What I’ve Done

In my 4 years as City Councilmember I’ve worked in El Cerrito to:

  • put our city budget back on a path to solvency and sustainability;
  • seek a review of police policies and tactics so Council and our community can determine how best to improve community safety and justice;
  • help lead the effort in 2018 to make El Cerrito a Charter City — allowing millions of dollars to once again be raised annually for our General Fund;
  • help prevent wildfires and improve our disaster response capability;
  • support our library and protect the additional hours of operation;
  • extend the expired parcel tax in 2019 (Measure H) which supports our pools and recreational facilities;
  • establish inclusionary zoning and more affordable housing;
  • create a Tenant/Landlord Task Force and rent registry to monitor rent increases and help prevent wrongful evictions;
  • create a safe exchange zone for residents at our police station parking lot;
  • establish El Cerrito as a Sanctuary City;
  • bring holiday lights to San Pablo Avenue and the El Cerrito Plaza;
  • raise the minimum wage;
  • support greater transparency for city events, policies and procedures;
  • support smart growth around our BART transit hubs and along San Pablo Avenue;
  • support a plastic food ware ban;
  • be as accessible as I can to constituents needs and issues.

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