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PLATFORM

 

As my team and I continue to develop what our top priorities will be if the community chooses us to do the important work of 5th District supervisor, one theme runs underneath many of the issues we want to address. TRUST. The community should be able to trust their elected representative has their best interests in mind when advocating for them.

Communication and Transparency:

  1. Commitment to foster community engagement and finding ways to unite the residents of the 5th District in support of positive changes.

  2. Ongoing town hall meetings to hear concerns from the community and provide progress updates proactive plans and solutions.

  3. Transparency about the Board of Supervisors agenda items that affect the 5th District residents.

  4. Advocating for community awareness and discussion before voting on agenda items that concern the community.

 

Road Infrastructure:

       My proactive plan for road infrastructure.

  1. Identifying areas which are continual issues during heavy winters and implementing preventative and proactive measures.

  2. Preemptively and proactively planning detours and reroutes, before they become necessary. Ensuring the community can continue to get to work, school and access basic necessities such as food and medicine, during weather events, and most importantly make it safely home.

Transportation Equity:

  1. Promoting fairness in mobility and accessibility to meet the needs of all community

     members; seniors, low income residents, handicapped and minors, who rely on public

     transportation to get to work, school, medical appointments, etc.

​ 2. Providing safe, consistent and reliable public transportation to areas which are

     currently underserved.

 3. Promoting the use of public transportation to reduce CO2 emissions, decreasing

     pollutants in the atmosphere and improving air quality.

 

Housing Costs and Cost of Living:

  1. Improve the slow and no growth policies of the county’s planning department andpermitting process to allow recovery in housing costs and renovation of properties. 

  2. Evaluate appropriate building to support the community.

  3. Redefine "affordable" and low cost housing in the community.

  4. Implementation of affordable, low or no cost child care, via after school programs and child care, to allow children to be somewhere safe until parents can finish the work day.

 

Support for First Responders:

  1. Budget analysis and proper disbursement of funding for all first responders with focus on unincorporated areas of the district and its fire stations.

  2. Collaboration with sheriffs, CHP and local police departments to ensure they have all the tools they need to provide good response times and serve the community while being given proper support and funding.

 

Emergency Preparedness:

  1. Improve reception for cell phones and emergency internet services 

  2. Disaster communication plans implemented and shared before emergencies happen. Establishing a clear plan so the community knows who to call, where to go, and how to stay safe.

  3. Know your zone awareness so the community has the most up to date information on evacuations.

  4. Murs radio programs

  5. Collaboration with local CERT teams

  6. Community safety and awareness meetings 

 

Water and Sewage Infrastructure:

  1. Work with state agencies including the water board, CPUC and state representatives to advocate for our communities’ rights to access clean and safe water.

  2. Collaborate with state agencies to acquire funding for neighborhood sewer systems, to repair and maintain infrastructure ensure our waterways are protected.

  3. Collaborate with state and federal partners to find funding or resources to upgrade existing older systems.

  4. Promote and explore conservation options to support growth. 

 

Fire and Disaster Recovery:

  1. Drastically lower internal governmental hurdles for CZU and Disaster Survivors.

  2. Foster a planning department that is a friend to the community, not one of its largest obstacles to growth and well-being.

  3. Increase funding for nonprofits that provide immediate disaster recovery needs.

  4. Consistent and transparent communication with the community when disaster strikes.

  5. Collaboration and advocacy with state agencies to bring meaningful support to disaster victims.

  6. Collect data from fire families about what hurdles they are facing (county, state, insurance). These families are a canary in a coal mine; their struggles make evident what is truly possible as far as building and recovery in our county.

 

Fire Risk Mitigation:

  1. Collaborate with state about federally owned wildland borders being maintained for safety of surrounding communities.

  2. Increase community awareness of and access to Wildfire risk education/workshops.

  3. Incentivize and increase community access to fuel load reduction programs.

  4. Stimulate community level engagement with the environment around each neighborhood.

  5. Advocacy at state level for proper installation of egresses in mountain communities for fire fighter access during wildfires.

  6. Analysis of county budget to allocate greater funds for local fire houses.

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