up for my election as It will be used again in the near future.

When Scott announced his candidacy, he indicated that one of his primary objectives was to make Simi Valley more business friendly. When the economy took its toll on Scott’s brick and mortar business, he shifted gears and went all mobile, closing his shop’s doors but setting up shop at popular local venues like Simi Youth Baseball and Skatelab. Despite Scott’s ability to be agile in the local business arena, it continues to mean a great deal to him to be able to have a positive impact on the local business community.

I have a deep admiration for anyone who chooses to throw their hat in the ring and run for City Council. Cheers to Scott Miller for giving it a go. I have little doubt that we’ll see Scott give it another go in two years.

No official word yet on who Scott supports for City Council or Mayor.

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Scott Miller at his shop, Tutu’s Hawaiian Ice Cream Shack

10 thoughts on “Scott Miller Opts Out of Council Race

  1. I’m very bummed about this news. I was looking forward to having Tutu’s shave ice at all City functions. Keep fighting the good fight Scott!

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  2. Mackel, for someone who’s own family member really screwed up the real estate in this community, you should keep your mouth shut.

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  3. All he does is bitch and moan about the city where he makes a living and raises his children. He cries because he thinks the business community gets a raw deal from city government (“we need more ground pounders like you to speak out for our local business owners”). What a bunch of crock. There are some businesses that when you walk in the door they think they’re doing you a favor by being there. It’s time Ted put on his big girl panties and gets over it.

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