Approve Corte Madera Inn Redevelopment - YES
The Best Western Corte Madera Inn is considered by many to be Corte Madera's primary hotel. Residents value it as a place for visiting friends or family to stay, while local businesses prize the customers it brings into town. But as even its own management will tell you, the hotel is past due for an update. That's why I was thrilled to vote in support of a comprehensive redevelopment proposal for the property, brought forth by Reneson Hotels, to completely revitalize the site
Approve Parks & Recreation Fee Schedule - NO
This was a really hard one for me—a rare no vote on my part, and my first time being the 1 in a 4-1 vote. Here's what happened. Since the murder of George Floyd, we've been talking a lot about equity, including adding it to the Town Council's work plan for the first time in history (as a Tier 1 priority, no less). But as a Councilmember, I've been frustrated to realize that we have relatively few avenues to actually implement equity for Corte Madera's disadvantaged residents.
Accept Mid-Year Budget Revision - YES
I voted to approve our mid-year budget revision, an annual exercise where we adjust our budget for the year to account for any unexpected expenses or revenues that may have occurred. This vote also included a policy decision: what do with about $3 million in unallocated surplus funds. I voted to support the Finance Committee's decision to reinvest that money toward projects and needs we had already identified, including making an additional $263,000 payment toward reducing ou