Here is my candidate statement, which will be printed on the ballot.
In 2017, I became involved with Citizens for Just Water. As chair, with fellow volunteers, I fight for Marina’s water and environmental justice for our beautiful coastal city. I’ll continue to be outspoken and a leader to protect trees in the new developments.
Safety for residents is a primary concern with emergency fire and medical response times unacceptably long, and increased speed limits posing danger for pedestrians and bicyclists. Other key issues are the lack of sufficient parking at Abrams Park and Preston Park and, Marina deserving a real downtown, and civic center that is ADA compliant.
We should do a better job at city infrastructure maintenance, including median landscaping on 2nd Ave and Imjin Parkway. Play structures should not be lost due to negligence and deterioration, and streetlights need timely repair. I support plans for a Sports Center, Aquatic Center, and several new city parks, including play areas and dog parks, all located in our new District 4!
As your councilmember, I will use my background in property management (I have a Master’s in Architecture) to help improve city maintenance programs.
I will always try to get the facts and share those with you.