I support strong police, fire department and disaster services.
I support reviewing our city budget to counterbalance increases in taxes.
I support no new taxes, including an increase in the sales tax.
I support re-establishing the Finance Committee.
I support innovative ways to help our elderly population age-in-place, innovative housing, parks & recreation needs.
I support working families .
I support freezing the water and sewer rates and addressing infrastructure needs over a longer period due to COVID-19.
I support sustainability, clean water and clean air quality and acknowledge climate change according to science.
I support a multi-purpose, high-density housing/hotel complex with a performing arts center component on the City’s D Street property.
I support modernizing the marina for local enjoyment and reduction in city expenditures.
I support directing our economic development team to attract new compatible and desirable city-wide business development.
I support downtown business development and understand that the needs of retail and restaurants are crucial to the city’s future.
I support construction of Accessory Dwelling Units and the development of in-fill housing to provide additional efficient new housing.
I support utilizing sophisticated technology for streamlining city meetings services (permits, billing, etc.).
I support reviewing permits and fee structures as well as reviewing process for doing business with the City.
I support the City hiring of grant writers to seek federal and state funds for city improvements.
I support improving our roads and funding by redirecting unallocated Capital Improvement Project funds. While we remain in a budget crisis not all planned road repair should be postponed.
I support understanding the impact of the Silver Tsunami (growth in our community of those of 60+ years old) will have on our 5-year economic projections, infastructure needs, School District implications.
I support a program of understanding and attracting Millenials and their families to Benicia and their needs.
I support a strong partnership between all our businesses, including Valero and Benicia, based on trust but verified and measured.
I support and understand the value and impact of the arts community has on our economy. Including how to support artist in residency needs.
I support our City Library as the heart of the community and believe it should not be placed under the county library system.
I support the Planning Commissions decision on cannabis dispensary
I support increasing city revenue by growing the Benicia Industrial Park.
I support investigating ways to tap into the new remote workplace economy that results from remote workers becoming the new norm coming out of COVID-19.