As your Mayor Pro Tempore, I am humbled to work with our resilient and innovative community to confront the challenges of 2020, including COVID-19 and the fallout from May 31st.
During this uncertain time, protecting health and safety has been paramount. My training in Public Policy and Business and experience founding successful companies and nonprofits has also positioned me to help rebuild our economy and connect residents to resources. I am doing what I have always done – put people first.
During my term, I protected our partnership with Santa Monica schools -funding playgrounds and classrooms; protected senior housing programs and services; increased housing; converted Big Blue Bus to zero emission and zero carbon; increased resiliency of our water supply; and opened streets to pedestrians and bikes, including protected bike lanes on Broadway, safe routes to schools, and parking lane dining on Main Street.
This work must continue. As our City fights to overcome the challenges of the past year, I believe I provide the kind of steady, proven leadership that is critical to getting our city back on track. I will remain a strong voice for renters' rights, human scale neighborhoods, environmental sustainability, reimagining public safety and social and economic justice.
As a parent, homeowner, and longtime resident, I would be honored to have your support.