Create $200,000 COVID Small Business Disaster Relief Fund - YES
COVID hit our local businesses, business owners, and workers hard, and the Town Council felt unanimously that we needed to support them through these challenging times. We voted to create a $200,000 fund that would help small local businesses struggling to pay rent, and disbursed $1,000 grants to scores of local businesses. Funding came from the Measure B and Measure F Sales Tax Funds. By reinvesting sales tax revenue in saving the local businesses that generated that revenue
Endorse MCE's Deep Green Renewable Energy Program - YES
I voted for the Town to endorse MCE Clean Energy's Deep Green program, which lets local homeowners and businesses opt up to using 100% renewable energy. This is one of the most impactful ways our community can cut its carbon footprint, and I couldn't be more proud of MCE's incredible work and all the Corte Maderans who opted up. Update: through this vote, which included an endorsement and the posting of promotional banners around Town, we increased our town's enrollment in De
Make Changes to ADU Regulations on Christmas Tree Hill - RECUSE
I followed our Town Attorney's advice to recuse myself from this vote on regulations regarding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) because I have a startup company that builds prefab ADUs.
Install Trash Capture Devices on Storm Drains - YES
The San Francisco Bay is one of our most crucial natural resources, and we have a duty to protect it from unnecessary pollution. I voted for the Town to enter into an agreement with Marin County that would see trace capture devices installed on key local storm drains, using grant funding from the EPA. This is a very cost-effective way to cut down on trash entering the Bay.
Sign Letter Asking Amazon to Reduce Waste - YES
Amazon has flooded our community with cardboard and plastic waste, and while we all appreciate the convenience of their service, their unsustainable business practices have put major strain on communities' ability to process the waste they generate. I voted for Corte Madera to join other local cities in calling for Amazon to launch a pilot program to reuse packaging materials and reduce waste.
Disband Defunct Marin Telecommunications Agency - YES
The Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA) is a countywide agency that was formed in 1997 with the intent to negotiate local telecommunications franchise rates. However, subsequent changes to state and federal law took this power away from local jurisdictions, leaving MTA with little role to play other than administration. Nevertheless, the MTA still has executive officers and staff on the County payroll. By voting to disband this defunct agency and rolling its few administrat
Award $790,000 for Accessibility Improvements - YES
We awarded a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Coastside Concrete & Construction, for a project that will bring Corte Madera into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This federal law prevents discrimination against disabled members of our community by ensuring that public spaces and amenities are accessible to those with disabilities.