Under the law, every homeowner is legally responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of their house in safe condition. Of course, we realize that can be a burden for residents, and we take every opportunity we find to help lighten the load. The Sidewalk Pilot Program is just one such opportunity. I voted yes to create a program that would help residents by splitting the cost of sidewalk maintenance with them, and that would get residents along roads that are being repa
Our decision to let businesses like shops and restaurants operate outside, including on public property, proved to be a critical lifeline to the local businesses that make Corte Madera hum. As the pandemic continues to drag on longer than anyone could have foreseen, I voted to extend that opportunity, helping our valued local businesses stay afloat through the pandemic.
As our incredible Town staff got to work on the 2020 Preventative Maintenance Project (the year's repaving), they spied a cost-effective opportunity to add Madera Boulevard and Redwood Highway to the project, saving money over what it would have cost to repave them separately a couple years in the future. I voted yes to save money while taking this opportunity to refresh even more of the Town's road network. It's always a joy to bring better infrastructure to the community wh
I'll be the first to admit that wealthy Bay Area cities need to provide more housing—but we have to do it intelligently. With new reports that the regional government authority, ABAG, could order Corte Madera to produce more than 700 new units of housing in the coming years, the questions of where those units will go and where that number came from are important. I signed a letter to ABAG expressing our concern with the formula they use to determine each city's housing quotas
This is what criminal justice reform looks like at the local, small-town level. If someone walks their dog off leash in violation of our leash laws, you may be disrespecting the community and annoying your neighbors, but you shouldn't get a criminal record for it—just a fine. That's why I voted to downgrade violations of our leash law from a misdemeanor (which goes on your permanent record) to an infraction (which doesn't), while cleaning up the law's language to more clearly
From leaf blowers to excessive noise to dogs off leash, code violations and complaints are up substantially. Residents have been calling on us for months to increase enforcement, but the Town only has one code enforcement official on staff, we are already at capacity. Having identified a path towards bringing in additional, part-time code enforcement help that stays within the bounds of our budget, I voted yes to answering residents' calls and putting a couple more pairs of b