Award $255,000 for Skunk Hollow Park Improvements - YES
Skunk Hollow Park has not changed since I played on it as a kid more than 20 years ago, and for years, local families have been asking the Town to bring it up to par with the Town's other parks and playgrounds. I was thrilled to vote yes on awarding a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder for the Skunk Hollow improvements, bringing it up to modern safety standards, and I hope our local kids can enjoy it for decades to come!
Amend 2020-2021 Budget due to COVID - YES
As COVID upended our lives, Corte Madera took the greatest financial hit in its history. We scrambled to change the projections in our budget, attempting to keep pace and accurately predict what the impacts would be on our Town so we could plan accordingly. The major changes recommended by our Finance Director were to reduce revenue by more than $2 million (due largely to the closing of local businesses) and to increase expenses by hundreds of thousands of dollars due to unfo
Streamline Permitting Process for EV Charging Stations - YES
With our town half in a flood zone and half in a fire zone, Corte Madera is almost uniquely vulnerable to the threats of climate change—and we are taking aggressive steps to combat that threat. One overarching goal is to fight climate change by reducing our community's carbon footprint, and gas-powered cars account for a large portion of our town's emissions. As we work to incentivize the adoption of electric vehicles, part of that means making EV's more convenient, which mea
Extend Building Permits by 120 Days Due to COVID - YES
I voted to extend the expiration date on certain building permits and other types of entitlements by 120 days if they expired at the beginning of the pandemic. It's not residents' fault that COVID happened, and they shouldn't be penalized by having their permits expire when their entire lives were upended.
Make it Easier for Homeowners to Remove Fire-Prone Trees - YES
If you live in California, the big lesson of the past years is that wildfires are getting worse and worse, and that fire season is starting earlier and earlier. Homeowners are doing everything they can to protect their property and harden their houses against fire, and I believe it's critical that the Town do our part to help. That's why I voted yes on amendments to the Town's Tree Ordinance that will allow homeowners to remove certain fire-prone tree species without needing
Hire Student Interns - YES
When I first ran for Town Council two years ago, one issue I brought up was how great it would be to provide more opportunities for students to work with local businesses. Today, we are walking the walk, setting up a framework for the Town of Corte Madera to hire student interns who will get valuable experience as part of our local government. I was proud to vote yes on this item!