About Patrick

Patrick Harper is a partner with the Fountain Valley accounting firm of Harper & Harper, specializing in income taxes for individuals and small business. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in California since 1988.

Patrick has proudly served on the Fountain Valley City Council since 2018 and he is currently serving as the Mayor of Fountain Valley.

The First Four Years…

Expanding Our Reach

In addition to being a Council member, Patrick currently sits on the following boards:

  • Board of Directors, OCTA, district 2 representative (2021 – present)
  • Board of Directors, OC San District, city representative (2018 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Association of California Cities – Orange County (2021 – present)
  • City representative, Santa Ana Flood Protection Agency (2018 – present)

Serving on these other organizations takes additional time and effort, but it has provided an opportunity to give Fountain Valley a wider voice on regional matters, as well as an opportunity to learn best practices from other elected officials and organizations.

Supporting Our Police and Fire

Patrick has been a champion for police and fire to promote public safety in our community. Some of the accomplishments since 2018 were:

  • Police officers fully staffed to budget for first time in many years
  • Body worn cameras implemented for all police – great tool to protect officers and citizens whenever there is an incident
  • Fire department new ambulance program – through the creativity of our fire leadership, we were able to change the ambulance operations and billing procedures to save $600,000 per year and greatly reduce or eliminate the ambulance bill for our residents

Watching Our Budget

As a CPA, Patrick is keenly focused to make sure that our city budget is on track. The city has a 20-year plan which includes to pay off all debt by 2037 and have enough revenue to cover our expenses when our one percent sales tax expires in 2037.

Leadership Through COVID

COVID was an experience like no other, and it required exceptional leadership. Patrick worked tirelessly with other council members and city staff to make sure the city functioned during this crisis. For example:

  • Senior meals distributed at the senior center – drive through service
  • Financial grants for businesses impacted by COVID
  • Remote working procedures set up for city staff
  • City hall and city council meetings remained open to the public but also provided other options for public to participate (zoom)
  • Outdoor dining options for restaurants
Section 2.90.020 of the Fountain Valley municipal code sets limits on the amount that a person or business can donate to a candidate for City Council. Each person or business may donate up to $500 per candidate per election. We appreciate your support and please feel free to email us with any questions, thanks!

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Endorsement alert!We are honored to receive the endorsement from Fountain Valley Police Officers' Association Public safety is a big part of what makes Fountain Valley a nice place to live and we thank the police for the great work they do every day.We are also honored to receive endorsements from some of our local MayorsTri Ta, Mayor of Westminster Barbara Delgleize, Mayor of Huntington Beach Steve Jones, Mayor of Garden GroveDuring his first term on city council, Patrick has invested time and effort to cultivate working relationships with fellow city council members and this collaboration contributes to good governance for Fountain Valley. We are rolling! ... See MoreSee Less
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Meeting Fountain Valley long time business - Kingston Technology: 10+ bil annual global sales. Thanks for choosing Fountain Valley to be your home for pass 30 + and counting Kingston is also involved in our community particularly sponsoring the boys and girls club facilities of Huntington Valley and Garden Grove. They also offer scholarships to high schoolers through the Sun Foundation.Go Fountain Valley! ... See MoreSee Less
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Great Bizcon hosting by ABAOC! Thanks for having me representing Fountain Valley! ... See MoreSee Less
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