It has been my honor to serve Goleta as a City Councilmember since 2016. I am proud of my record of accomplishments, and I am eager to continue my work on behalf of the community. While leading with integrity and a collaborative spirit, I have addressed issues that are important to Goletans, including: transportation infrastructure and alternatives; fiscal responsibility and economic stability; housing affordability; homelessness; environmental stewardship and sustainability; transparency and public participation; and Old Town improvements. More than ever, I am dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life here, for our residents and businesses.
Moving forward, we have tough challenges that face us ahead. The COVID pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, and the public health and economic impacts are daunting. We have lost lives to the coronavirus, and many have lost their jobs and businesses. My top priority will be to ensure the City's fiscal stability in light of falling revenues and increased expenses. I want Goleta to take a leadership role in the economic recovery efforts as we emerge from this crisis. I am committed to a financially secure City that is able to provide the programs and services that Goletans want and deserve. In addition, I am dedicated to continuing my work on issues that improve the quality of life for all our residents to create a socially, economically, and racially just community.
I ask that if you have seen the City overcome challenges and make positive strides these last four years, then I would be honored to have your vote and support in continuing my work on behalf of our entire community.
Ensuring the City’s fiscal stability and promoting economic development in light of the COVID crisis and falling revenues/ increased expenses, while at the same time maintaining quality services that our residents deserve and expect.
Addressing the shortage of affordable housing, while ensuring that any new development does not overburden City services, such as public safety, water, recreation, libraries, and roads.
Preserving and enhancing Goleta’s natural beauty and resources, including mountain views, streams, creeks and beaches, precious butterfly and other habitats.
Ensuring that all members of the community have a voice and access to participate in our process; encouraging wide participation by the broadest spectrum of people; promoting an economically, socially and racially just community.