I am a lifelong resident and have been active in community affairs for years, learning our municipal code, policies and challenges. Two years ago I helped author Measure M, the successful citizens’ initiative that limits short-term vacation rentals.
I am running for election to the Pacific Grove City Council because I want to help preserve the residential character of our community and the unique quality of life we share. I want to represent the interests of residents and neighborhoods, protect our natural environment, pursue affordable housing, and help our managers and consultants understand the needs and values of our community.
We must have a Covid-19 recovery plan that addresses the fiscal and social impacts of the pandemic, while directing City Hall to place the safety and well-being of residents as the top priority. Meanwhile, we must also address the lack of affordable housing for families and seniors.
I will participate in our Housing Advisory Group and be prepared for opportunities that may include the old Mission Linen property or a City-owned parcel. I also want to see the development of a master plan for healthy business districts.