I’ve been re-elected as a Councilmember by the residents of our city.
Thank you El Cerrito.
I am so grateful for your confidence, and look forward to working the next four years to get El Cerrito back on track.
As we all know, many many challenges lie ahead — with city finances, Covid, the oncoming recession, housing issues, climate, wildfire prevention and social equity concerns. Our list of responsibilities is long. It will take the patience, involvement and creativity of all of us in our city to get through this difficult time.
As your Councilmember, I promise to involve the community where I can, continue to seek transparency of our city’s actions and be personably accessible to the ideas, comments and problems of our residents.
But to me at this critical time, beyond local election results, I believe we should focus on the fact that Americans have selected a new president — and that we will replace a despicable one. There is hope. With President-elect Biden’s past legacy and his new themes of healing and coming together as a nation, we can now be on a path that rebuilds trust in the meaning of America – beginning by telling the truth.
With a better environment and more opportunities for support at the national level, we must try to also apply these same Biden themes of patience and humanity at our local level, as we make the difficult decisions to help turn our city around.
We can do this.