Why should voters elect you?
I’m a dedicated public servant who shows up for citizens year-round, not just when there’s an election, and I faithfully represent their interests at City Hall.
If voters elect me, I’ll continue to embrace accountability and transparency in government, while working to ensure that resources and opportunities are made available fairly – not monopolized by the wealthy or well-connected. During my time on the commission, I’ve witnessed efforts to sell public assets, award opportunities, and provide loans and grants without competition or an equitable process. While I recognize that life in general is not fair, our city deserves a mayor who will insist on fairness in government.
Meanwhile, I strive to be a good steward of public resources.
The current mayor blocked a special audit of the Public Improvement Fund, from which hundreds of thousands of dollars had been spent unlawfully and without proper approvals. I pursued that audit for the sake of transparency and to shore up public trust.
My opponent voted to charge residents a new assessment fee simply to continue operating the same old street lights. I listened to residents and stopped that assessment, while prevailing with another to upgrade our street lights to LED technology, saving the City more than $300,000 per year and reducing our carbon footprint.
I’m committed to empowering residents, strengthening public safety (including properly staffing our fire department), enhancing our parks system, improving roads & biking infrastructure, embracing environmental sustainability, and promoting good governance.