• Yes on responsible planning and quality of life! The rewrite of the General Plan that includes a Land Use Element (LUE) advocating for density across the City and a Mobility Plan that suggests traffic problems that will result from density be mitigated by the public giving up their cars must be challenged.
  • No on program Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) that would mean our neighborhoods will not receive an evaluation of risks that accompany individual development plans. We need project level EIRs. We need traffic studies that address potential gridlock at new development sites.
    • No on placetypes and unreasonable density plans that would change the character and safety of our neighborhoods. Further, the LUE must be put on hold until the new laws governing development have been evaluated and best practices identified with respect to maintaining local control of development in our City.
    • We need adequate parking that fits today’s communities. Suggesting the public give up their cars and ride bikes, take buses and walk is not reasonable or practical, nor is it enforceable. Our city needs a vision for the future based on the technologies of the future, not the technologies of the past.
  • Yes on fiscal responsibility! This includes ensuring our City employees are fairly paid with respect to norms in other local cities and/or comparable areas of responsibility. The $100K and $200K clubs are suspect and need to be evaluated and right sized. Departments that have been overlooked with raises also require scrutiny and appropriate compensation.
  • Yes on Safety! We need sufficient police and fire personnel to handle the workload and protect our citizens in this large city. Public safety is at risk when we have fire stations without a fire truck or adequate personnel or an inadequate number of police officers to respond.
  • Yes to adequate and timely maintenance of our streets, trees and parks and operating in accordance with environmentally responsible policies.
    • The amount of work that can be accomplished is driven by budget, but the public should have some visibility of the plans for their neighborhood and when troublesome conditions will be addressed.
    • The wetlands and the plants and animals that depend on this habitat deserve our protection.
    • We need to be environmentally responsible in choosing management practices and products that protect our health and the health and stability of the environment. No to Round-Up in our parks!
  • Yes to maintaining our noise ordinance at the Long Beach airport! I strongly oppose proposals to convert Long Beach Airport for international flights — such a change could cause the noise ordinance to be challenged in federal court, as well as other possible negative impacts to adjacent communities.