Current Job: Local Business Owner - Hammer Construction
Top 3 Priorities if Elected:
PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
As Supervisor, I will prioritize moving our county toward more renewable resources and safeguarding the riparian corridors throughout the San Lorenzo River Watershed, from Carbonera and Bean Creeks, to Boulder, Bear, Love and Fall Creeks. I understand the importance of protecting our fragile local environment and how critical my role will be in bringing various environmental stakeholders together to accomplish our goals.
IMPROVE COUNTY SERVICES
As a builder, I understand the struggles that our residents and contractors undergo in their efforts to be compliant, and I want to see the permitting process become a more positive one. Once elected, I will work towards making this more efficient and user friendly. We also must improve our infrastructure, roadways and access to public transportation. Though economic times are tough, maintaining our local roads and improving public transportation are critical needs in the Fifth District. Additionally, I will improve outreach to the further reaching areas of the County to make sure all residents know about and have access to services that are available to them.
STRENGTHEN RESOURCES FOR OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Our children deserve to
have the highest quality of services available to them, and working families
deserve jobs and housing that allow us to raise our children in Santa Cruz County.
This includes not only economic development and job creation, but funding for
community programs and alternatives to cutting our local libraries and parks.
It is because of my experiences with Youth First and building the Teen Center in
Felton, with the grant process and renovation of Garrahan Park in
Boulder Creek, and with raising my own family in this community that I
understand how important parks, recreation and local libraries are to a
healthy, vibrant community.