This exciting vote was the culmination of more than two years of hard work addressing the only existential threat our town faces: climate change. With virtually all of Corte Madera in either a flood or fire hazard zone, we are uniquely and severely vulnerable to wildfires and sea level rise. This important document, developed through an extensive public process, begins to lay out our 50+ year strategy for confronting those challenges. It is the first time Corte Madera's gover
I voted yes to residents' and advocates' requests that the Town Council designate June as LGBT+ Pride Month. I was thrilled to make this unequivocal statement in support of all our residents' civil rights, and am proud to announce that Corte Madera will be flying the Pride Flag this June for the first time in history. There is no place for hate or bigotry in our community, and we stand firmly behind any and all residents facing discrimination due to their inalienable traits.
After a more than two-year public process, I voted to approve plans to replace our failing Town Hall with a new facility that will be an important public resource for the community, and built to last. The current facility dates to the 1920's and suffers from deficiencies including leaks, mold, asbestos, code violations, structural inadequacy, and more; the new facility will incorporate modern technology and fit our entire staff (which the current building does not), allowing
Safeguarding public health is among the most important responsibilities of our civic leaders, and it was in this interest that I voted yes to ban smoking in multifamily residential units in Corte Madera. This issue has been repeatedly raised by residents who have been subjected to tobacco smoke in their own homes by close-by neighbors, or who have no choice but to live in apartments where previous residents smoked. After a careful examination of the public health data and bal