Current Job: Community Volunteer, Retired Mail Carrier
Top 3 Priorities if Elected:
PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN OUR COASTLINE AND AGRICULTURAL LAND
The City Council can work with the county and state to keep urban growth from expanding into our agricultural and open space lands. Also by working with both the county and the coastal commission, the City Council can maintain strict guidelines for any coastal development. I worked against Measure J (proposed drilling by Venoco) and am a member of Carpinteria Beautiful, as well as a day coordinator for the Seal Watch.
MITIGATE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHWAY 101 IN MOTION PROJECT
Continued dialogue between the Council and Caltrans can ensure traffic flow by not having consecutive off and on ramp closures that would bring vehicles onto residential streets. As a Council we can push for continued funding for bike and walking trails, as well as limiting incursion into our wetlands by helping design an environmentally sensitive highway grid. Living adjacent to our Salt Marsh Nature Park, I revel in the early morning tranquility surrounding me. Preserving this treasure for walkers, birders and other visitors is very important to Carpinteria. I have been participating in the local Highway 101 in Motion meetings.
PROMOTE RESOURCE NEUTRAL/GREEN BUSINESS AS WELL AS OTHER SMALL MOM-AND-POP BUSINESSES
As a Council member I would be able to use my position to promote businesses that are green (i.e. solar) or technical in nature (i.e. Lynda.com) which would have minimal resource impact. Further, by encouraging use of Amtrak, Carpinteria's small beach town businesses could take advantage of being a car free shopping/dining/beach destination. I have worked on community events and with the City Host program to advance local businesses.