Dear fellow Santa Monican,
I'm a 30-year resident of Santa Monica, a city I love.
As a former Mayor and City Councilmember, I've worked hard for more parks, recreational facilities and open spaces in our dense city.
I support a sustainable Santa Monica, with more solar energy, urban forest and planning for climate change.
I stand for a strong local economy, with community-serving small businesses and good jobs.
I am a renter and support renters’ rights and affordable housing.
And I support the arts, youth and quality education.
We face significant traffic, parking and livability challenges resulting from ill-conceived past development.
We can protect our neighborhoods, meet the needs of changing times, and keep our beach town feel and community scale – by promoting positive alternatives to the automobile, minimizing the need to drive and only approving right-sized, community-serving development.
I am strongly committed to resident participation and empowerment in city policy-making.
Santa Monica must be a city of opportunity and quality of life for all – families, youth and seniors, renters and homeowners, workers and small businesses.
My proven ability to work with diverse groups and individuals to build consensus can achieve these goals.
I ask for your vote.